CHOCOGEOGRAPHY

by The Chocolate Dictionary

The description of the earth’s natural features in terms of chocolate. In New Brunswick, Canada, there is a Chocolate Lake and a Chocolate River; in British Columbia, also in Canada, there’s a Chocolate Beach; in the USA there is a Chocolate Bay and a Chocolate Mountain; in the Philippines there are Chocolate Hills; and in Wales there is even a Chocolate Farm. In the Sailor’s Wordbook of 1867 a “chocolate-gale” was the brisk NW wind in the West Indies, so-called because it churned the sea a chocolatey-brown colour. Or perhaps it was because when the gale blew the Captain would distribute chocolate to the crew as a way of assuaging their fear?

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