Mark Brader: > > I think one of the interesting cases is where a sizable city over here > > is named for a much less populous place in Britain or elsewhere. Boston, > > Portland, and the other Portland come to mind immediately.
Dan Tilque: > Portland in England is not a town, but rather a peninsula that they call > an island. It's the Portland in Oregon that's much larger than the one > in Maine.)
Which in turn is much larger (in population) than the one in England.
> the one with the greatest ratio of populations is probably Calgary. > Don't know this for sure, because the one in Scotland is essentially a > rural area...
Huh. I hadn't even heard of it. -- Mark Brader, | "There is no silver bullet, because not every Toronto, email@example.com | problem is a werewolf." -- Damian Conway
Joe <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Dec 24 05:42PM
On 2016-12-24 17:32:23 +0000, Mark Brader said:
>> Don't know this for sure, because the one in Scotland is essentially a >> rural area...
> Huh. I hadn't even heard of it.
I live in Holland pop. approx 500.
-- "To err, as they say, is human. To forgive is divine. To err by withholding your forgiveness until it's too late is to become divinely fucked up." ― Jonathan Tropper, The Book of Joe
Pete <email@example.com>: Dec 24 06:52PM
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Brader) wrote in news:l-OdnSi5lZwqKsHFnZ2dnUU7- > Warning: the three cities won't necessarily be the largest or most > famous ones along that river.
> 1. Basel, Strasbourg, Bonn.
> 2. Waterloo, Cambridge, Paris.
> 3. Bismarck, Omaha, Kansas City.
> 4. Regensburg, Bratislava, Belgrade.
> 5. Geneva, Lyon, Arles.
> 6. Prince George, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge.
> 7. Minneapolis, St. Louis, Memphis.
> 8. Turin, Piacenza, Cremona.
> 9. Dresden, Wittenberg, Hamburg.
> 10. Revelstoke, Portland, Astoria.
> 1. Ranked #25. The BBC started the century early, in 2000, the > year this film was made. Christopher Nolan directs Guy Pearce > and Carrie-Anne Moss in a story about an amnesiac avenger.
> vision is based on. Clive Owen's character tries to save > a baby in a world where most women have become infertile. > Alfonso Cuarón directs.
The Handmaid's Tale
> 3. Ranked #2. Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung play neighbors drawing > closer, but the real stars are the leading lady's cheongsam > dresses. Wong Kar-Wai directed this 2000 release.
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
> strikes oil. The Washington Post called this 2007 film > "a sprawling, half-mad testament to greed, industry, moral > hypocrisy, and ballyhoo".
There Will Be Blood
> 6. Ranked #1. In 2001, David Lynch turned a rejected TV pilot > into a feature film starring Naomi Watts and Laura Harring. > It's named for a road in Los Angeles.
> 8. Ranked #24. Philip Seymour Hoffman is married to Amy Adams > but still curiously interested in Joaquin Phoenix. Paul Thomas > Anderson directs this 2012 story of a cult called the Cause.
> Richard Linklater's film takes Mason from Grade 1 to the end > of high school. Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar > Coltrane star.
Dan Tilque <email@example.com>: Dec 24 11:27AM -0800
Mark Brader wrote: >> an island. It's the Portland in Oregon that's much larger than the one >> in Maine.)
> Which in turn is much larger (in population) than the one in England.
My point was that the one in England is not a city. I was only counting places named after cities or towns, not geographic features. So as far as I'm concerned, it's right out.
-- Dan Tilque
Dan Tilque <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Dec 24 11:58AM -0800
Erland Sommarskog wrote: >> Don't know this for sure, because the one in Scotland is essentially a >> rural area and Wikipedia doesn't give a population for it.
> We should not forget Lima!
I disagree! That place is emminently forgettable.
> Of course, most likely the coincidence in name with the Peruvian capital is > incidental.
Very much so. The Peruvian Lima is a name derived from a Quechuan word.
There are places in the US named Lima, at least one of which (in Ohio) is named for the one in Peru. It's pronounced differently though.