Tag: Country

Country name origins

An A-Z of country name origins

We’ve taken on an ambitious task today: we’re looking at the origin stories behind the names (in English) of every single country in the world – using the list of countries as determined by the UN and information from the Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language […]

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“A wise traveller never despises his own country.” - Carlo Goldoni (1707–1793)

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“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” - Charles de Gaulle

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Country music lyrics

Exploring country music lyrics

Over a decade ago I experienced something of an epiphany. On a long drive under the endlessly wide skies of the Canadian prairie, I tired of the bland AOR from the FM stations on my hire car’s radio so I flipped over to AM and started listening to the first station I found, which was […]

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