The names of the towns and cities in USA…

Hmm I got some facts about some cities or towns in USA and if we compare it to another country.

Compared with UK

– UK has Boston, USA has Boston
– UK has Washington, USA has Washington
– UK has York; USA has New York

Good job the UK didn’t put copyright on the names of its towns & cities!

And I think everytime you name a town or city to an american, you have to add the country. E.g You’re from London, England. Otherwise they will say “is that London in Texas? Or London in downtown Chicago?”

Compared with Italy

– Italy has Syracuse, USA has Syracuse
– Italy has Florence, USA has Florence
– Italy has Rome, USA has Rome
– Italy has Naples, USA has Naples

Anothers :

Germany has Frankfort, USA has Frankfort
Moscow…Russia or USA?
Montpelier…France or USA?
Toledo…Spain or USA?

What do you think about it?

USA likes miniature of the world, ya, at least if we see from its towns & cities!

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by chlarramita on March 19, 2009 at 9:31 am

    hmmm… kalau boleh menambahkan.

    Ada satu tempat lagi yang namanya berasal dari Inggris. Yaitu Virginia. Asalnya bermula seorang pelaut yang menemukan dataran itu. Ia memberi nama tempat itu Virginia sebagai persembahan kepada Ratu Elisabeth I. Lho kenapa virginia..? Ya, karena Ratu Elisabeth I tidak pernah menikah sepanjang hidupnya. maka ia dijuluki “Ratu Perawan”. Ratu yang dikenal welas asih. Dan pada masanya, dimulailah Inggris memasuki era kejayaannya. The golden age.

    Ku pikir, ini menarik.

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