“By the Murmuring Mexic Sea”

The Orthosphere

Much of our geographic nomenclature is highly unsatisfactory. There are features for which names are needed that have no name; there are names that are not needed; and almost all of the coinages of the past century have been the work of prosaic scientists, fatuous hucksters, or political lickspittles. This is not simply a geographer’s lament, since we cannot think clearly if we lack names for the features that really matter, and we cannot dwell comfortably if the names that we have are drab, preposterous, or grating.

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.