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     Monday, October 20 2008 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    [Quote At least we don't steal place names, like our American friends do.


    I didn't mean to sound disrespectful btw, I just find it amazing how many places in your huge country have smaller counterparts here with the same name! Like who would have thought that a city famous for making Kit Kats is the inspiration behind naming New York? (well okay, the Duke of York, but the point still stands!) It's crazy!

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     Monday, October 20 2008 @ 12:57 PM EDT

    I KID YOU NOT! IT REALLY EXISTS!

    Drink
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     Monday, October 20 2008 @ 01:46 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  cybercolin]
    [Quote At least we don't steal place names, like our American friends do.


    I didn't mean to sound disrespectful btw, I just find it amazing how many places in your huge country have smaller counterparts here with the same name! Like who would have thought that a city famous for making Kit Kats is the inspiration behind naming New York? (well okay, the Duke of York, but the point still stands!) It's crazy!


    Well, the Brits named it New York. It was New Amsterdam before that... as the Dutch weren't too original either. Americans tended to use the indigenous Indian's names, though probably mangling them in the process.

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     Monday, October 20 2008 @ 01:50 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  shockeye07]
    [Quote  by:  stjohnny] How's about Leicester (pronounces LESTER)
    Or Edinburgh (Edin-brah)
    Or Middlesborough (Middles-brah)
    Or Brighton (pronounced Bright-UN, and not Bright-ON)

    More when i can think of them


    Nottingham is pronounced Nottinghum


    I always thought it was: Noth-ing-home Wink

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     Monday, October 20 2008 @ 02:44 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis]
    [Quote  by:  cybercolin] At least we don't steal place names, like our American friends do. Wink

    How about the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    Yes it is a real place!

    I hope they film an episode there soon, then Louis WOULD HAVE TO say it! Wink


    No... No way. What are our Welch friends drinking?




    This is actually quite close to where a friend of my comes from. This is a geniune postcard I've been sent!

    Her friend can say it fluently, and when she's p****d it sounds very funny, the gogogoch at end is really given some welly!


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     Monday, October 20 2008 @ 04:15 PM EDT
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    [Quote  by:  Louis]
    [Quote  by:  cybercolin] At least we don't steal place names, like our American friends do. Wink

    How about the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    Yes it is a real place!

    I hope they film an episode there soon, then Louis WOULD HAVE TO say it! Wink


    No... No way. What are our Welch friends drinking?




    This is actually quite close to where a friend of my comes from. This is a geniune postcard I've been sent!

    Her friend can say it fluently, and when she's p****d it sounds very funny, the gogogoch at end is really given some welly!



    Yeah, a little too much ale for those deciding on town names. NUI - Naming Under the Influence. As you can see, it can be very dangerous!

    Cheers,
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     Monday, October 20 2008 @ 04:54 PM EDT

    See what happens when you let a cobbler name your railway station...

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     Tuesday, October 21 2008 @ 05:16 AM EDT
    Do you think Ae every gets jealous?

    Drink
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     Tuesday, October 21 2008 @ 06:16 AM EDT
    How about this for place names

    Wookey Hole in glastonbury, where attack of the cybermane was filmed

    wigwig round by bridgnorth

    also there is a place near me called Lickey end

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     Tuesday, October 21 2008 @ 12:57 PM EDT
    Apparently Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgwynmgyllgogerychyrrndrobwllllantysiliogogogch translates in English as "St Marys church in the hollow of the white hazel to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave". Sounds like a third Doctor story to me.

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