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Originally Posted by Whisper
We ALSO have a town called Worcester pronounced Wooster.

And (as in England) we have Worstershire sauce which is known as Wooster-sauce.

It always tickles me pink watching the American cooking channels where the participants break their tongue trying to pronounce the complete word WorcesterSHYRE cool


Ahem, we (American south) pronounce Worcestershire sauce WORSTerSHEER, and the middle syllable gets a little scrambled in the outcome.
I heard what must certainly be an ancient legend about exactly how the "sauce" got its name:

Apparently, long time ago, there was an old black gentleman eating back in some kitchen somewhere... Upon tasting the sauce, he hollered out to the cook,

(waaaaiiiiiittttt for it)



"HEY, whort'sthishere sauce?"

And THAT, my fine friends, APPARENTLY is how Worcestershire Sauce got its name.

True story? laughing
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And Jim, you must surely know that Fuquay-Varina comes from actual local names around thereabouts? There are Banks' married to Fuquays,
down in there some'eres, dontcha know.

Hey try living in the FRENCH town of Lemoyne- we often get mail with it spelled
Le Moyne, or Le Monye. And folks pronounce it all kinda ways, from LEEmoyne to LEY Moyne. It's actually pronounce lehMOYNE. laughing

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Strange names?

Anything along the lines like:

Paris, Texas or Paris, Tennessee, are most perplexing.


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There is also a Paris KY.

And....from the 3 State Ride....How about "Mouth of Wilson"

I'd like to know the history of that one.


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True story,

My dad was an engineer with the Florida Road Dept. Way back in the 60's the state produced an offical state of Florida road map and thoses were given out for free. The guys in the office area beside my dad office were in charge of creating the map. You can only imagine how difficult of a task it is because because of copyright laws you just can't copy somebody else's map and call it yours.....you have to actually draw your own.

Well around 1963 there was a fellow who the state thought might be coping their maps and selling them as his. So......the next year they set up a sting to try to catch him. In Northern Florida there's a small town called "Day".....so the state folks added to the new map a fictitous town just down the road from "Day" called "Night". Sure enough when the fellows new maps came out....they included the town of "Night". I still have one of those maps....it was a big deal back then.

Alan.....a surveyor named "Wilson" died while working on a survey of the NC/VA line and was burried near a creek...the creek became known as "Wilson Creek"......and you guessed it...Mouth of Wilson is where it's waters dump into the New River...or something like that. laughing

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Out for a ride in Florida, Massachusetts.

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I also live in the town of Florida. Only NY . Apparently was incorporated the same year Florida became a state. No imagination around here apparently.


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I sometimes wonder what the Germans were thinking when they named a town "Sterbfritz", it's NE of Frankfurt.
Or was it the Allies 70 years ago? - not really, it was called that at least since mid 1600's.
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and then there is Woolfardisworthy down in Devon, see the reaction of the natives if you pronounce it incorrectly crazy

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Bill, Bryan remember on our way through the states?

----and not to forget all the places in Germany called "Ausfahrt"
which you find along the motorways..

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Originally Posted by expresidente

----and not to forget all the places in Germany called "Ausfahrt"
which you find along the motorways..


Funny, this reminds me of many years ago, when we were in the German city of Hannover with some guys, had a few drinks, and unable to find the place back where we parked the car.
As we were trying to find out and someone asked "don't you remember a street name or something"
One of the guys answered "yes, something like Einbahnstrasse" (one way street)

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Did we get to the German jokes now? grin

I know at least two Germans who - coming from a bussiness meeting at our Rotterdam office -
went to Doesburg (in NL) thinking "are we there allready?" when they wanted to go to Duisburg
some 400 KM further down in Germany.


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Yes Dieter, probably as many in gangs as 'ouse farts in Germany laughing

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Though how could anyone be truly Happy living in such a windswept dusty desolate place I do not know


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Maybe this "happy" is one of those "satisfaction guaranteed" places where young ladies live?


