Monday, October 22, 2007

Huh?

So, apparently, Los Angeles is located in California, which is located in Afghanistan. Yup, my blog is telling my that I'm currently in Afghanistan. Blogger, are you sure?

Here's what the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names has to say :

Los Angeles (inhabited place)
Coordinates:
Lat: 34 03 00 N degrees minutes
Lat: 34.0500 decimal degrees
Long: 118 14 00 W degrees minutes
Long: -118.2333 decimal degrees
Note: State's largest city; expanded rapidly late 19th and early 20th century due to cattle ranching, railroads and motion-picture industry; has suffered several earthquakes, droughts and air pollution; site of many museums, universities and wealthy communities.
Names:
Los Angeles (preferred, V,N,English-P,Spanish-P)
L.A. (V,N)
City of Los Angeles (V,N,English)
El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles (V,N,Spanish)
Pueblo de Nuestra SeƱora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula (V,N,Spanish)
............
name of original Spanish community on the site
El Pueblo (V,N,Spanish)

Take that, Blogger.

4 comments:

Sarah L. said...

I love the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names!

Lindsey said...

Me too! I also love the Union List of Artists' Names! Very helpful!

kelley said...

Has it always said that? I never noticed.

Lindsey said...

No, it hasn't always said that, I'm not sure what happened. But I'm going to leave it there for the time being.