Monday, April 26, 2010

Municpal* (for Municipal*)

Munich is a friendly city or, at any rate, seems to want to think of itself that way. For one thing, it's named after monks, who can be surprisingly affable. And its motto is "Munich Loves You" (supplanting "Cosmopolitan City with a Heart"). Notable exceptions Adolf Hitler and Joseph Ratzinger both lived there. So did Freddy Mercury and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Its American "twin city" is Cincinnati, Ohio. Munich was the site of the first Nazi concentration camp (Dachau) as well as the student resistance movement known as the White Rose. Municpal* was found 13 times in OhioLINK (and if you shorten it to Municp*, you can make that 14). So be a pal today and fish around for this typo in your own pool of records.

(Two Munich pals in a municipal fountain at Marienplatz, 2006, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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