Tuesday, May 3, 2011

toponymic etymology

In the news currently, Abbottabad, Pakistan, means Abbott’s city. It was named after a British army officer, James Abbott (link), three of whose brothers were major-generals.

1 Comments:

Blogger rchrd said...

Gee, good thing it was Abbott and not Baden-Baden.

Badenbadenabad?

May 3, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

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