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CHAT: Ability of Americans & Europeans to locate each otherscities (was Re: The [+foreign] attribute)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 18, 2002, 2:25
Carlos Thompson wrote:
> Florida - Miami, Tampa, Boca Raton, St. Agustine, Talahasse, Pensacola, > Panama City, ... and I knew the capital but forgot it, sorry Nik.
Tallahassee. :-)
> Louisiana - New Orleans, Bathon Rouge*
Baton Rouge is the spelling. Incidentally, during the Civil War, Shreveport served as the capital after Union forces captured Baton Rouge.
> Kansas - Kansas City (hmm, most Kansas City is in another State... > Missouri?)
Topeka. There are actually *2* Kansas Citys, one in Kansas, and one in Missouri. They border each other, and were originally one city before the State of Missouri was formed, cutting it in half. Around here (Kansas - I recently moved up here :-)), therefore, people refer to "Kansas City, Kansas" and "Kansas City, Missouri". I'm not sure why they didn't just rename the two cities East Kansas City and West Kansas City or, even more logically, rename the Missouri side "Missouri City". :-)
> Wiyomig
Wyoming is the spelling.
> Alaska - Ankorage*
Anchorage is the spelling, but actually the capital is Juneau
> Canada - Otawa*, Montreal, Quebeq, Calgary, Halifax, Ontario, Victoria, > Vancouver
Isn't it Toronto? :-P
> Mexico - Mexico,* Tijuana, Xalapa, Monterrey, Acapulco, Mérida, > Cancún...
In English, that city is normally called Mexico City.
> Panamá - Panamá*, Colón
Likewise, Panama City in English.
> Cuba - Havanna*
> Haiti - Port du Prince*
Isn't it Port *au* Prince?
> Greece - Athenas*
Athens in English.
> Estland -
Estonia in English.
> Russia - Moskow*, St Petersburg, Volgograd
Moscow in English.
> Iraq - Bagdad*
Baghdad in English. Incidentally, near my hometown of Pensacola, there's a small town called Baghdad. :-)
> Iran - Teheran*
> Israel - Tel-Avit*, Jerusalem
Jerusalem's the current capital, isn't it? -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


John Cowan <jcowan@...>