[PW] Question about town name: Aragua, Spain

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 21:40:14 PST 2017


Thanks very much to Barbara Schmidt, Brian Whatcott, John Cowan,
Dennis Cunniff and Anne Rojas for their helpful responses ten days ago
about the place name Aragua.

Garson


On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 9:30 PM, Anne Rojas <anne.c.rojas at gmail.com> wrote:
> It’s a place in Venezuela, but not Spain.  The Venezuelan place name comes from an indigenous langage.
>
>> On Nov 15, 2017, at 7:33 PM, Barbara Schmidt <schmidtbrb at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I looked at the citation -- an article apparently written by William
>> Livingston Alden.  My best guess is that it is a work of humorous fiction.
>> Alden's wikipedia entry shows he was a diplomat in Rome from 1885-1890.  No
>> mention of him ever being a diplomat in Spain.  He had a reputation for
>> "clever writings."
>>
>> Barb
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