My fave, posted to the Usenet by Thomas Dzubin of Vancouver, British
Columbia: “There was this fireworks factory just three blocks from the
Hotel California … and it blew up! Big tragedy. One of the workers was
named Wurn Snell and he was from the town of Colitas in Greece. One of the
workers who escaped the explosion talked to another guy … I think it was
probably Don Henley … and Don asked what the guy saw. The worker said,
‘Wurn Snell of Colitas … rising up through the air.’”
The Straight Dope: In the
song “Hotel California,” what does “colitas” mean?
And here, I thought the song “Hotel California” was about … oh wait … I already covered that.
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