Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 09:37:06 EST From: Vicki Rosenzweig 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 vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 212-626-0666