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.
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