A word invented in Mersin!

Well, not actually Mersin but the ancient town of Soli, of whom the word “Solecism” is named after.

The Chicage Tribune newspaper has a whole article dedicated to “Solecism“. A solecism is a breach of grammar or etiquette.

I had never heard of the word before but a Google search brings up more than 11,000 hits.

Soli is on the outskirts of Mersin. Currently all that remains of this ancient city is a row of columns and a few other ruins. The first photo of this posting is of Soli.

As one needs to register to visit the Chicage Tribune website I have uploaded a copy of the article: Solecism.doc