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Interesting Places; Places you should know or just Google
Topic Started: Jul 10 2007, 07:23 AM (1,314 Views)
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Okay since I have been throwing a lot of names around in The MUppEt Musings thread I thought we should get one where you could put a place name you think someone would like to know about.. or if you found out of a place with a funny name or meaning...

So here goes this is what I have to share right now...

In South Africa:

Gingindlovu - KwaZuluNatal
The name in Zulu means - Swallower of the Elephant

In New Zealand:
Whakatane - Bay of Plenty
Okay.. I can't remember the meaning in Moari. It is pronounced Fa-ka-tani
Now if you put a spin on this for afrikaans it means you are doing the deed with your aunty!!

*need to get my head out the gutter now*
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Jul 10 2007, 07:23 AM

In New Zealand:
Whakatane - Bay of Plenty
Okay.. I can't remember the meaning in Moari. It is pronounced Fa-ka-tani
Now if you put a spin on this for afrikaans it means you are doing the deed with your aunty!!

*need to get my head out the gutter now*

Oh my now that was so funny, I actually fell of my chair laughing, the guys at work are shaking their heads.

They already know I am mad as a hatter anyway :rofl
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We originally did not plan on passing through the town when we were in NZ doing the campervan thing... but when we heard about the place my g/f and i smiled at each other and said simultaniously let's go there!!! So we did!!! Of course the natives (new zealanders) thought we were barking mad when we walked around with these huge grins on our faces... :innocent
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I know of a place......
Frogs Gutter,
The Bog

Also not too far from there, another location called Foggy Bottom
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Oh and almost forgot.

Again, same district, between Clun and Bishops Castle is a place called.

New Invention.

and last one from me for now.
In Gloucestershire you have:

Lower Piddle on the Marsh
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Interesting place I went to quite a few years ago........

Devil's Bridge in Mid Wales. We were told it was gonna be like a 45min walk. An hour and a half later, we were still on that damn bridge!

These are the waterfalls of the bridge. Me and my sister decided to get in the water and not leave for a while :lol: Mum and dad were not best pleased.
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Jul 10 2007, 03:37 PM
In Gloucestershire you have:

Lower Piddle on the Marsh

:rofl :rofl Is all I can say right now...
*wipes tears out of eyes*
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New thread is just my "cuppa tea".

Zzyzx in the California desert....was originally developed as a health resort out in the middle of the Mojave desert...forget where the name came from...then abandoned and in the last decade refurbished by California State Universities as a desert study center...when I was following desert tortoises around way back, I was lucky enought to be able to stay there for pennies...
Couldn't decide between a pic of the stucco buildings with the fountain in the pond (you know, the middle of the desert with a fountain) or the reverse veiw...went with the latter.
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Here's another odd stop you can make on your travels down Route 62 in the Klein Karoo, South Africa: Ronnies Sex Shop & Road Kill Café
Make a HOTCH in the POTCH...
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Oooh, I see along Route 62 I can also vist:
Groenfontein and Kruisrivier
Matjesvlei
Oude huis Gallery
Matroosberg
Vaalkloof and Klaasvoogds Reserves
Soekershof Maze
Mymering Estate Essential oil farm
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...just to name a few...I don't know...Ronnie's Pub and Sex Shop might be a tad ordinary.


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Near my parents we have......

The Knockin shop.

Honestly, its a shop so called in a place called Knockin.

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:rofl If this thread is a ROCKIN don't come a KNOCKIN :)
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There seems to be quite a few rude but interesting place names in the world :lol1

One's i know of in Scotland are: a town near Inverness called Dyke (the cold version of Lesbos ;) ) and in Perthshire there is fanny hill and fanny burn. :rolleyes: Makes you wonder what's going on in a person's head when they're choosing place names.

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Jul 10 2007, 04:57 PM
.....in Perthshire there is fanny hill and fanny burn.

:rofl :rofl

Reminds me of one place in Ireland -

Pussy Creak

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Jul 10 2007, 06:05 PM
New thread is just my "cuppa tea".

I was wondering how long it would take you to get to this thread...

Oh I forgot to tell you ..

my Home town.. okay I moved but still consider it my hometown as i grew up there...

Amanzimtoti - KwaZulu Natal

In Zulu it means Sweet Waters... BUT hey are you ready for this...
Once again if you put an afrikaans spin on this one...

Ane man se toti - directly translated - Another mans Balls!!!

*geez you guys are going to start to think that my mind is permanently in the gutter*
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