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What is the difference between a gulf, bay, port, harbor, cove, marina, and a...

Some of these terms are often used interchangeably. This is incorrect and I will briefly explain the differences below. GULF A gulf is a large bay...
Fortnight

What is a fortnight?

The etymology of the word fortnight is rather bland. It’s short for “fourteen nights." More specifically, it comes from the Old English word, "fēowertīene niht,"...
Syrian refugees in a UN camp

What is the difference between refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, emigrants, and migrants?

These terms are often used to mean the same thing, but each has a distinct meaning that carries different international consequences and obligations. REFUGEE A refugee...
Why is Holland also called the Netherlands and the people there are called Dutch

Why is Holland also called the Netherlands and its people called Dutch?

The official name of the Netherlands is the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is often referred to as Holland due to its two largest...
The Golden Gate Bridge at night

How did the Golden Gate Bridge get its name?

Contrary to popular belief, the Golden Gate Bridge is not named for its nighttime golden appearance. The Golden Gate Bridge is named after the...

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