Thursday, May 7, 2009

-LAND Ho!

I've mentioned before that I'm doing this little personal project where I go to every country or state that ends in -LAND in English. My rules are that it has to be the name of the place that we use in English, it has to be a state or country level political entity, and that names ending in "Island" do not count. That results in the following list:
  • England
  • Finland
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Maryland
  • The Netherlands
  • Newfoundland
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Poland
  • Queensland
  • Scotland
  • Swaziland
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
I've made good progess on this list, and next week I will be going to ScotLAND with my mother.

Mom and I take a trip together every year. We usually go on a cruise, but I was feeling cruised out. She kind of wanted to go to London, so we decided that since I was going to the UK in late May anyway, we'd tack on a trip to London and Edinburgh before I went to Blackpool to watch the British Open Ballroom Dancing Championships.

Once we get to Scotland (Edinburgh), I'll just have Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, Northern Ireland, Poland, and Swaziland left on the list.

1 comment:

April said...

Another -land country is The Republic of Somaliland.
http://www.somalilandgov.com/
Probably not too safe at this time.