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why is it called the bay of pigs?
asked Nov 27, 2010 by triuser (1,753 points)

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It appears it is a mis-interpretation of the Spanish name for the bay. The bay appears to have been named for a trigger fish that is common to the bay and the Spanish name for that fish is close to the Spanish name for pigs......so the English translation comes out as pigs.
answered Nov 27, 2010 by trianswer (22,754 points)