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Today, it’s History!

“Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works
That’s nobody’s business but the Turks”

Istanbul (Not Constantinople), They Might Be Giants

Hello. It’s me, Javi. No, call me Javier, we are in serious business here. I’m here to teach you a lesson you will never forget: Istanbul was Constantinople, but now it’s Istanbul. Got it? Right.

And now, to make sure you have paid attention, let’s take a little exam. If you answer correctly the following question, you will win a special prize. Are you ready?

Which is the name of this city?

A – Istanbul

B – Constantinople

C – Javitown

I am looking forward to read your answers. Until then.


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