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BBC lost their atlas?



 
 
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Old December 30th 16, 06:05 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Norman Wells[_6_]
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Default BBC lost their atlas?

"Vir Campestris" wrote in message
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On 29/12/2016 18:09, Roger Mills wrote:
Look at the itinerary for any cruise liner using Southampton, and it
will be listed as London (Southampton)!


They are selling to Americans. They'll possibly know where London is, but will
never have heard of Southampton.


I'm not sure they do. That's why they always refer to it, at least in the captions
in movies, as 'London, England'.

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Old December 30th 16, 07:26 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
S Viemeister[_2_]
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Default BBC lost their atlas?

On 12/30/2016 2:05 PM, Norman Wells wrote:
"Vir Campestris" wrote in message
o.uk...
On 29/12/2016 18:09, Roger Mills wrote:
Look at the itinerary for any cruise liner using Southampton, and it
will be listed as London (Southampton)!


They are selling to Americans. They'll possibly know where London is,
but will never have heard of Southampton.


I'm not sure they do. That's why they always refer to it, at least in
the captions in movies, as 'London, England'.

Americans say 'London, England', to distinguish it from all the other
Londons, like 'London, Ontario', 'London, Kentucky', 'London, Ohio', etc.
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Old December 31st 16, 12:41 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Peter Duncanson
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Default BBC lost their atlas?

On Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:26:26 -0500, S Viemeister
wrote:

On 12/30/2016 2:05 PM, Norman Wells wrote:
"Vir Campestris" wrote in message
o.uk...
On 29/12/2016 18:09, Roger Mills wrote:
Look at the itinerary for any cruise liner using Southampton, and it
will be listed as London (Southampton)!

They are selling to Americans. They'll possibly know where London is,
but will never have heard of Southampton.


I'm not sure they do. That's why they always refer to it, at least in
the captions in movies, as 'London, England'.

Americans say 'London, England', to distinguish it from all the other
Londons, like 'London, Ontario', 'London, Kentucky', 'London, Ohio', etc.


Yes.

Americans typically give the name of one of their towns or cities
followed by the State which it's in, because there are many places with
the same name in the USA. It is necessary to be clear which one is being
referred to.

They naturally carry over that practice to places in other countries.

For example there are 29 towns or cities named Bristol in the USA.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tol_. 2829.29

The most numerous are the Washingtons, all 88 of them:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...to n_.2888.29

If an American wants to refer to the British Bristol or the British
Washington it is natural to use "Bristol, England" and "Washington,
England". The latter might be confusing as there are two Washingtons in
England, one in Tyne and Wear and the other in West Sussex.

Of the 32 commonest placenames in the US listed by Wikipedia, over 20
are also the names, or part of the names, of places in the UK.

All these US placenames are also UK placenames or parts of UK
placenames. (The number in brackets is the number of places of that name
in the US):

2.1 Washington (88)
2.2 Springfield (41)
2.4 Greenville (30)
2.5 Bristol (29)
2.6 Clinton (29)
2.7 Fairview (27)
2.8 Salem (26)
2.10 Georgetown (23)
2.11 Arlington (22)
2.12 Ashland (22)
2.13 Dover (22)
2.14 Oxford (22)
2.16 Burlington (21)
2.17 Manchester (21)
2.18 Milton (21)
2.19 Newport (20)
2.20 Auburn (19) (The village of Auburn in Yorkshire has been
abandoned due to coastal erosion)
2.22 Clayton (19)
2.25 Milford (19)
2.26 Mount Vernon (19)
2.28 Winchester (19)
2.29 Cleveland (18)
2.31 Kingston (18)
2.32 Riverside (18)

From:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...S._place_names

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Old December 31st 16, 02:36 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
johnt
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Default BBC lost their atlas?


"Martin" wrote in message
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On Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:41:18 +0000, Peter Duncanson

wrote:

On Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:26:26 -0500, S Viemeister
wrote:

On 12/30/2016 2:05 PM, Norman Wells wrote:
"Vir Campestris" wrote in message
o.uk...
On 29/12/2016 18:09, Roger Mills wrote:
Look at the itinerary for any cruise liner using Southampton, and it
will be listed as London (Southampton)!

They are selling to Americans. They'll possibly know where London is,
but will never have heard of Southampton.

I'm not sure they do. That's why they always refer to it, at least in
the captions in movies, as 'London, England'.

Americans say 'London, England', to distinguish it from all the other
Londons, like 'London, Ontario', 'London, Kentucky', 'London, Ohio', etc.


Not to mention Ontario International Airport in California. I was waiting
for
the arrival of a friend, on a charter flight from Frankfurt, at LA
Airport.
There was an announcement that her flight had been diverted to Ontario.
It took some time to sort out which Ontario


It was my "home" Airport when I lived in the USA. It confused a lot of
people, even American Airlines ground staff.

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JohnT

 




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