Re: Damn'd fools

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sun Jul 27 2003 - 23:46:06 EDT

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    Frank da Cruz scripsit:

    > This sort of thing is endlessly fascinating to (some of) us Americans,
    > whose concepts of "nation" and "state" are so simplistic :-) Here's
    > my attempt to sort it out:
    > It is in constant need of revision and refinement.

    It's not really true that the "traditional, historical, and geographical"
    county names shift, and it is perfectly correct to use them in the post.
    What has been in a constant state of flux is the administrative units,
    which started out aligned with the geographical counties back in 1889
    and have been changed and changed and changed again since 1974.

    See for details on all this.

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