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4th Feb '16 11:39:51 PM Nikumubeki
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While f is a "foreign letter" in the Finnish alphabet, native Finnish (loan)words like fasaani (pheasant) or faarao (pharaoh) are used by EVERYONE and these days it's borderline impossible to find people who'd pronounce them like "paarao" or "pasaani".
* Finland itself is called "Suomi" in Finnish, a language which doesn't even ''have'' an "f" sound, except only in the Southwestern dialect spoken at very small are at coast from Salo to Pori. Still, they accept the (Swedish) name when talked to easily.
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* Finland itself is called "Suomi" in Finnish, a language which natively doesn't even ''have'' have an "f" sound, except only in sound. It is almost ''impossible'' to find someone who would be offended over the Southwestern dialect spoken at very small word "Finland" (whether the Swedish word Finland or the English word Finland - the pronunciations are at coast from Salo to Pori. Still, they accept the (Swedish) name when talked to easily.different).
30th Jan '16 10:49:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CastleFalkenstein'': Most of Europe - sorry, "Europa" - has the same names and borders as in our reality, but South America is Antillea, and the Atlantic Ocean is the Atlantean Ocean, among other things.
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* ''CastleFalkenstein'': ''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein'': Most of Europe - sorry, "Europa" - has the same names and borders as in our reality, but South America is Antillea, and the Atlantic Ocean is the Atlantean Ocean, among other things.
17th Jan '16 12:31:39 AM Perey
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Inaccurate description of Australia's naming history (among other things, "terra nullius" was a legal term, not a name).
* Australia was named New Holland for a while after the Dutch discovered it, then Terra Nullius (no man's land), before finally becoming known as Australia (Southern land). * Various parts of Australia have also had this: Tasmania was originally called Van Diemens Land, Melbourne was informally named Batmania[[note]] not after enthusiasm for the Caped Crusader. Instead after founder John Batman.[[/note]] until the British made Melbourne official, and Brisbane was originally named Moreton Bay, just to name a few.
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* Australia was named New Holland for a while after hypothesised to exist, and given the name ''Terra Australis'' ("Southern Land"), long before the Dutch discovered it, then Terra Nullius (no man's land), before finally becoming known as Australia (Southern land). * it and named it New Holland. That was reduced to the name of the western parts, after the British charted the east coast and called their part New South Wales. At that point, the British felt that the whole continent needed a name separate from those of its parts, and went back to ''Terra Australis'', or just ''Australia'' ("Southern"). New Holland is now obsolete, although New South Wales remains the name of part of the old British region ** Various parts of Australia have also had this: Tasmania was originally called Van Diemens Diemen's Land, Melbourne was informally named Batmania[[note]] not after enthusiasm for the Caped Crusader. Instead after founder John Batman.[[/note]] until the British made Melbourne official, and Brisbane was originally named Moreton Bay, just to name a few.
15th Jan '16 9:32:48 PM Prfnoff
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** His ''Literature/WarBetweenTheProvinces'' series is basically a retelling of the American Civil War in the West from Chickamauga on, only with the map reversed (the rebels are in the north), the colors reversed (because indigo is a major rebel product) and with names either given alternates or horrid puns. General Rosecrans is renamed "Guildenstern." Chickamauga is renamed "The River of Death," and Lookout Mountain, "Sentry Peak." Georgia becomes "Peachtree," and Selma, Alabama is renamed "Hayek."
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** His ''Literature/WarBetweenTheProvinces'' series is basically a retelling of the American Civil War UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar in the West from Chickamauga on, only with the map reversed (the rebels are in the north), the colors reversed (because indigo is a major rebel product) and with names either given alternates or horrid puns. General Rosecrans is renamed "Guildenstern."[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Guildenstern]]." Chickamauga is renamed "The River of Death," and Lookout Mountain, "Sentry Peak." Georgia becomes "Peachtree," and Selma, Alabama is renamed "Hayek."[[Creator/SalmaHayek Hayek]]."
5th Jan '16 9:52:16 AM Prfnoff
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* In the 1930s, during the reign of the Nazi Party in Germany, hundreds of towns and villages especially in East Prussia and Silesia were renamed because their names were considered too Polish or too Lithuanian. (Part of East Prussia was known as ''Littauen'' in German and "Little Lithuania" in Lithuanian.)
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* In the 1930s, during the reign of the Nazi Party in Germany, UsefulNotes/NaziGermany renamed hundreds of towns and villages especially in East Prussia and Silesia were renamed because their names were considered too Polish or too Lithuanian. (Part of East Prussia was known as ''Littauen'' in German and "Little Lithuania" in Lithuanian.)) After the ''Anschluss'', Österreich (UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}) was renamed "Ostmark" to erase its national identity.

* When the Venetians controlled much of the eastern Mediterranean during the Middle Ages, many islands, towns etc. were given Italian names, e. g. Peloponnesos became Morea, Corcyra became Corfu, Crete became Candia and Melos Milo (hence the name "Venus de Milo" for a statue found there). One notable example is that the country of Crna Gora ("Black Mountain") is known to this days as Montenegro.
