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City names with the most syllables (in English)


Below is my list of the city names with the most syllables when pronounced in English. These geographic brain benders and tongue twisters do not include hamlets, villages, and/or small towns. Any additions or corrections to his list of cities … Continue reading

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Fun, clever, vain, and odd boat names


Below are some of the best and worst boat names observed during our week along the Lake Michigan coastline. Of those listed, the most common themes appear to be relaxation/getting away from it all (9), partying (5), and the value of … Continue reading

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Short and sweet – most populous one syllable cities – UPDATED


Here is my list of the largest single syllable cities (in English) in the world by rounded off metro population (when known). Seoul, South Korea – 24,200,000 Rome, Italy – 3,700,000 Prague, Czech Republic – 2,300,000 Leeds, UK – 2,300,000 … Continue reading

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Name-dropping rock bands


With some help from boston.com, Here is my list of rock bands the have used a well-known person’s name in their band name: Abe Vigoda Brian Jonestown Massacre Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr. Dandy Warhols Dead Kennedys Dillinger Escape Plan Eve’s … Continue reading

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Is make-believe getting out of hand?


One of my pet peeves is when a business or organization decides to name itself in a completely fanciful and illogical way that makes absolutely no geographical or topical sense for its location. Here are two examples, one from where … Continue reading

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