Cook Islands Have an Existential Crisis

Vernon Coleman

So, the Cook Islands have decided to rename themselves. Atlases everywhere will be out of date. Apparently, the islands have decided that they no longer want to be associated with Captain Cook. What ungrateful bastards the islands are. Donít they realise that without Captain Cook they would probably still be undiscovered? They would be lost in mapmakersí limbo; an unseen speck on our history.

Well, Iíve decided that from now on Cook Islands no longer exist.

They can go back to the obscurity they enjoyed before Captain Cook tottered by.

Cook Islands?

Never heard of Ďem.

No such place.

Copyright Vernon Coleman March 2019