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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:50 am
by joel
Condom is in the Gers while Ars is in the Limousin.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:38 am
by Dayna
There's two places in Ohio with odd names.

Center of The World, Ohio


Pee Pee, Ohio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee_Pee_To ... unty,_Ohio

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:41 pm
by Dayna
There was a train derailment in a town close to where I live but no one was hurt, but it was a shame to loose an old train depot and one other historic building that the cars smashed. Another small town close to here is called Center Of The World. Maybe they could open a restuarant called Train Wreck Cafe. ha ha. Silly I know....

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:08 am
by kas
Dayna wrote:Center of The World, Ohio


Is that where it is? There is a place not far from here called, in translation, "The Edge" (Reuna in Finnish). There's even a bus line heading toward The Edge. I often see the buses, but I've never had the nerve to enter one. Sounds too omenous: what would happen, if I went too far?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:31 am
by Jonathan E.
I suggest persuading an annoying neighbour to enter the bus supposedly going to "Reuna", see where it really goes, and either satisfy your curiosity by telling you all about it — or not returning and so making you feel smart for not going yourself, not to mention safe by not having gone over The Edge.

Or perhaps you could just carefully observe whether you ever saw a bus returning from Reuna and whether any of the passengers on the way back where the same as on the way up. Face-recognition software would probably help with this.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:10 am
by kas
Or Google Streetview... Hey! "You can go Virtually anywhere - and return safe!"

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:27 am
by Dayna
There was a story in a book that said in the 1800s, the guy that named that town Center Of The World thought it was going ot be a huge economic center of things, but the trains running through made it anything but that. Later on, he started up a restuarant he named The End Of The World. That isn't around now but what a name for a resturant.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:15 pm
by Dominic
I know a couple of pubs called The World's End - I'm sure there are many more.

My mind's started to drift off to Land's End, Finisterre and Ultima Thule...

Re: Favourite Place Names

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:42 pm
by allears
Some amusing names in this thread; I especially liked this one :-
will vine wrote:Somewhere around these parts, the villages of COLD CHRISTMAS, and UGLEY, home of the famous Ugley Womens Institute.

And here are a couple that I have come across:-

In SW London there`s a very short cul-de-sac that runs straight up to a railway embankment. It`s only about five houses long and has the endearing name, Goodenough Road.

The Lake District is a place with plenty of attractive-sounding towns and hills, Blencathra, for example, being particularly resonant. One time, on an Ordinance Survey map of the area, I found a very small lake, labelled Innominate Tarn . Maybe someone can advise me, does Innominate Tarn have a name, or is it, er, innominate ?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:46 pm
by NormanD
Little Milton, Oxfordshire. I'm sure they don't realise. http://www.littlemilton.org.uk/ has no reference to the blues man.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:10 pm
by Hugh Weldon
I just remembered there is a road in Hendon called Crooked Usage.

Works better as a band name, don't you think?