Monday, August 31, 2009
The background of place names such as York
* Pennsylvania: meaning of sylvan?
* New Jersey: see the British island called Jersey off the coast of France.
* Vermont: what color? what terrain?
* Who was Henry Hudson? What was the point of his exploration of bays on the East Coast?
* Recently a NY Times reporter went up the Hudson to celebrate 400 years since the exploration. About 50 miles upstream from the city he passed a famous military institution called __ __ .
Ramadan Mubarak! Translate?
Salaam! (or Salaam Alyeikum). Translate.
Indigenous: Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment.
* Chili peppers are indigenous to Mexico and Central America.
* The indigenous peoples of North La are the Caddo tribe.