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    No one can explain to me why the area I live in is East Wellington. Wellington Hall is just north of central Nanaimo. South Wellington is, well, south of town. East Wellington is WEST of the city. It's not East of much except the mountain that is the city's backdrop.

    But this is the city with Buttertubs Marsh, Jingle Pot Road, Dingle Bingle Hill, and Twiggly Wiggly Way. What's a little directional confusion in a city where children named the streets?

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    If you're looking for interesting place names, look no further than Newfoundland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Geez guy, you should know that he is the brother of Dennis Day,
    Where's Doris in all this?
    but his accent prevented him from being a great singer in the US, and his last name kept him from fame south of the border down Mexico way.
    Yep, in Mexico they said "Day nada".
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    Doris and Boris both had a bad Day.

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    Here in Minnesota the founders could not get their directions straight. If you live in West St Paul you need to go directly south from St Paul to get there. North St Paul is east of the border. Fortunately South St Paul is south of West St Paul.

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    Mr. Glass is right and Chevrolet tried to market the "Nova" in Mexico.

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    Anybody know what the Grand Tetons mountains means in French? Think Marilyn Monroe.

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    Just thinking.......

    How about East Aurora? An Aurora can cover the whole heaven! Can you have an east Heaven? And East? If you go far enough, you are in the West!

    I have a headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapguy View Post
    Mr. Glass is right and Chevrolet tried to market the "Nova" in Mexico.
    They did, successfully. The claim that "Nova" (a word in Spanish as well as in English) was taken to mean "no va" is a myth, and well explained if you check Snopes.com.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    When we were kids and had a small forest behind our house, we named various features, like the Rock Road, the Big Pit, and the Big Hill.

    When I got older I was disappointed to learn what certain exotic sounding names meant, like Grand Canyon, Rio Grande, and Mesa Verde.
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