November 09, 2009

Born Again? Or Nowhere?

The cap fits!

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The map that changed the world
The name America, for example, very probably represents not just a tip of the hat to Amerigo Vespucci but also a multilingual pun that can mean both "born new" and "no-place-land" - a playful coinage that seems to have inspired Sir Thomas More to invent his new world across the ocean, one meaning of which was also "no-place": Utopia.

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