Monday, February 13, 2006

Turin or Torino?

OK, I've been sick for the last few days (yes, I'm fine now ... thanks for asking) and I have to ask:
Where the heck are the 2006 Winter Olympic games being held?

If you are watching the NBC coverage, you will see "Torino 2006" everywhere. However, if you follow any of the AP newswire info, it is all "Turin, Italy".

When Googling "turin italy" , the first link is to (I used The 7th link,, uses the "torino" spelling within the folder structure of their website (, but the "turin" spelling in the title of the page ( Turin 2006). Of the first ten options from Google, two use 'torino' exclusively, six use 'turin' exclusively & two used mixed references. All from a search for "turin italy".

In case you are wondering about a search for "torino italy". Of the first ten possible pages, six use torino, one uses turin and the remaining three used mixed references.

No wonder so many people have problems with world geography!

(for the record, I love to use Google as a verb. Examples: 'to Google', 'Googled' or 'Googling' ... and it has to be capitalized)
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