Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Humour Irony Trivia

Humour via Arthur L

Irony  via David S


A bit of trivia which I learned at my great age (!)  

(thanks to Isabel Allende and her wonderful novel "Ines of my Soul" Harper Collins 2006).

Venezuela is named for Venice, Italy  (Venezia).

It makes sense now that I know it!


From the web

Etymology. According to the most popular and accepted version, in 1499, an expedition led by Alonso de Ojeda visited the Venezuelan coast. The stilt houses in the area of Lake Maracaibo reminded the Italian navigator, Amerigo Vespucci, of the city of Venice, Italy, so he named the region Veneziola, or "Little Venice".

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