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Time to Remember the World’s Capitals


In this week’s issue of Time magazine, the editors show how much a basket of grocery essentials costs in the world’s priciest capitals. It lists Seoul, Singapore, Paris and London.

It also includes New York City.

New York City?

Last I checked, New York City is not a capital. Last I checked, Washington is the capital of our country (New York is its largest city), and Albany is the state capital of New York. There’s also a New York County, which is basically the borough of Manhattan, meaning other parts of New York City are in other counties: Brooklyn is in Kings County, Queens is in Queens County, the Bronx is in Bronx County and Staten Island is in Richmond County.

Now, I know many people consider New York the financial and cultural capitals of the world, but those are unofficial. I also know that New York is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, but Time didn’t say “priciest cities.”

I’ll be looking for a correction in the next issue.

Until next time! Use the right words!

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