Countries, cities, towns, villages, streets
(and of course people) have their names changed.
During the Revolution the nearby village of
Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val changed its name to
Libre-Val. It returned to its full,
pre-revolutionary name in the 1960s.
The republican Irish Free state (established 1922)
changed the names of towns|
and counties containing the words King or Queen:
Kingstown became Dún Laoghaire; Queen's County
became Offaly; Queenstown became Cobh.
Dublin was renamed Baile Átha Cliath, but nobody
in her right mind has ever called it that.
The USSR had a fun time changing names of cities:
Nizhni Novgorod became Gorki, Tsaritzyn turned into
Stalingrad (of course),
and after that Great Dictator was denounced: Volgograd.
Königsberg became Kaliningrad. Now the Poles are 'officially'
re-naming it Królewiec. The Lithuanians will probably
go back to calling it Karaliaučius.
Both of these mean Kingstown.
I wonder when a Trump City will emerge
from defiled Floridian swamps ? As for other names,
I suggest that New York should now be called
(as Virginia will henceforth be known)
and London: Mind-boggling Corruption-upon-Thames.
On a quite different tack, a forest of a single tree in Utah has been named officially Pando.
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