Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's all eu!


I recently read a sad article about a French town that is going to change its name for better Google search results. The term "eu" is often searched, what with the European Union and the .eu web domain, but it's rarely for "the chief town of a canton situated close to the coast in the d├ępartement of Seine-Maritime, in the region of Haute-Normandie; in the eastern part of Normandy and close to the border with Picardy. Its inhabitants are known as the Eudois." Even sadder, the word (or prefix) eu- means "good" in Greek, how much more of an auspicious name for a town could you get? So go hang out with some Eudois, before they start calling themselves "WeloveGooglesalgorithm-ers"

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