an old item: es-americas

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Mar 26 06:35:39 CET 2004

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> Not all that unlikely.  M49 includes codes for the Channel Islands and
> Isle of Man, which 3166 does not.  So clearly the only choice today, if
> for some reason you need to specify English as spoken in Guernsey, is
> en-830.  But if 3166 can add a code for Åland Islands, they could
> certainly add one for the Channel Islands, or Guernsey specifically, in
> the future.

There are de facto 2-letter codes for those areas, which I think are
called "specially reserved" codes.

John Cowan  jcowan at
"The exception proves the rule."  Dimbulbs think: "Your counterexample proves
my theory."  Latin students think "'Probat' means 'tests': the exception puts
the rule to the proof."  But legal historians know it means "Evidence for an
exception is evidence of the existence of a rule in cases not excepted from."

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