Saturday, October 28, 2006

Switzerland, SC

Yes, Verizon, Switzerland is in the United States. (As is Bolivia.)

It's true. Who knew?

As you're flying down I-95 South, just before you cross the border into Georgia, there's a sign that reads "SWITZERLAND."

It was late and dark and I didn't get a chance to pull off and see it, but there is evidence of its existence on Google Images. (Turns out, there's a Switzerland, North Carolina, too. It's in the Appalachian Mountain Range.)

As for Bolivia, it's in North Carolina. Down near the border with South Carolina.





Sister Mary Lisa said...

I only have one thing to say. I mean sing...

Riiiiiii Cooooooo Laaaaaaahhhh!

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Of course, I shouldn't be so surprised. There's a Vienna, Virginia, just minutes from my parent's home in Fairfax. If we can have that, then North and South Carolina can have Switzerland. (And Bolivia. Don't forget Bolivia.)

Mary Ellen said...

I'd like to add Edinburg, Texas to the list. Here, it's pronounced "burg" not "burruh" like the one in Scotland.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

According to the books "All Over the Map" and "All Over the Map Again", the following are cities in the U.S.:

London, Oregon
Dublin, California
Madrid, New Mexico
Bern, Idaho (and New Bern, North Carolina)
Amsterdam, Montana
Rome, Kansas
Paris, Arkansas
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
Oslo, Wisconsin
Brussels, Illinois
Edinburgh, Indiana (and Texas)
Copenhagen, New York
Vienna, West Virginia (and Virginia)
Stockholm, Maine
Berlin, Georgia
Lisbon, Florida

Janet M. Kincaid said...

And, adding to that, if you buy "All Over the Map," you'll find a map on p. 89 that lists a ton of U.S. cities that are named after cities on every continent.