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#1 2015-12-28 15:46:31

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1529

The geography of Eggcornistan

Some place names that figure in the latest issue of Natural Geographic.

Up until about 20 minutes ago, I also thought those mountains in the northeast were called the Apple- Asian Mountains. Damn catholic schools
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Sonofabitch, I never saw it spelled, I always thought it was the “Outer Rondacks”.
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My brother-in-law’s mom always says “Adirondike” chair.
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The mountains that form the world’s longest chain of mountains are called ...
(Andy’s Mountains)
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Dad, Jack, and me in Niece, France, doing what we do best; eating
vacation snaps

And the Gumball 3000 is underway. Here’s raw footage from the start in Paul Mall, London, yesterday.
Car rally

You might have heard of that big hydroelectric project in China: the Three Gouges, also known as the Three Gorgeous dams. A 2006 post did refer to the ready substitution of gouge for gorge when talking about overconsumption.

China taking over the world – more crap – one missile into the three gouges dam and they will have too much mess to clean up to be bothered with us.
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I would support the three gouges dam because it helps china by producing cleaner energy and the boat traveling is safer.
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The project of the Three Gouges Dam in China involves two agents, the local inhabitants being one and the remaining whole population in China being the other,
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How can I get to three gorgeous dam from Chongqing? nin hao ma…?how can i go to three gorgeous dams, location if i am in shapingba district of Chongqing…?
[Answer]: You can take bus from Chongqing to Wanzhou and then take ferry from Wanzhou to the Three Gorgeous Dam.
Travel China guide

And besides, the Three Gorgeous Dam is simply the biggest and most stunning dam in terms of technology, architecture and engineering.
New wonders of the world

Off the top of my head, we have already visited Rec Beach and the Falls do Iguazu. Acorns: Appalachian, Adirondack, Nice, Pall Mall, Three Gorges.

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#2 2015-12-28 19:30:07

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1235

Re: The geography of Eggcornistan

David Bird wrote:

Up until about 20 minutes ago, I also thought those mountains in the northeast were called the Apple- Asian Mountains. Damn catholic schools
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Reminds me of this .

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#4 2015-12-29 19:57:33

crispybacon
Member
From: Wellington, New Zealand
Registered: 2015-07-19
Posts: 24

Re: The geography of Eggcornistan

I’ve heard this one in real life (from a kid of about ten, admittedly):

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/22/33 … ondon.html
You might want to visit The Rainforest Cafe for food, i’ve heard it’s good for kids with a rain forest theme. It’s just off Piccadilly Circus onto Shaftesbury Avenue (you’ll also me right near Hamley’s Toy Shop on Regent Street and, in the opposite direction, Leicester Square and it’s M&M store. Just down from that is Triangular Square, Downing Street, Parliamentary and so on.

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#5 2016-01-11 14:49:13

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2569

Re: The geography of Eggcornistan

Helpful list, David. You can also add

Mr. Griver (Mystic River) Bridge
Stonehedge


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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