Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
pne

  • Mood:

/exec/obidos/

From the "Learn a new thing every day" department:

Did you know that the ubiquitous "obidos" in Amazon URLs comes from the town Óbidos in Brazil, located at the narrowest and swiftest part of the Amazon River? Its name, in turn, derives ultimately from the Latin word oppidum for a citadel or fortified city.

"varzea" is also related to the Amazon River.

Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 3 comments