Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Noms d'etat

Name 4 of the (I think) 9 United States that are named after a person. Bonus points for exactly naming the person. Even more bonus points for naming the Canadian provinces with the same property.



Blogger John Paul said...

I count ten though I am not sure that two of them should really count. They are named after someone nonetheless, just not that person's actual name but a nickname.

September 8, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Ketan said...

Ten, hmm? I wonder which one I'm missing. The nickname ones I'm counting.

September 8, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Ketan said...

Wikipedia claims that one state was named after an individual person strongly affiliated with a certain place, not directly after that same place.

September 8, 2009 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger John Paul said...

Duh, make that nine because I'm dumb. I'll check the remaining nine on Wikipedia.

September 8, 2009 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger John Paul said...

Wikipedia verifies the nine.

September 8, 2009 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger John Paul said...

Ten if you count the one named for the place for which the guy held a title.

September 8, 2009 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger John Paul said...

An eleventh is a state commonly believed to be named after a mythical black amazonian queen.

September 8, 2009 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Ketan said...

I'd like to know the one you were mistaken about. Did you think one was named after Bartholomew Texas?

September 9, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

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