Sunday, April 02, 2006

Geography of Made-Up Lands: San Serriffe

Yesterday was the thirty-ninth anniversary of San Serriffe's independence! The fictional country made by the Guardian newspaper twenty-nine years ago on April Fools.

Wikitravel has a nice tourist guide to the country. The Guardian still has two follow up stories up on the internet here and here.

A sad thing is many people fell for this hoax. Where is our English grammar education gone when people do not get the joke "San Serriffe" with the islands of Upper Casse and Lower Casse?

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