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18th Feb '18 12:09:24 AM Ezclee4050
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* American sportscasters love to refer to cities either by cliched nicknames that very few locals actually use ("Beantown" for Boston, "Frisco" for San Francisco) or by famous areas of the city that are nowhere near the actual venues used by pro sports teams. One of those, "South Beach" for Miami, was popularized by UsefulNotes/LeBronJames, even though the arena the Miami Heat play in is actually located on the ''other'' side of Biscayne Bay from South Beach. It also gets applied to the [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Marlins]] (who play even further inland)and the Dolphins (who play many miles northwest in Miami Gardens). Similarly, no Los Angeles pro teams actually play in Hollywood.

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* American sportscasters love to refer to cities either by cliched nicknames that very few locals actually use ("Beantown" for Boston, "Frisco" for San Francisco) or by famous areas of the city that are nowhere near the actual venues used by pro sports teams. One of those, "South Beach" for Miami, was popularized by UsefulNotes/LeBronJames, even though the arena the Miami Heat play in is actually located on the ''other'' side of Biscayne Bay from South Beach. It also gets applied to the [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Marlins]] (who play even further inland)and inland) and the Dolphins (who play many miles northwest in Miami Gardens). Similarly, no Los Angeles pro teams actually play in Hollywood.
18th Feb '18 12:07:38 AM Ezclee4050
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* American sportscasters love to refer to cities either by cliched nicknames that very few locals actually use ("Beantown" for Boston, "Frisco" for San Francisco) or by famous areas of the city that are nowhere near the actual venues used by pro sports teams. One of those, "South Beach" for Miami, was popularized by UsefulNotes/LeBronJames, even though the arena the Miami Heat play in is actually located on the ''other'' side of Biscayne Bay from South Beach. It also gets applied to the [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Marlins]] (who play even further inland)and the Dolphins (who play many miles northwest in Miami Gardens). Similarly, no Los Angeles pro teams actually play in Hollywood.
17th Feb '18 12:24:27 AM KYCubbie
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* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Düsseldorf is depicted as [[YodelLand a quaint little Alpine town with half-timbered houses and tall mountains in the background]] instead of the modern industrial city on the Rhine, not in plain view of any mountains.[[note]]It should be noted that the suffix -dorf in German means "a village"; Dusseldorf started as a small village and as it grew to a large city, no one changed the name.[[/note]]

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* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Düsseldorf is depicted as [[YodelLand a quaint little Alpine town with half-timbered houses and tall mountains in the background]] instead of the modern industrial city on the Rhine, not in plain view of any mountains.[[note]]It should be noted that the suffix -dorf in German means "a village"; Dusseldorf Düsseldorf started as a small village and as it grew to a large city, no one changed the name.[[/note]]



* The Carolina Panthers are considered a regional franchise, representing both North and South Carolina[[note]]They play at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Portions of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_metropolitan_area Charlotte Metropolitan Area]] extend into South Carolina, the Panthers hold their training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina on the campus of Wofford College (of which Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is an alumnus), and the team played their first season at Clemson University in the South Carolina city of the same name[[/note]]. One time, Nike accidentally printed T-shirts [[http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/22744089/nike-yanks-geographically-incorrect-nc-panthers-shirt with South Carolina identified as North Carolina]].

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* The Carolina Panthers are considered a regional franchise, representing both North and South Carolina[[note]]They play at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Portions of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_metropolitan_area Charlotte Metropolitan Area]] extend into South Carolina, the Panthers hold their training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina on the campus of Wofford College (of which Panthers the Panthers' founding owner Jerry Richardson is an alumnus), and the team played their first season at Clemson University in the South Carolina city of the same name[[/note]]. One time, Nike accidentally printed T-shirts [[http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/22744089/nike-yanks-geographically-incorrect-nc-panthers-shirt with South Carolina identified as North Carolina]].



* The New Saints, the most successful football club in the Welsh Premier League, are based in Oswestry, which is near the Welsh border, but definitely in England. It turns out that this arrangement in {{justified|Trope}}—in 2003, Oswestry's former club, Oswestry Town, voted to merge into TNS. The merged club chose to play at Oswestry's larger ground. Making it even more justified is that Oswestry Town, despite its English location, had long played in the Welsh league system.

