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Re: Unusual City Names [Re: Alan_nc] #720260
12/28/17 4:40 pm
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...regarding names there in USA, is strange for me the area in Los Angeles called "Los Feliz" (I know that Feliz was a family there but) instead of EL Feliz, the plural in Spanish is LOS Felices.

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Re: Unusual City Names [Re: SteveM] #720261
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Re: Unusual City Names [Re: shel] #720277
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the land for the city of showlow arizona was won in a card game of show low.

municipal vehiclez have tbe town symbol on tbeir doors: a pair of deuces, the winning hand.


"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
Re: Unusual City Names [Re: Alan_nc] #720278
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Unintended consequence! I wasn't really trying to "revive" the Unusual Name thread, interesting though it may be. I was just responding to Janet's last post from 2+ years ago to ask why her posts suddenly quit, if anyone over there knows ....

Meanwhile, my address of "Spout Spring" is odd enough for me .... !

Lannis


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Re: Unusual City Names [Re: Alan_nc] #720453
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I grew up in the town of Weston Super Mare England, which I always found funny. We have beautiful Staynor Ontario, and Missouri is blessed with Uranus. I have a shirt from there that advertises Uranus mortuary services simply stating “we bury em deep in Uranus”. Needless to say, I don’t wear that shirt much.


Alex

Last edited by Alexp; 12/30/17 1:32 pm. Reason: Uranus, not Iran
Re: Unusual City Names [Re: Alan_nc] #720493
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We don’t have too many interesting city names around here in the hills of El Dorado. Best one is Cool. Thats the name. Moving next week to Shingle Springs.

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Re: Unusual City Names [Re: Alan_nc] #720499
12/30/17 3:13 pm
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Newfoundland has a few good ones. They musta been drinking a lot of skreech before they thought up some of these names.
Here's some favorites.
Come by Chance, Come by Near, Hearts Delight, Hearts Desire, Hearts Content, Leading Tickle, Black Tickle, Tickle Harbour, Conception Bay, and of course Virgin Cove. Though some say there aren't any in Newf.
I wonder where Swastika in Ontario got it's name too. I can guess about Balls Falls origin, it's about 20 miles from my house.
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Re: Unusual City Names [Re: Don Leaming] #720518
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We have a Come By Chance in NSW as well. Never was a place more aptly named.

Re: Unusual City Names [Re: Alan_nc] #720522
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Here in the Netherlands we have a town named Sexbierum, pronounced Sex beer rum.


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Re: Unusual City Names [Re: NickL] #720530
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Originally Posted by NickL
[, funnily enough visiting a company called Goebel (nothing to do with the nazi i was told)


That dude was "Goebbels" so quite a bit different, sort of like a town being named "Hamler" .... wink

And you wouldn't get him mixed up with this guy either even though the name is sort of the same ... whistle

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