Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by guspasho, Sep 20, 2011.
That is not always the case.
And as I mentioned earlier, there are a number of state capitols which are not located in the capital city of that state.
Yeah, Forma, not surprised there are variations. Those cities with capitols aren't capitol cities, though, because cities aren't capitols, buildings are.
I never meant to insinuate they were but I can see how my post gave that impression. The capitol is obviously the building which is occasionally not in the capital city.
So the capital of New York State is New York City, rather than Albany. Is there a one-word term for a state/nation's seat-of-government-city, because when I was a wee tyke I learned the "50 state capitals", not the "50 states' cities where the seat of government is".
Hmm. So did I...
It's a conspiracy!!
Actually, I think you may be taking the wikipedia meaning too far.
There's no room there for NYC being regarded as the capital of New York State. It's Albany. (And my being originally from Albany NY has nothing to do with it, dammit. )
I was always taught capitol was the capitol of a nation, and capital was like a state capital or capital as in wealth. I suppose my elementary school taught me wrong.
He taught you wrongly, even by its US English use, yes.
My ex wife is a capitol
Capital city, Capitol Hill, or The Capitol (the building upon Capitol Hill and the other one upon Capitoline Hill)
Never spelt capital with an 'o' in my life.
Except, Capital Hill in my city.
Though I believe Walter Burley Griffin provisionally named our parliament the Capitol long before it got built.
There can be alternate uses for capital when referring to a non-governmental city, but you always have to preface what it is when discussing it like that. New York City, for example, is a financial capital, but you would never just call it a capital without 'financial' in front of it. Ditto London. Paris and Kyoto are cultural capitals, and again ditto London.
Dur, well I guess London wins the trifecta for being financial, cultural, and governmental.
Maybe not sporting capital though.
And whatever the polar opposite of capital is where fine cuisine is concerned.
Well, Sydney and Melbourne are the food capitals of the god damn world so I guess London is nearly polar opposite to them. c
London's better than Edinburgh - the Scots eat fried curly-wurlies!
I'm favoring 'Capitol' if it means 'a city serving as nation's seat of power.
Separate names with a comma.