According to Mrs. Wikipedia (to me it's a Mrs and not a Mr.) Geography stems from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia. The first person to use the word "geography" was Eratosthenes (276–194 BC). At school I didn't like Geography and it remained γεωγραφία to me and on top I didn't know this Mr. Eratosthenes, at that time I only knew Mr. Aristoteles Onassis and his affairs.
With the time I learned and now I know at least the continents and countries. But when I started to travel in Blogland and wanted to know where and in which country my blog pals lived, I sometimes had to do a real Mrs. Marpel job. Not always with success.
Some people think that everybody knows where his city or village is located ! So when somebody writes about cities like Takem, Roelands, Middlefart, Penistone, Intercourse, or Birds in Hand etc and nowhere on the blog you find the country, it becomes very difficult to know where these places are. It gets even worse when I have to find out the name of the city, when under a photo the title is : "Summer in the city", "Crochet around town", "This old house" etc.
I have to admit that ever since I started my travels through Blogland, my geographic knowledges have very much improved ! I caught up everything I missed during Geography class, during which I preferred to dream about traveling to other countries and continents or chatted (whispered) with my neighbor.
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