Lower Slobbovia (was "Silicon" (geog.))

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Jul 13 22:55:50 UTC 2001

Hear, hear!
I think Al Capp was probably creative enough to stick -ovia on to
"slob" and add "Lower" for even more comic effect without looking through
a gazetteer.

maberry at u.washington.edu

On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, Dennis R. Preston wrote:

> Must we have a country here. Isn't "slob" transparent enough?
> dInIs
> >>Slovenia-->Slobbovia seemed so obvious that I never doubted it.
> >
> >There is also Slavonia. This is the northeasterly-to-southwesterly 'limb' of
> >horseshoe-shaped Croatia (that is, it is not Dalmatia which faces the
> >Adriatic, nor the 'top' part which nestles up against Slovenia).
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