Comments on: Which Georgia? Speak Victorian, Think Pagan Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:12:46 +0000 hourly 1 By: Chirol Tue, 07 Jul 2009 17:58:15 +0000 Dorzhiev: You’re from GA too? I also got a lot of laughs when I visited the republic of Georgia and people would ask me where in the US I was from, and I’d say Georgia.

By: Dorzhiev Tue, 07 Jul 2009 06:18:55 +0000 I remember visiting the Republic of Georgia wearing a University of Georgia hat. It was an instant olive branch that garnered many requests for photos. Maybe Georgians are a transnational diaspora that make up their own civilization? There are striking similarities.

1) We’ve both had separatist impulses squashed by aggressive northern neighbors (Sherman = Putin?).

2) We have both spawned incompetent, anti-Semitic leaders (Jimmy Carter and Stalin).

3) Finally we have both made pioneering initiatives in the beverage industry; Tbilisi is the cradle of wine, and Atlanta is the home of Coke.

I bet there are some gun/drug running mountain men in Abkazia who could make a good “Dukes of Hazard” franchise.

“Just the good ol’ boys,
Never meanin’ no harm,
Beats all you’ve ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was

Straight’nin’ the curve,
Flat’nin’ the hills.
Someday the moutain might get ‘em, but the law never will.

Makin’ their way,
The only way they know how,
That’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.

Just good ol’ boys,
Wouldn’t change if they could,
Fightin’ the system like a true modern day Robin Hood.”

By: Kinney Mon, 06 Jul 2009 16:10:08 +0000 I really enjoy this series. Thanks for another interesting post.

By: Erik van Luxzenburg Mon, 06 Jul 2009 13:47:24 +0000 Funny and interesting indeed, many places, states and nations with the same name deriving from different origins.