Wednesday, April 16, 2008

An Alignment of Pet Peeves

A blogger out in Ohio has touched, in a way, on a pet peeve of mine in discussing a pet peeve of his own:
In the past year I’ve noticed that the media, and sometimes city officials, use the terms Delaware County and Delaware (city) as interchangeable terms. They’re not.
I try to track news and discussion about the State of Delaware. I have deployed standing searches using Google and other tools to try to catch references to, and discussion about, the First State. I've found some fascinating things this way, but I do have to wade through far too much news about Delaware County and city in Ohio, that county just north of us in Pennsylvania, and numerous Delaware Roads and and Avenues around the nation.

Maybe we should have copyrighted the name.

2 comments:

Elaine Reese said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Like you, I have set up the Google alerts, and often get "your" state's info. Don't know about your area, but our area was named for the Delaware Indians. Probably didn't have copyright then. ;-)

BTW, I'm a she, not a he.

Mike Mahaffie said...

Sorry Elaine! I was going by a name I spotted at the bottom of your template. I should have fudged with a non-specific term.

There do seem to be too many Delaware's some times.

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