St. Johns (+ St.John's and St.John in Canada)
mpereira at istar.ca
Thu Sep 23 20:27:04 UTC 1999
A favourite trick questions on Canadian high school geography exams is "St.
John'sis the capital of what province?" Answer = Newfoundland, "Saint John
is an important city in what province?" Answer is New Brunswick.
Please note that the correct spelling of the capital of Newfoundland is "St.
John's" and not "St.Johns".
I do not know if this info is of any use to the problem at hand (apart as a
Regards - Jake Knoppers
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Eggert [mailto:eggert at twinsun.com]
> Sent: September 23, 1999 11:41 AM
> To: olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
> Cc: tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov
> Subject: Re: St. Johns
> From: "Olson, Arthur David (NCI)" <olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov>
> Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 10:01:13 -0400
> A correspondent was surprised by the "America/St_Johns" time zone
> which was taken to provide information for the city in the United
> States Virgin Islands rather than for Newfoundland.
> They were confused about more things than one. St Johns is in Antigua
> & Barbuda, not in the US Virgin Islands.
> Should the name of the zone be changed? Alternately, should an
> "America/St_Johns_USVI" be provided?
> St_Johns is indeed a troublesome name, but I'd wait for signs of
> confusion from others before doing anything about it. If we do need
> to disambiguate, I'd suggest renaming the Newfoundland entry instead.
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