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And who came up with the idea of calling a city Darmstadt, literally "intestine town"?
Plus how many English folk on their way to the ski slopes in southern Germany have taken a photo of the sign announcing their arrival in the pretty little town of "Wank"
The Germans don't have a monopoly on daft names (there's a Frence town called Silly)but they try hard laughing


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Maybe the Americans can answer this:

Why is Baton Rouge called Baton Rouge. AFA I know it is French for Red Stick.
I know the French have been in the South of the USA and left other French names
like New Orleans (Nouveau Orleans).
But Baton Rouge... what kind of stick is interesting enough to name a town or city after it?


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Ger, no idea about red stick but it has to be more interesting than "green cabbage" or "Grünkraut", once again in southern Germany grin


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Originally Posted by Ger B
Maybe this "happy" is one of those "satisfaction guaranteed" places where young ladies live?


http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jan/24/happy-texas-usa-amarillo

Originally Posted by Pete C
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The Germans don't have a monopoly on daft names (there's a Frence town called Silly)but they try hard laughing


Do not forget the two Twatts, one on Shetland the other on Orkney :bigt

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And on the Strasbourg RR, the way to Paradise (PA) passes through Intercourse.
Would I lie to you?
Check the maps.
In Newfoundland, Canada, there is a small (?) place called Dildo. Difficult to find, visitors keep stealing the signs....


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Baton Rouge ("Red Stick") comes from the name of a war-like American Indian sub-branch of the
Creek tribe, who identified themselves by painting their weapons the color red.

Andrew Jackson gained some of his fame by suppressing them. A few wars later, he became
President of the U.S.

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Thank you I.S.

Reason why I asked: People who harvest red peppers for Tobasco use a red stick to check
what color pepper are ripe enough so they can pick it from the pepper plant.
They call that stick the "baton rouge".
But somehow I could not believe the city was named after that color check stick.


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And on the Strasbourg RR, the way to Paradise (PA) passes through Intercourse.
Would I lie to you?
Check the maps.



Strasburg Railroad we visited a while ago while passing through from Philadelphia to SW PA.
Turned off the Lincoln Highway Rte30 at Paradise as I recall

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which neatly links us to Punxsatawney and Groundhog Day

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...hadow-predicts-six-more-weeks-of-winter/

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Alan lad, that's NOT a city, t'is only a town lad, a city HAS to have a Cathedral in it...
Kingston upon Hull doesn't have a cathedral but it was granted official city status by Queen Victoria.


By the way, what ever happened to young Janet from Yorkshire?

Used to post regularly, rode a Velo LE as I remember, but she hasn't posted for years now?

As I always say, bb.com isn't the Mafia, you can quit if you want to, but just thought I'd check; she had a way of keeping us guys in line and squared away ....

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Here in Kentucky we have a park named Big Bone Lick. It's near Big Bone. No kiddin.


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On the other side of the state we have a town in northwestern GA named Plum Nelly. The local explanation is that "it's plum outta Georgia, and nelly into Tennessee."

Then just across the line near me is Walhalla, SC. There must not be many Norsemen living there becasue all the locals pronounce it as "Wall Holler".


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At the risk of repeating myself (or others)

I used to hang out in Devil's Elbow, Missouri. Named after a sharp bend in the Big Piney River. We would swim in this bend in the river and there were huge rocks submerged just below the surface. A buddy lived in a small shack there.

There's a town named "Accident" in Maryland. Guess they named it on purpose?

I once lived in Cut And Shoot, Texas. Debra Maffett, named Miss America 1983, hailed from Cut and Shoot. as did Roy Harris, a heavyweight boxer who fought Floyd Patterson.

Last summer I narrowly averted going to War... War, West Virginia that is. We made a left and rode past it. The name is derived from War Creek, which runs through the town, and which was so named by the settlers about 1788 because of an Indian-settler battle which occurred near the source of the creek.

And who doesn't love Weed? Weed, California... just off I-5 in the far northern part of the state. The town motto: "Weed like to welcome you".

And who can forget the small village of F*cking in Austria? LINK

Or Phuket in Thailand? LINK

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