Tunbridge Wells, on the other hand, is impeccably governed, and it’s a wonder we don’t all live there.
David takes what I think is the party line on descriptive toponyms, and it’s perfectly sensible:
[T]he main church, the Iglesia de la Virgen del Mar, has been signposted as the “Church of the Virgin of the Sea”. Try finding that in your guidebook,
… or by asking the locals.
But maybe another class of guidebook is needed: for virtual visitors, who, without learning the lingo, wish to relish provincial absurdities. I feel that those unfamiliar with the dialects employed in intergalactic Marianism would definitely like to know what this Virgin is up to:
And Our Lady of Overactive Letdown should never be issued without her Vatican-approved user’s manual.
All of this via Lenox – sadly I long ago ceased to read the entire internet every morning before breakfast – who reports that Murcia is now sometimes Múrcia, as if they hadn’t got financial problems enough.
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