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Author Topic: How many countries are totally surrounded by another country?  (Read 3278 times)

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Not just landlocked but countries totally surrounded by another country? I'll give you three guesses.
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Re: How many countries are totally surrounded by another country?
« Reply #1 on: 30 January, 2014, 01:53:03 PM »
There are 3 enclaved countries:

San Marino within Italy
Vatican City within the city of Rome and hence Italy
Lesotho within South Africa.

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Re: How many countries are totally surrounded by another country?
« Reply #2 on: 30 January, 2014, 04:28:51 PM »
Absolutely right, SC. Three out of three...and you chucked in a new word...'enclaved'.

Woooo...impressive or what? it's my new word for 2014. "I feel totally enclaved by geniuses" ... I like it!

PS a little side thought for you SC...

Do you realise that an anagram of your name 'Seacommander' very niftily and mind-bogglingly becomes 'MS Ocean Dream'?

Long may you sail on her!
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Re: How many countries are totally surrounded by another country?
« Reply #3 on: 30 January, 2014, 05:34:10 PM »
Thanks for the anagram. It's a big enough challenge to 'anagramise' (a new word perhaps) a word let alone end up with an anagram that is 100% relevant to the original. Full marks P-K

And, I'm pleased that you have now removed that bag.

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Re: How many countries are totally surrounded by another country?
« Reply #4 on: 31 January, 2014, 04:43:47 PM »
Thanks for the anagram. It's a big enough challenge to 'anagramise' (a new word perhaps) a word let alone end up with an anagram that is 100% relevant to the original. Full marks P-K

And, I'm pleased that you have now removed that bag.

Glad you liked the anagram...I thought it was pretty nifty too. And, due to vast popular demand, I am glad to remove my bag at last. If that Heels would only stop picking on me I wouldn't need to cover my blushing cheeks... whisl
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Re: How many countries are totally surrounded by another country?
« Reply #5 on: 31 January, 2014, 04:55:30 PM »
Dawwww, OK, ants and magnifying glasses it is then...

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Re: How many countries are totally surrounded by another country?
« Reply #6 on: 31 January, 2014, 04:58:51 PM »
PS...SC, and a bit delayed...I am very sad to say, SC, that your new word 'anagramised' isn't a new word...but it very nearly is!

I just idly googled 'anagramised' and got 576 results which means that 'anagramised' is as near as dammit a neologism... especially when compared to plain old 'anagram' which (if you google it) brings up [i]"About 2,310,000 results (0.32 seconds)".[/i] 

Pretty good going when you think that 'anagram' has been around for almost 500 year,s since the late 16th century in fact.

PPS I am still trying to slip your word 'enclaved' unobtrusively into my conversations...no luck so far.
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Re: How many countries are totally surrounded by another country?
« Reply #7 on: 31 January, 2014, 05:01:26 PM »
Dawwww, OK, ants and magnifying glasses it is then...

Apology graciously accepted. Am I missing something, Heels? Ants and magnifying glasses? Wings off Camberwell Beauties?
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Re: How many countries are totally surrounded by another country?
« Reply #8 on: 31 January, 2014, 05:13:42 PM »
PS...SC, and a bit delayed...I am very sad to say, SC, that your new word 'anagramised' isn't a new word...but it very nearly is!

I just idly googled 'anagramised' and got 576 results which means that 'anagramised' is as near as dammit a neologism... especially when compared to plain old 'anagram' which (if you google it) brings up [i]"About 2,310,000 results (0.32 seconds)".[/i] 

Pretty good going when you think that 'anagram' has been around for almost 500 year,s since the late 16th century in fact.

PPS I am still trying to slip your word 'enclaved' unobtrusively into my conversations...no luck so far.

I didn't really think it was a new word P-K; I was just putting it forward as a contender one day maybe for adoption into the Oxford English Dictionary.