names of regions or areas


8/24/12: Dialect adventures:
local dialect features and foods

9/2/12: Regions:
divisions of the U.S. into named regions

9/16/12: Urban areas:
Greater Boston, Metro Boston; Creater Chicago, the Chicago area, Chicagoland

6/17/13: On the compound watch: ice nations:
the five countries with coastlines on the Arctic

7/7/15: Where is Ojai?:
Southern California, the Central Coast, the Bay Area; Southern California (SoCal) vs. Northern California (NorCal)

7/8/15: birch beer:
Pennsylvania Dutch food and drink

9/28/15: Leberkäs(e):
the region Bavaria

10/09/15: tri-state (and quad-state):

1/11/16: A visit to Kyrgyzstan:
Central Asia and the Caucasus as regions

2/29/16: The greater West Coast area:

3/2/16: Areas and regions:
on region-talk: more on the greater West Coast area/region; on the Deep South; on Northeast Asia

12/30/16: In the middle of things:
Mesopotamia, the Fertile Crescent

2/5/17: Caveman name fashions:
the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn

3/1/17: stans:
Central Asia

8/2/17: Three names:
cantons of Switzerland

8/30/17: Pennsylvania Dutch Country:

9/5/17: Where is Gilroy?:
California’s Central Coast

9/10/17: The regional languages of France:
with a map

10/20/17: Rat and Pig in Santa Rosa:
Redwood Empire / North Coast, Wine Country, North (San Francisco) Bay

10/27/17: The Zwicky engine of Harringay:
boroughs, districts, and neighborhoods of north London

12/3/17: Who views what:
South Asia + southern China + Southeast Asia (mainland and maritime) + the Antipodes + New Guinea

2/3/18: Annals of innuendo:
California’s central coast; town of Carpinteria

3/30/18: Pride Time #5: On Barceloneta beach

6/6/18: Now We Are Nine, a Journey to the East:
the East (and the West); East Asia and Southeast Asia

8/27/18: The Three Marcos, The Three Marcusites:
the regions of Italy and their food

9/11/18: Rainforest houseplants:
Old World and New World plants; Indian Ocean as a region; overseas departments of France

11/29/18: A morning in the home counties:
home counties of England; highways as factors in delimiting regions

12/4/18: A Picardy morning:
the Picardy region of France

12/15/18: Regionally ambivalent Switzerland:
Switzerland as central European or western European

1/16/19: Picturesque Mollis, with helicopters:
the Greater Zurich Area

2/12/19: In the diaspora:

2/25/19: Grammar pirate:
the West Country of England

3/22/19: Reubens, kale, and Cales:
the East Midlands

2/14/20: Socka Hitsch:
regions and cantons of Switzerland; neighborhoods of Palo Alto

4/12/20: The 5,000 Garlic Fingers of PEI:
Atlantic Canada, the Maritime provinces

7/28/20: gentoo:
Hindustan, Indian subcontinent, South Asia, Indo-Gangetic Plain

8/12/20: Two Whimsical Bizarros:
West Indies, Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles

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