Tuesday, March 06, 2007

What do Finland and Boston have in common?

Fenns, or swampy land. Fenway Park is located near the Fenns, a swampy area in Boston.

The word Finland is derived from the same word for swamp: Fennland. The Finnish word for Finland is Suomi, and the Finnish word for swamp is suo.

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At 4:58 PM, Blogger Reino said...

this is verbal genuity,
never thought "Suomi" this way


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