Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Where is West Xylophone?

They Might Be Giants, the American alternative rock band, primarily John Flansburgh and John Linnell, have released dozens of children's songs over the years. Including "The Alphabet of Nations."

The official TMBG video includes much map and flag fun... but where is West Xylophone?

From This Might Be A Wiki - The TMBG Knowledge Base:
Technically, there is no nation whose name begins with the letter 'X' or the letter 'W.' (Wales is a principality, Wallis is a territory of France, and Western Sahara is a disputed territory below Morocco). The fictional West Xylophone is used as a stand-in for both of these letters.
Several other TMBG fans have created videos for the song, with more map and flag fun:

However, there is some dispute as to the correct official flag of West Xylophone:

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