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Reader riposte: What's in a name?

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12 May 2009 16:25

Will Grant responds to Fergus' post about the disputed names of various bodies of water:

You might be interested in this map, displayed in the Earth and Marine Sciences building at the Australian National University, which labels the modern North Sea as the 'German Ocean'. The map is from 1815, which leads me to wonder what French names had been recently expunged. (Apologies for the less than spectacular iPhone camera).

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