Having given it considerable thought, I've come to the conclusion that the most exotic word in the English language is 'Zanzibar'.
Rolled off the tongue it conjures up images of palm-fringed beaches, sultry tropical maidens and all the other prerequisites of a Bounty ad.
What it doesn't suggest is a past steeped in slavery, East German prefabs incongruously plonked in the middle of the jungle and ethnic tensions that have occasionally erupted into violence.
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