Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 09:37:06 EST

From: Vicki Rosenzweig murphy!acmcr!vr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UUNET.UU.NET

Subject: Re: 'the' in place names (Kaye)

The most famous "the" anomaly in English geography may be

"The Bronx" (which can be explained historically, but is

still anomalous); the local Spanish press duly translates

this, and refers to "El Bronx" (though if one were to follow

the historical explanation, it should probably be "Los Bronx").

New York City also has two neighborhoods with "Heights" in their

name, Washington Heights and Brooklyn Heights, either of which

may be referred to as "the Heights," but that's a more

straightforward shortening, I think.

Vicki Rosenzweig

Associate Editor, Computing Reviews

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