Silly placenames (Re: Silly censorship)

Otter Perry ottertee at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 29 10:52:36 EDT 2003



minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

> Nah, Maidenhead is in Berkshire, Scunthorpe is in North Lincolnshire,
> they're maybe a couple of hundred miles apart.  Well, that's near by some
> standards, but in England they're almost at opposite ends of the country.

I had the difference between the UK and the USA explained to me once:

In the UK, 100 miles is a long way.
In the USA, 100 years is a long time.

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