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Re: [Rabbits] no more hobby store.... I am sad - light on the horizon?

  • From"Carlton Noles" <carlton.noles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 13 Sep 2007 09:22:16 -0400
The community I live in isn't named after a place but like many towns down this way has a Spanish name. The city is Punta Gorda (broad point) but I live in a community on the  south edge of town called Aqui Esta (here it is) in Spanish it is pronounced ah-KEE eh-STAH but people here pronounce it a-kwee  esta  (short english vowels all around except the long e).
But the eal head scratcher is a bit further south near Fort Myers. The town of Matlacha pronounced matt-lah-SHAY. Don't ask I have no idea where that came from.

On 9/13/07, miyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Even stranger is a town near where I live.  It is Cairo, West Virginia.  Interestingly enough it isn't pronounced Cairo with an "I" sound in middle like the Egyptian city.  They pronounce it Kayro (like the Karo syrup).  Completely bizarre.


On 9/13/07, vijay chopra < vjchopra@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This is proof thatUS geography isreally strange to non Americans like myself.
Being from the UK, I can't help thinking of the small middle eastern country, and the capital of Greece. You'd need a plane to get between them in under a couple of hours. You guys didn't even bother to put usual "new" infront of existing place names... ;p


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