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Old November 30th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #281
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Windy weather in Nelson last year. Hurricane force winds brought down over 300 trees in the city.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #282
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Railway crossing on the A2 motorway in Switzerland.

http://forumfiles.milanotrasporti.or.../DSC04844.html

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Old December 8th, 2009, 12:01 AM   #283
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For what purpose? Seems kind of weird. And crazy
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Old December 8th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #284
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Transporting heavy machines to a powerplant built well before the motorway. But it is rarely used. Once a year or less.

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Old December 8th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #285
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how swiss is that
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Old December 8th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #286
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nothing beats *******:

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/*******%2C_Austria%2C_street_sign.jpg[/IMG]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*******,_Austria
So what do residents call themselves? ****ers? Seriously... Who thought that name up for a town? American comedian Jeff Foxworthey would have a field day with this.

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A Slovenian car in downtown Zagreb, in construction zone where no cars are allowed....not for everyone, though.





Maybe the driver thought that the car had a Hi-Rail setup on it.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #287
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Hungarian tunnel

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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:03 AM   #288
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We've got something not too different on Bains Kloof Pass in the Western Cape. I can't find a newer photo than this, but from my last road excursion through there (January 2008), very little has changed.



A bit of history: in ye olde days, this was the main route out of Cape Town into the interior of South Africa. It was replaced by Du Toitskloof Pass in 1945, which in turn was replaced with the Huguenot Tunnel in 1988. Bains Kloof Pass is still kept open as a tourist route (with a 3.8m height restriction, for obvious reasons).
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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:50 PM   #289
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I found this photo on the internet with this note, I think an American has taken it:


"Here you can see a road sign with a typically long and unpronounceable name of a Hungarian town."







I think they are not unpronounceable
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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:58 PM   #290
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Every country has it's unpronouncable towns. I don't think that many people know how to pronounce Gasselternijveenschemond. In Dutch, the pronounciation of certain characters can already give difficulties in names like Enschede or 's-Hertogenbosch.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:13 AM   #291
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you can easily find out the way of making long names of hungarian places. they almost always constist of words szent, pogány, nagy, kis, felső, alsó, új, öreg, or/and some local toponyms (county, river, larger city nearby) when you break it down, Pogányszentpéter, Csurgónagymarton and Felsőszenterzsébet become piece of cake
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:19 AM   #292
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you can easily find out the way of making long names of hungarian places. they almost always constist of words szent, pogány, nagy, kis, felső, alsó, új, öreg, or/and some local toponyms (county, river, larger city nearby) when you break it down, Pogányszentpéter, Csurgónagymarton and Felsőszenterzsébet become piece of cake
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:51 AM   #293
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The longest Hungarian city name is Jászfelsőszentgyörgy


The shortest are: Ág, Bő, Őr, Sé i've never heard of them
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:30 AM   #294
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Where is it from
Szczekociny, Szczygłowice, Przecieszyn, Przytkowice and Szczebrzeszyn of course.

Not too long names but for some might cause serious tongue disease.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:15 AM   #295
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The longest Hungarian city name is Jászfelsőszentgyörgy
what means that prefix "jász"? i have noticed it appearing often, too.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:49 AM   #296
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I too think that the naming of Hungarian towns belongs in the Weird & crazy stuff thread
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 10:24 AM   #297
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what means that prefix "jász"? i have noticed it appearing often, too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jassic_people
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 05:50 PM   #298
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An even harder town name to pronounce is the official name of the welsh town Llanfair:

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

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actualy, the place with longest name on entire Earth is Bangkok whose original name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
fortunately, it is not all in one word
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Llanfair (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch) still holds a record with the most letters in one word in a town name.
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