[DWJ] Turntables of the Night (was: RE: Insomnia)
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Jul 20 14:28:35 EDT 2006
On Jul 20, 2006, at 12:16 PM, Charles Butler wrote:
> Ooh, could you say more? My son was recently taught
> that it was nothing to do with Vespucci, but was named
> after a Bristol merchant of Welsh descent (John ap Meric),
> who was one of the sponsors of John Cabot. Or Giovanni
> Caboto, if you prefer. On the other hand, a medieval historian
> of my acquaintance who has looked at the original documents
> says there's very little evidence for this - but I kind of like the
> idea of America as a Welsh name.
I kind of like the idea, too, but I haven't heard this version.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone
to wonder where you are when you don't come
home at night.
-- Margaret Mead
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