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is that the actual name? they're not just going to name the land after Queen Elizabeth, but make that the actual name: Queen Elizabeth Land.
that was seriously the best they could come up with?
would've been so much better
imagine caring about something like this.
the locals are up in arms
I have no idea why it is bothering me so much. It's just so, so shit.
the whole of the americas are named after some guy called mr. america. i wouldnt worry too much about it.
they haven't published an april fool too early or something
60 place mats.
What's the link about?
place mats :''''''''''''''''''D
Asked whether she might have enough table mats already before today's gift, Mr Pickles said: "One can never have too many table mats."
The Queen left the cabinet meeting with 60 table mats, safe in the knowledge that, once again in her long reign, she has made history.
Twice the size of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth Land is a strange, beautiful and dangerous world of towering mountains and infinite ice
Inland is a desolate vision of vast peaks and massive glaciers inching towards the coast. But the shoreline is the scene for the delicate waddling of penguins and the lumbering of elephant seals
...By David Shukman, BBC science editor
why they feel the need to give liz yet another thing with her name on it is a bit confusing.
they should have named it after someone who doesn't already have 120 or so things named after them. She's not /that/ special. Given most royalty is deemed valid on shonky theological grounds or by birthright its an anachronism and a slight to all and any positive social change which has occurred over the last 150 years (at least).
auctioning off naming rights on a revolving 5 year contract basis would be the modern thing to do?