Monday, May 2, 2016

Geography and Czech Republic Being Renamed! Czechia

Did you know that the Czech Republic Being Renamed "Czechia"? 
    It's true. It was in the news on April 15th (Washington Post) but most news sites didn't report it. 
    My (Rob) dad was a big buff about Geography and he would quiz my younger brother and I at the dinner table as kids. So, whenever a country changes it's name, I take note. 

  There are other things I've taken note as when it comes to geographical names since I write about tropical cyclones around the world. One thing is the controversy over the name for the "Sea of Japan." Many people in South Korea have been trying to get the body of water renamed "the Korean Sea" but to date it remains the "Sea of Japan."  - Rob
Sea of Japan controversy

Here's the article about the the coming name Change for the Czech Republic
as the Washington Post reported it:

Politicians in the Czech Republic are trying to put decades of debate to an end by announcing a new name for the country: Czechia.
In a meeting with reporters this past week, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said he supported the move, suggesting that foreigners often mangled his country’s name when he met them abroad. “It is not good if a country does not have clearly defined symbols or if it even does not clearly say what its name is,” Zaoralek said, according to the Czech News Agency.
Although Czechia has the backing of the president, prime minister and heads of parliament, it still has to win cabinet approval and be registered with the United Nations. Once that is all done, Czechia will officially become the conventional short-form name for the country, while the Czech Republic will remain the conventional long-form name.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next