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Why are americans so shit at place names?
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Why are americans so shit at place names?
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>>53357888
> Cairo

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they couldnt even come up with a name for their country so we had to lend them the continent name
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At least they don't have a city called Townsville
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>>53358942
Nevermind, they do too, but theirs only has a couple of hundred people
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I'm guessing those places were named by the first settlers that came there and my guess is those settlers were originally from those places.
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>>53357888
The free market decided those were the best names.
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some place names here:

Peräsuolijoentie - rectum river road
Pallivaha - testicle wax (??)
Siitinlampi - phallus lake
Siitinselkä - phallus back
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You know, there's a city close to where I live in Texas named Uncertain.
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>>53357888
Berlin, CT is a nice place, shut the fuck up.
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>>53357888
Hey, sometimes we're pretty clever. In New England, we put Derry next to Londonderry and New Britain next to Cromwell.
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>>53357888
Because they're and were a bunch of uneducated unruly fucks.
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Beacuse they expanded rapidly and needed tens of thousands names for new towns and streets. We have the same thing with communist-era urban settlements which were founded during forced industrialization. Every city has Lenin square, main street is always Kirov street, etc.
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>>53357888
>Half the continent is forest and swamps.
>the other half is desert wasteland.
>Indians barely inhabited most of it and didn't name all the land they lived on.
>Well, time to get creative.

You could say the same about the former Spanish colonies. How many places are named after saints? How many towns are named "Santiago de X"?
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>>53358910
>they can't keep drug dealers from running the country so they have to borrow our military.
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>>53359264
Not always, like Naples FL for example
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