16 Replies to “You say Genoa, I say Geneva…”

  1. Maryam’s LiveSpace is down at the moment, so I’ll comment here.

    The problem is not helped by the fact that the official name of Genoa is Genova (as in “Christopher Columbus was Genovese” although in the spirit of using the English naming of that fellow Cristofero, Genoese would be used by we-uns).

    And the Italian for Geneva is Ginevra (gee-nev-ra). I wonder how they keep it all straight in Switzerland, where the sort-of-official languages are French-German-Italian. You’re in the French part now, so it could be doubly exciting!

    Hey, drop in on the ECMA and ISO folk and see how they are bearing up under their newfound attention.

  2. Maryam’s LiveSpace is down at the moment, so I’ll comment here.

    The problem is not helped by the fact that the official name of Genoa is Genova (as in “Christopher Columbus was Genovese” although in the spirit of using the English naming of that fellow Cristofero, Genoese would be used by we-uns).

    And the Italian for Geneva is Ginevra (gee-nev-ra). I wonder how they keep it all straight in Switzerland, where the sort-of-official languages are French-German-Italian. You’re in the French part now, so it could be doubly exciting!

    Hey, drop in on the ECMA and ISO folk and see how they are bearing up under their newfound attention.

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