Monday, September 8, 2014

"It's Colombia, not Columbia"

So in my notes throughout the month of school we have had so far, I wrote down Columbia, Columbia, Columbia... but we weren't talking about Columbia!

Definition of COLUMBIA (by Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

  1. River 1214 miles (1953 kilometers) SW Canada & NW United States rising in SE British Columbia & flowing S & W into the Pacific
  2. City cen Missouri pop 108,500
  3. City W cen South Carolina, its * pop 129,272
  4. City cen Tennesse pop 34,681

This definition obviously proves my notes completely wrong. Columbia is not the same as Colombia.

There is a social media campaign to spread the knowledge.
 Its not "Columbia" you gringo... It's COLOMBIA PAPÁ

The campaign is lighthearted, but has a serious mission behind it- to use the spelling lesson as a door for people to reacquaint themselves with modern Colombia.

Here's a link to a news article about this campaign by CNN:

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