Saturday, April 02, 2005

Geographer

Geographer, n. A chap who can tell you offhand the difference between the outside of the world and the inside.

2005 Update: In the contemporary United States, someone who knows there are fifty states, can find some of them on a map, and knows the capitol of their own. Generally, a foreigner on the cusp of naturalization. In Ancient Persia, Herodotus.

14 comments:

pia said...

That's truly sick or truly sad or more probably both!

Doug said...

Pia, delighted to have you back here! Oh, and Albany.

Mace said...

Truth hurts. LOL!

Doug said...

Jefferson City, my friend

Manjusha said...

Like the 2005 update. So true!! LOL!!!

Enrique BAVA said...

What was Herodotus doing in Persia? Did he have to remember Persepolis to become naturalized?

Doug said...

Manjusha, glad you like it.
SeƱor Brujo -Persia, Greece...I get the Scandinavian countries confused.

dayna said...

You're hilarious. Always a pleasure to visit.

Doug said...

Thanks, Dayna, Glad you're back.

Enrique BAVA said...

Oooh, you're good!

karma said...

... and all this time I thought it was Genghiz Khan :(

Doug said...

No, Karma, I think he was from Madagascar, off the coast of Alabama.

Mustang said...

Madagascar, off the coast of Alabama?? oops my geography says its west of west coast some 15,000 miles, west of Diego Garcia and south of Iraq? of course apart being an upcoming movie!

Doug said...

Mustang, I stand corrected.