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Monday, February 06, 2006

In Tangier

Tangier (or Tanger) takes its name from the famous orange-like citrus fruit. In Roman times, the god Tangerius was turned into a tangerine by Jupiter after Juno found his personality too white and pasty. Apollo peeled him, removing all the whitish rind on the fruit, and reconstituted him on the north coast of Africa, just across the strait of Gibraltar from the rock of Gibraltar. The city there was name "Tanger" out of respect for Tangerius' purification of whitish rind.

We have a really nice apartment in a quiet part of town.

4 Comments:

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Ted Swedenburg said...

mabrouk! post some photos!

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger John Schaefer said...

by the way, for the young'uns reading this drivel, the above "Roman mythology" is pure nonesense.

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger Jamie Brandon said...

Great Stuff! :)

 
At 1:03 AM, Blogger Ted Swedenburg said...

john, you are now, officially, a Tangerino. or tanjawi, as you prefer.

 

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