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Weaponry city and town names

Though personally opposed to individual ownership of many of the weapons listed, I thought it would be interesting to identify those communities named for or including some form of weaponry in their name. Additions to the list are welcome. Atomic City, Idaho, … Continue reading

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Slang and synonyms for “urban”

As a follow-up to terms for “rural,” here’s my list of positive and demeaning terms for “urban.” Asphalt jungle Built Built environment Built-up Citified Concrete jungle Conurbation Cosmopolitan Dense Downtown Inner City Manhattanized Megalopolis Metropolis Metropolitan Micropolitan Midtown Overbuilt Sprawl … Continue reading

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Slang terms for “rural”

Whether used in a positive or demeaning manner, here is a list of slang terms/phrases that are often used to depict a place as being rural. Please feel free to provide any other terms or phrases that I may have … Continue reading

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Cities with all the vowels

Here’s my list of cities whose name contains all five of the vowels (a, e, i, o, u) in the Latin/Roman alphabet. A couple of interesting findings among the list: The majority of city names with all the vowels consist … Continue reading

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“I’d like a vowel” – city names with the largest percentage of vowels

Below is my list of city names containing the largest percentage of vowels based on the English alphabet. Ocoee, Florida in suburban Orlando leads the pack with 80 percent vowels. Those city names that are notably longer (a minimum of eight … Continue reading

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A to Z – Cities starting & ending with the same letter – UPDATE #6

Below is my list of cities whose name, in English, starts and ends with the same letter of the alphabet. Based on the list below, cities stating and ending with the letter “A” seems to be the most common by … Continue reading

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Double-dipping city/town names

Many of us remember the hilarious double-dip scene above from Seinfeld. Below is my list of cities and towns with double-dipping names. Please feel free to send along any others that I may have overlooked. Enjoy! Baden-Baden, Germany Bela Bela, … Continue reading

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Portmanteau border cities/towns

Below is a list of portmanteau (hybridized) city and town names taken from two bordering states, provinces, or countries. In some instances they are dual cities (Texarkana, Delmar, and Texhoma) occupying both sides of the border, while others are individual … Continue reading

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Geographic terms with the most diverse usage in American and Canadian populated place-names

The following lists present those geographic terms used for the widest variety of populated place names in the United States and Canada. the figures were determined using recent road atlases and google maps. The tallies for each term are not meant to be a … Continue reading

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Fun with “The Mother Tongue”

To complement the post from earlier this morning about Bill Bryson and his book, The Mother Tongue, I thought it would be fun to list some of the new words and/or definitions that were added to the Oxford English Dictionary … Continue reading

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