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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Kerkira

I tell folks I'm Yule tiding in Kerkira and they say they thought I was going to *Corfu*.

Yes yes, but the Greek name is Kerkyra, from Korkyra, daughter of a river god, who was carried away by Poseidon, god of the sea.

Hence so many Corfiot names like Penelope (Odysseus' loyal wife) and Alexander "the Great" - speaking of whom, the Farrell movie is collecting a backlash (pun fully intended).


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