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glennisaac commented on the word california
Californian is attested from 1785. The element Californium (1950) was named in reference to University of California, where it was discovered. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=California
October 24, 2011
whichbe commented on the word california
The name "California" was taken from a 16th century Spanish novel, The Exploits of Esplaidian by Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo who described it as a mythical Amazon kingdom ruled by black women.
May 7, 2008
oroboros commented on the word california
New state motto: "As Seen On TV" (thanks to http://worddaze.blogspot.com/2007/08/august-10.html)
August 12, 2007