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Atlas Of True Names [Pic+]

Hits: 7852 | Rating: (1.6) | Category: Misc. | Added by: LordJim
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Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4381 Posts
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:14:10 AM
@QueenZira:
London. "Unfordable River Town" has since been reclassified: "Unaffordable River Town".
"Swampy Hole" is not far from the truth; it's still a sith-hole.

QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 2:03:41 PM
LordJim, It was a good one, once I was able to fill in the missing info. I'm always willing to learn something new, particularly when I'm not from around thereabouts.

Byfield I thought Ireland was named after Eriu, a local tribal goddess in the native tongue. Which is what makes me question the definition of "Land to the West." But your story is good too XD

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4270 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 1:54:11 PM
On consideration I think I will buy the UK map. At six quid it's a bargain.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4270 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 1:50:39 PM
Sort of sounds like 'road rage' only not quite ... um .. it was funny at the time. It was in the pub.

Byfield
Male, 18-29, Europe
 468 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 12:46:50 PM
You know what Ireland used to be called? Hibernia. Which means 'Wintry'. The romans went there, decided it was pooe, left and effectively called it 'pooehole'. Ireland used to be named 'Winter hellhole'.

The more you know.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4270 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 12:17:21 PM
The blue dye was called 'woad' (apparently the plant is a member of the mustard family.)

Hence being paid to wear woad ...

QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 11:30:20 AM
LordJim "Woad wage"? I don't quite get that one forgive me. Please elaborate for the curious clueless Yank

QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 11:26:59 AM
"Land of the Little Big Hills" took the words right outta my mouth, Mass. landscape is full of crazy rocky rolling slopes and cliffs.

Although Nevada puzzles me, "Snowy Land"? Really? Not the first thing that comes to mind...

Mexico and New Mexico are contenders for best names on the continent IMO.

And "Strait of the Great Spirit"? Why so poetic Canada?

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4270 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 11:26:40 AM
QueenZira,

Painting themselves blue, yeah. I had a friend who was an extra on Braveheart. He referred to his earnings as 'Woad wage'.

QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 11:10:31 AM
Madduck you guys are "Great Land of the Tattooed," it's like you've never been able to live down that whole "They paint themselves blue" thing huh?

And some ancient map maker was in a particularly bad (and blunt) mood when they named London. "Unfordable River Town". Right there in "Swampy Hole."

Don't feel too bad, we have the same poor sense of location as you do. Where do you think D.C is? XD

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4270 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 10:36:07 AM
VicAginal,

'Louis' means 'famous warrior' and 'Charles' means 'free man.'

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4270 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 10:07:37 AM
madduck,

If you click on the link at the top of the page you can access UK, Europe, Canada or the world.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16856 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 4:21:45 AM
Chicago = Stink Onions

LOL

Modwain
Male, 30-39, Europe
 299 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 4:20:05 AM
Gerry, i think you got it backwords.. middle earth names were not the inspiration for shire.. shires were the inspiration for the middle earth names. To bad that the middle earth names now seem to have so much meaning that peeps think that this is the original.

kvetcher
Male, 50-59, Europe
 164 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 3:13:12 AM
Damn censorship - I see what happened. Ferdyfred tried to type Sh**terton and it bowdlerised it to pooterton, similarly Great Roosterup for Great C***up.

kvetcher
Male, 50-59, Europe
 164 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 3:10:51 AM
@FerdyFred
Don't forget Fingringhoe, pooterton, Pratt's Bottom, (a village in Kent where James Bond's aunt(?) lived), Bell End, and my favourite pub:
The Prickwell Inn
Tillit
Herts.
OK I made one of them up.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4381 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 2:10:10 AM
Didn't see 'Land of the red-neck bigot'.
Never mind, here's one for Gerry:


ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 9986 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 1:50:00 AM
@Gerry1of1
We have Affpuddle, Badger's Mount, Booby Dingle,
Gay Street, Great roosterup, Helions Bumpstead,
Lickham Bottom, Sandy Balls, pooterton, Slack Bottom, The Bastard, Twatt, Wyre Piddle
For a few

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 12:20:48 AM

madduck,
"Only the US then.."

You've already got Kinrosshire, Nairnshire, & Kincardineshire! You're got freakin' "shires"!!!! You can't get more middle-earth than a shire!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, September 23, 2013 12:16:50 AM

Peabody,
"I wonder what the meaning of the Grand Tetons is"

It means "large treat" in French. In this case "treat" means "breast" as early French fur trappers named the mountains "Trios Tetons" or '3 breasts'. Later that became the Grand Tetons and the nicer translation of "treats" not "teets"

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5338 Posts
Sunday, September 22, 2013 11:45:48 PM
Only the US then..

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 9986 Posts
Sunday, September 22, 2013 11:39:57 PM
We should revert back to those names
sounds a hell of a lot more interesting

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Sunday, September 22, 2013 6:13:00 PM
Hmmm.... I wonder what the meaning of the Grand Tetons is....

VicAginal
Male, 30-39, S. America
 22 Posts
Sunday, September 22, 2013 5:09:46 PM
this is bullpoo. louisiana was named for the king of france, the carolinas were named for some english hoe, indiana, is the land of the 'indians'

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4270 Posts
Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:00:13 PM
Link: Atlas Of True Names [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Place names translated to their original meaning.


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