That feeling you get when you check if a clever URL you just thought of is available only to find out that a squatter owns scrapmedal.com, must be how Hawai’i feels when they look at Rhode Island.
Hawai’i has roads—interstate highways, even—and it’s definitely an archipelago. So why, then is Rhode Island named so?
If you ask any Rhode Islander, they might reply, “It’s a long story,” but it’s not. It’s just an officially long name: State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
To learn more about this poster, head over to Rap Genius: http://poetry.rapgenius.com/Nathan-hoang-rhode-island-annotated.