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Interesting Places; Places you should know or just Google
Topic Started: Jul 10 2007, 07:23 AM (1,313 Views)
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:rofl Fanny Burn!! Not sure what's more disturbing SIAA, the fact that somebody thought of that name or the fact that you know of it!? Have you ever visited any of your amusing place names? Actualy, please don't answer that!! :rolleyes: :lol1 Is there not a place called Wet Beaver somewhere? I think it's in America. :lol1
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I am starting to love studying geography, specially using this site as a reference and starting point, odd places to visit, the names makes me laugh :rofl
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Jul 10 2007, 11:13 AM

I was wondering how long it would take you to get to this thread...
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Amanzimtoti - KwaZulu Natal

Oh yeah I did. Found it right away...as did I also find Amazon...I mean Amanzimtoti...
Now I have to imagine the accent you all have down your way...is there one, and very different from capetown?
I need more sa places to look up....having a blast...only thing is, I did one quick search...$2,500 for a RT ticket to KwaZulu Natal or Gautenug. :eek

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Is there not a place called Wet Beaver somewhere?
I'm sure a Wet Beaver is out there someplace...will scour the maps for you.. :innocent

ETA: Found it...There's a Wet Beaver Wilderness in Arizona, and oh yes, the Apache Maid Trail goes right thur it.

Of course while googling the above...several name place web sites turned up...from them some new favs are Dildo, Newfoundland; Climax, Saskatchewan (Sign on way out of town says "Come again soon); Twatt, Orkney, UK; Intercourse, Pennslyvania; Shag Island in the Indian Ocean...; Boob Creek, Alaska...anyway, you get the point...see what you can find when you're looking for Wet Beaver?
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Jul 11 2007, 08:30 AM
Now I have to imagine the accent you all have down your way...is there one, and very different from capetown? 

Oh yes, you can pick a Capetonian from a crowd. Well... normally you'll find them in their own crowd, they're very cliquey people. Don't like to mix with people from other provinces, what with them living in the Chosen province and all. The rest of the people all sound quite normal. The only time accents come into play is because of our 11 official languages, so you'll normally pick up accents when someone is not speaking in their mother tongue. There is a strong accent when an Afrikaans person is speaking in English and vice versa. Black Africans also have very strong accents when they speak in English, sometimes it's difficult to follow - for instance "bird" would be pronounced as "bed", etc.

Look up Stellenbosch. I lived there for a year... It was amazing.
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Oh yeah, Stellenbosch looks nice...wine country...next time I'm at Trader Joe's (yuppie market where every item is an impluse item, but with major and reasonable wine selection including wines from sa) I'll have to pick me up some SA reds...
so the Capies are stuck up huh. Well the set up of the town does look rather spectacluar what with that ring of mountains backing the town up to the sea and keeping it from spreading forever like we have in LA (can drive for 3 hours and still be in city).
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Yeah ...the cape townians are rather stuck up... I were once one of those... but i was a todler so I didn't qualify... hie hie

We lived in Melkbosstrand and later on in Bloubergstrand..
Oh did you know most the photo's you see of table mountain has been taken from Bloubergstrand??? Well now you do...

Oh and my aunt stays in Paarl... now that is the real wine country...
There is a couple of wineries you might know.. Nederberg, KWV and Lanseraq to name a few.. There is another one I'm quite fond of called Fairview (charles back) they are also well known for their cheeses!!!
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Jul 11 2007, 02:54 PM
... Melkbosstrand ...Bloubergstrand..
...Paarl...

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... Nederberg, KWV and Lanseraq to name a few.. There is another one I'm quite fond of called Fairview (charles back)...
Got my shopping list for TJ's now. :wine
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Saw this on another board I visit and thought of this thread.........


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Jul 12 2007, 01:11 AM
head spinning from place names and high alitude googling...

Ah, then it's only fair to let you know that our government is rapidly changing the names of places and towns in SA, for example:

Warmbaths changed to Bela-Bela
King William's Town to Bhisho
Ellisras - Lephalale
Louis Trichardt - Makhado (but the residents of this little town in the Limpopo province took the government to court, arguing that due process was not followed in the name change. The residents won the case and Makhado changed back to Louis Trichardt).
Nylstroom - Modimolle (the place was called Nylstroom by the Boers who wanted to go back to the Netherlands. They started their trek to the north and when they reached the river that runs through this town, they thought it was the Nile [Nile in Afrikaans is Nyl, pronounced 'nail'] - what a mistake-a to make-a!)
Dendron - Mogwadi
Potgietersrus - Mokopane
Naboomspruit - Mookgophong
Pietersburg - Polokwane

A big fight is currently underway between the government and the residents of Pretoria - the gov wants to change the name to Tshwane, but the residents are posing strong opposition.

Oh, and once you can afford that $2500 airline ticket, your flight will not land at the Johannesburg International Airport anymore, since that has been renamed to the O.R. Thambo International Airport - despite the government's own resolution/policy to NOT name towns and/or places after political figures!
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Solitasolano beat me to it, but as I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I was going to jump into this with Intercourse. An interesting side fact is that this is the heart of Amish country, who seem less likely to pick a name like that than anyone! :eek
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Okay, got cabin fever...time to get out of LA...when I go to visit my sister and family in extreme northern California I'll drive thur such name places as Paradise, Oakrun, Hayfork, Happy Camp, and Peanut. All perfectly acceptable and repeatable names in public, but still.
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Ever thought a place would be called coffee fountain?? Well You guessed it...

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Never forget the town: Hotazhel which means it is hot-as-hell. Which is very true for that town, hell and the town is seperated by a razor wire fence. :D
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