Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fact of the Day: Philly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's name comes from the Greek words meaning "brotherly love".  

17 comments:

Sakuranko said...

Oh wow that is a great fact, something new for me.
xx

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating, and now I know a new fact. Thanks Adam!

Bob Bushell said...

I love my brothers.

Mary Kirkland said...

I've never been there.

Kati said...

Oh, that's nice!

-Kati

Caro * said...

Very nice fact Adam !
Have a great weekend !

Margaret D said...

Learning for me, hope it sinks in.

DEZMOND said...

that is lovely... not that I've ever experienced brotherly love... my brother is my archnemesis....

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is true!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew it was Greek at my creek

Winnie said...

I really need to visit more places in the US!

stephen Hayes said...

This one I knew.

Christine said...

That's great!

Manzanita said...

Years ago I was at a conference in London and my room mate happened to be from Philly. We were walking along a street where bottles of milk were sitting on door steps. She said, "You'd never see that in Philly as it would be gone in an instant." I just think of baseball when I hear the name Philly.

The Happy Whisk said...

I live in Northwestern PA and the truth is, round these parts, we don't consider Philly part of PA. Philly is way too Jersey.

bj said...

Yes, I've always heard it called the city of brotherly love.

Kay said...

I wonder if there might have been a town named Philadelphia in Greece long ago. :-)