Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG
He landed at the Bahamas,and wandered about the Caribbean islands. On his 4th return, he finally managed to land in Honduras and wandered south from there to Panama. He spent a whole 2 months on and near the mainland of Central America.
The "mainland of Central America", what does that mean? Is the "mainland" a continent? What continent is Central America on?
Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorter
Hello everybody, I am back. I will post a few photos from Iceland shortly.
Christopher Columbus discovered America? It is surprising indeed that Americans still cling to that canard; USA was discovered many times before Columbus.
Incidentally during our vacation to Iceland, our guide once said ‘when Columbus rediscovered America’ which was really a very appropriate way of putting it. According to Iceland history, Icelandic Vikings were here a few hindered years before Columbus. Native Indians have been here for thousands of years before Columbus.
So Columbus discovered nothing, He was one of a long line of explorers to visit American and nothing more.
Such polls do not mean much. There are many things government spends money on, which I disagree with. One does not get to choose which items the government is going to spend the money on. The poll is a curiosity, nothing more.
It is not an American expression that CC
discovered America, it is an expression in the English language. For Spanish and Portuguese speaking people, they don't think CC
discovered the USA.
You forgot to ask that Icelander what he, and most Europeans call the USA, America. Yet we rarely refer to the US as America in everyday speech or the media. All of Canada agrees on this point, unlike most of Europe and all of Asia and Africa.
Such polls don't mean much? During the days of empire, it wasn't even asked, now majorities are wondering why we're paying for monarchial junkets to Canada.