October 26, 2009 6:38 PM Subscribe
posted by madcaptenor to writing & language (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There are some pairs of geographical names with "cis" and "trans" prefixes. These include Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul; the Ciskei and Transkei in apartheid South Africa; the Cisjordan (present-day Palestine) and Transjordan (present-day Jordan).
And then there's Transylvania.
Where's Cissylvania? (Or Cisylvania? I'm not even sure how to spell it.)