The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119066 Message #3950410
Posted By: Steve Shaw
14-Sep-18 - 09:49 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Subject: RE: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
I think if I'd dug that word out, aged eight in the 1950s, Gordon, the headmaster would have had my parents in his office there and then! It was a good Catholic school too...