En réponse à David Peterson <[log in to unmask]>: > In a message dated 12/24/01 8:29:39 AM, [log in to unmask] writes: > > << They were discovered in Germany... >> > > Well, they very well may have been, but if they were, they were > discovered by Berkeley professors, who named them after "California" > and > "Berkeley". And then there are the others: Lawrencium after Lawrence > (we > have a Lawrence Hall), Einsteinium after Einstein... What do you mean > they > were discovered in Germany? > He meant "in Ill Bethisad", the parallel Earth where Kerno and Brithenig are spoken, and where there is no such thing as the "United States". In Ill Bethisad, Europe stayed the center of the modern world :)) . At least, that's how I took his post. Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.