08-08-2010, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Garibaldi
Hi Aunt Kymmie
I don't think you would swap our weather for yours. Or your wine!
I am originally from Nottingham (Robin Hood and all that!) and my team, Nottingham Forest are known as the Garibaldi Reds due to the fact they have worn red shirts in honour of Giuseppe Garibaldi since their inception in 1865. I wonder if your state fish is named after him aswell?
Hope I haven't bored you.
Bored me? Heck, no! I love learning new things.
From the Monterey Bay Aqaurium's website: "In the 1840s, an Italian named Giuseppe Garibaldi decided to start wearing bright-red shirts as part of his personal style. He went on to fight for the reunification of Italy, became a general and died a national hero. So when biologists discovered a brilliant red-orange fish cruising the rocky reefs of California—one that sallied out to bare its teeth at any intruder—they knew exactly what to name it." And you're right, I wouldn't trade your weather for mine. However, I think I would gladly trade some California culture for some Liverpool culture!