[Foundation-l] Why "Wikipedia" and not "the Wikipedia"?

Eddie Tejeda eddie at visudo.com
Sat Jun 27 15:36:37 UTC 2009

I've always assumed it's because websites are locations... not things.

You don't say "go to the google"  or "go to the wikipedia" for the same
reason you do not say "go to the new york" or "go to the london"

Eddie A. Tejeda

On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 8:12 AM, Ziko van Dijk <zvandijk at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> Could someone explain to me why "Wikipedia" is without definite
> article? In English you say "the Britannica", so why not "the
> Wikipedia"? I am wondering that also in German Wikipedians and
> non-Wikipedians tend to drop the article, although we say "der
> Brockhaus".
> Kind regards
> Ziko
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