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* The New Saints, the most successful football club in the Welsh Premier League, are based in Oswestry, which is near the Welsh border, but definitely in England. It turns out that this arrangement in is {{justified|Trope}}—in 2003, Oswestry's former club, Oswestry Town, voted to merge into TNS. The merged club chose to play at Oswestry's larger ground. Making it even more justified is that Oswestry Town, despite its English location, had long played in the Welsh league system.
11th Feb '18 11:57:50 PM josh6243
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* Even though [[VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}} Arkham City]] is located in Massachusetts according to [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos the Mythos]], it's moved to the west coast in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' to make crossovers with Manga/{{Heroman}} easier. The same goes for [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Innsmouth]].

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* Even though [[VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}} Arkham City]] is located in Massachusetts according to [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos the Mythos]], it's moved to the west coast in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' to make crossovers with Manga/{{Heroman}} easier. The same goes for [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Innsmouth]].
11th Feb '18 11:56:54 PM josh6243
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* Even though [[VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}} Arkham City]] is located in Massachusetts according to [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos the Mythos]], it's moved to the west coast in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' to make crossovers with Manga/{{Heroman}} easier. The same goes for [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Innsmouth]].
1st Feb '18 12:32:39 PM MargaretC
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**In the episode "Ghouli," allegedly set in Norfolk, Virginia, a major port city, a few scenes show mountains on the horizon. The nearest mountain range, the Blue Ridge (part of the Appalachian chain), is inland, halfway across the state.
30th Jan '18 6:06:31 PM laserviking42
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* In ''Series/TheEvent'' Vicky describes Murmansk as being in "Western Siberia." This could be a in-show mistake, but Murmansk is near the Finnish border in the most northwestern part of Russia, further west than Moscow (similar to saying Maine is in the Eastern part of the Old West).

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* In ''Series/TheEvent'' Vicky describes Murmansk as being in "Western Siberia." This could be a in-show mistake, but Murmansk is near the Finnish border in the most northwestern part of Russia, further west than Moscow (similar to saying Maine is in the Eastern part of the Old West).[[note]] Siberia isn't a well defined area, it generally refers to northeastern portion of Russia west of the Ural Mountains, but there are no geographers that would place Murmansk anywhere in the vicinity of Siberia [[/note]]
29th Jan '18 10:36:57 PM Blackie62
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* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', when Robin speaks of how she met her Argentinean boyfriend Gael, it shows how they first got involved in a secluded little beach-side cabin surrounded by palm trees, a beach that looks oddly Caribbean. Argentina's beaches are all on the Pacific, and you're more likely to find pine trees than anything even slightly resembling Robin's flashback. This is probably to do with how [[UnreliableNarrator Ted]] is telling it.

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* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', when Robin speaks of how she met her Argentinean boyfriend Gael, it shows how they first got involved in a secluded little beach-side cabin surrounded by palm trees, a beach that looks oddly Caribbean. Argentina's beaches are all on the Pacific, Atlantic, and you're more likely to find pine trees than anything even slightly resembling Robin's flashback. This is probably to do with how [[UnreliableNarrator Ted]] is telling it.
29th Jan '18 10:36:24 PM Blackie62
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* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', when Robin speaks of how she met her Argentinean boyfriend Gael, it shows how they first got involved in a secluded little beach-side cabin surrounded by palm trees, a beach that looks oddly Caribbean. Argentina's beaches are all on the Atlantic, and you're more likely to find pine trees than anything even slightly resembling Robin's flashback. This is probably to do with how [[UnreliableNarrator Ted]] is telling it.

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* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', when Robin speaks of how she met her Argentinean boyfriend Gael, it shows how they first got involved in a secluded little beach-side cabin surrounded by palm trees, a beach that looks oddly Caribbean. Argentina's beaches are all on the Atlantic, Pacific, and you're more likely to find pine trees than anything even slightly resembling Robin's flashback. This is probably to do with how [[UnreliableNarrator Ted]] is telling it.
18th Jan '18 4:00:01 AM LaughingGiraffe
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** No one lives between Vancouver (Canada) and the Rocky Mountains, which is weird considering how much of that space would be great for farming, mining or logging.
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