Neutrality required

The photo is too large and blurry to post, being shot from a moving vehicle, so trust me on this: A road sign in Switzerland — shot by former Upland resident Brian Hunt — shows distances to Chur, Sargans, Buchs and San Bernardino, 117 km.

Was Hunt motorvating on Switzerlands answer to Route 66? I dont know, but the Swiss version of San Bernardino is a mountainous village that serves as an entry point to the San Bernardino tunnel.

Nice to know there are Spanish place names in Switzerland, as well as a touch of the Inland Empire.

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  • Bob House

    St. Bernardino is the patron saint of advertising and public relations (that’s allowed in Heaven?), so he’d be thrilled to have his namesake Swiss city mentioned halfway around the world.

  • Judi Guizado

    Just learned of another IE mention, and although it is a bit obscure, it has now been seen by millions around the world: The Professor of Herbology at Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry is named Pomona Sprout. While I haven’t read all of the books in the series, I’m keeping my eye open for any mention of a Professor of Tongue-tying Spells, Al Talomaranchocucamonga-

    [Judi, that’s twisted. Tongue-twisted. Incidentally, I did write about Pomona Sprout shortly before the last Potter book was published. A banner day for Pomona. — DA]

  • Judi Guizado

    Am I shame-faced! Either I didn’t see that column (gasp!) or signs of memory loss are creeping in (double gasp!)

    I’m sorry, what was your name again?…

    [I’m Marshal. But you can call me Grand. — DA]