name meanings in other places - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
December 9th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Is that where this picture's from?

December 12th, 2004  
SleepySweeper
 
 
Yes!

As you can see, H**l has frozen over
December 12th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
Plenty of place names in Australia.

Yorkeys Knob.
Iron Knob.
Bacon And Eggs Bay.
Chinaman's Knob.
Wagga Wagga (not really funny at all, but non-aussies seem to find it funny)
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Boots
December 12th, 2004  
Trevor
 
There's a place in AUstralia called Townsville too. I think that's pretty funny.
December 14th, 2004  
Hogan
 
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Originally Posted by CrazyCadet142
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Originally Posted by CrazyCadet142

Gold Hill - I have no idea where they got the name, considering I'm not sure there is any gold there.
Actually, it was the first place in the US that they found Gold... I think. Feel free to correct me, but I think that's what the sign says on the interstate. (hey, thats SO not fair, they have their name on the interstate!)
You're correct. Not a whole lot of people know that though.
December 20th, 2004  
chewie_nz
 
NZ maori pronounciation catches tourist's out all the time.

whaka = F**k-an

as in there is a town call whaktane (f**k-a-tahn-a)

and then there is onehunga. pronounced oni-hunga. once heard a tourist try and explain to a bus driver that he wanted to go to one hunga. driver corrected him, told him how to pronounce that partuiculer place name.

tourist replied that in that case he'd just come from oni tree hill (the one tree hill made famous by the U2 song)

don't quite know if i made myself clear, but it's funny to us kiwi's!
December 22nd, 2004  
rotc boy
 
 
ummm, well, right now im living in round rock texas and its named after surprise! a round rock!