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Where does the word Oz come from?

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
According to legend, L Frank Baum was stuck for a name for his magical land. Looking up from his desk for inspiration, he saw a filing cabinet with tow drawers. One was labelled A-L and the other O-Z.  Baum wrote down OZ,  meaning  to replace this later.

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