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Is it Los or Las Dopicos?

MCS019
Member
#1 · Posted: 3 Sep 2017 19:18
In The Broken Ear and Tintin and the Picaros, there are times it says both Los Dopicos and Las Dopicos. Which one is it?
jock123
Moderator
#2 · Posted: 3 Sep 2017 23:39
It's Alcazaropolis! ;-)

Actually, it's both Las and Los Dopicos!
There isn't any consistency to it, so both have to be accepted.
Hergé, being Belgian, will have been used to this, as Brussels, like much of Belgium is bilingual, being Bruxelles to French speakers, and Brussel to speakers of Flemish, and street names, places, stations etc. often have two names.
I'm not saying that that's the reason for the two names, but it could be that consistency in names wasn't a priority, or at least not a high one.
As has been pointed out before, San Teodoro and San Theodoros are also both used.
MCS019
Member
#3 · Posted: 4 Sep 2017 16:13
Great. Thank you very much!

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