"Silicon" (geog.)

L oki okl-word at JUNO.COM
Fri Jul 13 19:08:06 UTC 2001

<<Lower Slobbovia (does anyone remember Al Capp and the L'il Abner
which I believe was a parody of "Lower Slovenia". >>

Was there really such a country as Lower Slovenia? As a callow kid at the
time Capp was writing (drawing? lettering? whatever), I sort of assumed
it was a parody on Outer Mongolia, since both were (I seem to recall)
snow-covered places only primitively civilized. I checked my gazetteer,
and while Lower Slovenia isn't mentioned, it does mention the Low
Countries of Europe and the Lower 48 for the contiguous U.S.

And L.S. still lives, although it's now called Elbonia in Scott Adams'
"Dilbert" strip.

~Owen Lorion

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