Re: Pliny's "Guthalus- "Richard Wordingham"

From: tgpedersen
Message: 16121
Date: 2002-10-10

> > I suspect we couldn't see the ocean for the seas!
> >
> > My father told me that the North Sea used to be known as the
> > Sea, but that that name became unacceptable when Britain and
> Germany
> > were at war with one another.
> >
> > Richard.
> Did he also tell you why you decided to adopt the Dutch term? ;-)
> guess is it has to do with finding a common terminology for areas
> meteorology, as that science(?) grew international after the last
> Torsten

German maps still have a "deutsche Bucht", the area at the mouth of
the river Elbe, probably a leftover of that German Ocean. It occurs
also as anarea in the weather reports of the North Sea.