Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Name Game

Twice this week, we've stumbled across news stories where either the media or community leaders in Ireland and the United Kingdom have confused a city or country somewhere in the world with a city and state of the same name in America.

As Americans living in Europe, this really drives home the reality of how "top of mind" the United States is worldwide -- we even get publicity by error. A double shot of media coverage this week in Europe for the state of Alabama: Roll Tide!!!

Birmingham, England, vs. Birmingham, Alabama story: click here.

The screw up by RTE of Ireland where they posted a Georgia, Ala., picture to accompany a story about the war in Georgia, the country, is included below.

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