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* When the Venetians [[UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} Venetians]] controlled much of the eastern Mediterranean during the Middle Ages, many islands, towns etc. were given Italian names, e. g. Peloponnesos became Morea, Corcyra became Corfu, Crete became Candia and Melos Milo (hence the name "Venus de Milo" for a statue found there). One notable example is that the country of Crna Gora ("Black Mountain") is known to this days as Montenegro.
29th Dec '15 6:33:52 AM Anddrix
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** It was noted in the Creator/{{Marvel Comics}}/Creator/{{DC Comics}} CrossOver ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]''/''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' (or ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'', depending on which company published which issue) that DC-Earth, with its fictional American cities (in addition to the above, there's also Star City, Central City, Coast City, Blüdhaven, and probably a few others), is actually somewhat larger than Marvel-Earth (Marvel often goes in for fictional countries on other continents - like [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Latveria]] in Europe and [[ComicBook/BlackPanther Wakanda]] in Africa - but adds no major cities to its USA), thus leaving room for DC's fictional and real-world cities to co-exist.
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** It was noted in the Creator/{{Marvel Comics}}/Creator/{{DC Comics}} CrossOver ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]''/''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' (or ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'', depending on which company published which issue) that DC-Earth, with its fictional American cities (in addition to the above, there's also Star City, Central City, Coast City, Blüdhaven, and probably a few others), is actually somewhat larger than Marvel-Earth (Marvel often goes in for fictional countries on other continents - like [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Latveria]] Latveria in Europe and [[ComicBook/BlackPanther Wakanda]] in Africa - but adds no major cities to its USA), thus leaving room for DC's fictional and real-world cities to co-exist.
14th Dec '15 10:57:05 AM Prfnoff
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** A lot of cities in former Austro-Hungarian empire had mixed populations (Germans were quite a diaspora back then) and thus multiple names, such as Pressburg/Pozsony/Bratislava, Brünn/Brno, Prag/Praha, Pilsen/Plzeň, Eger/Cheb in Bohemia (not to be confused with Erlau/Eger in Hungary), Fünfkirchen/Pécs, Großwardein/Nagyvárad/Oradea Mare, Klausenberg/Kolozsvár/Cluj...
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** A lot of cities in former Austro-Hungarian empire had mixed populations (Germans were quite a diaspora back then) and thus multiple names, such as Pressburg/Pozsony/Bratislava, Brünn/Brno, Prag/Praha, Pilsen/Plzeň, Eger/Cheb in Bohemia (not to be confused with Erlau/Eger in Hungary), Ödenburg/Sopron, Fünfkirchen/Pécs, Großwardein/Nagyvárad/Oradea Mare, Klausenberg/Kolozsvár/Cluj...
14th Dec '15 10:42:22 AM Prfnoff
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** A lot of cities in former Austro-Hungarian empire had mixed populations (Germans were quite a diaspora back then) and thus multiple names, such as Pressburg/Pozsony/Bratislava, Brünn/Brno, Prag/Praha, Pilsen/Plzeň, Eger/Cheb in Bohemia (not to be confused with Erlau/Eger in Hungary), Fünfkirchen/Pécs, Klausenberg/Kolozsvár/Cluj...
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** A lot of cities in former Austro-Hungarian empire had mixed populations (Germans were quite a diaspora back then) and thus multiple names, such as Pressburg/Pozsony/Bratislava, Brünn/Brno, Prag/Praha, Pilsen/Plzeň, Eger/Cheb in Bohemia (not to be confused with Erlau/Eger in Hungary), Fünfkirchen/Pécs, Großwardein/Nagyvárad/Oradea Mare, Klausenberg/Kolozsvár/Cluj...
14th Dec '15 5:53:15 AM Prfnoff
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** A lot of cities in former Austro-Hungarian empire had mixed populations (Germans were quite a diaspora back then) and thus multiple names, such as Pressburg/Pozsony/Bratislava, Prag/Praha, Pilsen/Plzeň, Eger/Cheb in Bohemia (not to be confused with Erlau/Eger in Hungary), Fünfkirchen/Pécs, Klausenberg/Kolozsvár/Cluj...
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** A lot of cities in former Austro-Hungarian empire had mixed populations (Germans were quite a diaspora back then) and thus multiple names, such as Pressburg/Pozsony/Bratislava, Brünn/Brno, Prag/Praha, Pilsen/Plzeň, Eger/Cheb in Bohemia (not to be confused with Erlau/Eger in Hungary), Fünfkirchen/Pécs, Klausenberg/Kolozsvár/Cluj...
12th Dec '15 10:28:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheSignal'' is set in Terminus, which used to be the name of Atlanta, Georgia, the city the movie is filmed in.
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* ''Film/TheSignal'' ''Film/TheSignal2007'' is set in Terminus, which used to be the name of Atlanta, Georgia, the city the movie is filmed in.

* ''TheLostBoys'' is set in Santa ''Carla'', rather than Santa Clara, California. (Ironically, Santa Carla looks a lot like Santa Cruz.)
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* ''TheLostBoys'' ''Film/TheLostBoys'' is set in Santa ''Carla'', rather than Santa Clara, California. (Ironically, Santa Carla looks a lot like Santa Cruz.)
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