Word Ways


The pages of Word Ways have frequently featured articles and quizzes concerned with the logological peculiarities of place names. Most of these contributions have dealt with United States geography - with the names of the 50 states, for instance. Since the United States is only one of about 175 nations in the world, this heavy concentration on American place names is, to put it charitably, somewhat parochial. It is especially so because names elsewhere in the world are logologically just as interesting as United States names.