[DWJ] Turntables of the Night (was: RE: Insomnia)

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Jul 20 14:35:54 EDT 2006


On Jul 20, 2006, at 12:28 PM, Otter Perry wrote:

>
> 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.

Okay, thanks to the wonders of the web, I have now heard
this version.  Interesting.  Not new.  First promulgated in 1908.

Check out Wikipedia ["Richard Ameryk" or "naming of America"]
for more information on this.

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