Wednesday, February 16, 2005

A country that starts with "Thene"

As we drove this morning marcus was looking through the flag book for france - I told him the flags were all in alphabetical order, so just go through the alphabet until they start with F then you'll see a red, white and blue one. I was wrong, i forgot that in that little book they are in some arcane order I don't understand - maybe in order of GNP or something. He was gamely paging through looking for red, white and blue flags that start with F - and he started reading out the names of all the flags he found with the right colours. He spelled out D O M I N I C A N R E P U B L I C, P A R A G U A Y , and T H E N E T H E R L A N D S.

I was puzzled for a while by THENE.

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