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4th Oct '17 6:51:08 AM v-n-n-n-n
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* Similar to Nike, bookmakers Paddy Power proclaimed in its advertising campaign during the summer of 2012 that they were the sponsors of the of the biggest athletics event in London that year, with a disclaimer stating that the London in question is a village in France where Paddy Power were organizing an egg-and-spoon race. Unsurprisingly, the Olympic Organising Committee weren't too pleased with the proclamation but were powerless to have the advertisements banished.

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* Similar to Nike, bookmakers Paddy Power proclaimed in its advertising campaign during the summer of 2012 that they were the sponsors of the of the biggest athletics event in London that year, with a disclaimer stating that the London in question is a village in France where Paddy Power were organizing an egg-and-spoon race. Unsurprisingly, the Olympic Organising Committee weren't too pleased with the proclamation but after toing and froing of threats with lawsuits and countersuits, they were powerless to have the advertisements banished.
4th Oct '17 6:39:21 AM v-n-n-n-n
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* Similar to Nike, bookmakers Paddy Power proclaimed in its advertising campaign during the summer of 2012 that they were the sponsors of the of the biggest athletics event in London that year, with a disclaimer stating that the London in question is a village in France where Paddy Power were organizing an egg-and-spoon race. Unsurprisingly, the Olympic Organising Committee weren't too pleased with the proclamation but were powerless to have the advertisements banished.
22nd Sep '17 11:38:12 AM gemmabeta2
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Unfortunately, this results in some confusion and frustration for many Americans. Since the USA is big and--though sparsely-populated--home to quite a few cities, and many of these cities have similar if not identical names (for instance, there are ''thirty-two'' states that have a city named "[[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Springfield]]"), Americans often describe an American location as "''City Name'', ''State''", and describe a foreign location as "''City Name'', ''Country''" to parallel that. This works well in the USA, but becomes rather jarring and annoying for foreigners, who find it annoying that after being shown Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul's Cathedral [[Film/TheMummyReturns all in one shot]], they still need to say "UsefulNotes/{{London}}, England".

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Unfortunately, this results in some confusion and frustration for many Americans. Since the USA is big and--though sparsely-populated--home to quite a few cities, and many of these cities have similar if not identical names (for instance, there are ''thirty-two'' states that have a city named "[[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Springfield]]"), Springfield]]" and twenty-seven settlements named "Canton"), Americans often describe an American location as "''City Name'', ''State''", and describe a foreign location as "''City Name'', ''Country''" to parallel that. This works well in the USA, but becomes rather jarring and annoying for foreigners, who find it annoying that after being shown Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul's Cathedral [[Film/TheMummyReturns all in one shot]], they still need to say "UsefulNotes/{{London}}, England".
17th Sep '17 10:58:31 AM nombretomado
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** [[TheCityFormerlyKnownAs Leningrad, Russia (Saint Petersburg)]] and Leningrad, Tajikistan.

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** [[TheCityFormerlyKnownAs [[UsefulNotes/TheCityFormerlyKnownAs Leningrad, Russia (Saint Petersburg)]] and Leningrad, Tajikistan.
25th Aug '17 6:45:39 PM nombretomado
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* In Russia and the former [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]], there are several cities that have nearly identical names. A few of these have changed since TheGreatPoliticsMessUp due to PleaseSelectNewCityName.

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* In Russia and the former [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]], there are several cities that have nearly identical names. A few of these have changed since TheGreatPoliticsMessUp due to PleaseSelectNewCityName.
24th Aug '17 1:57:08 PM DustSnitch
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* Aside from the famous Bethlehem (city of David, alleged birthplace of JesusChrist), which is in Palestinian territory, there is an Israeli town which is called "the Galilean Bethlehem" (''Beit Lehem [=HaGlilit=]'') for clarity. Which isn't even counting other countries--there are 13 in the United States alone, including ''two'' in North Carolina.

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* Aside from the famous Bethlehem (city of David, alleged birthplace of JesusChrist), [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]]), which is in Palestinian territory, there is an Israeli town which is called "the Galilean Bethlehem" (''Beit Lehem [=HaGlilit=]'') for clarity. Which isn't even counting other countries--there are 13 in the United States alone, including ''two'' in North Carolina.
2nd Jul '17 11:25:22 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' epsisode "Ms. Knope Goes To Washington", Leslie is annoyed to discover that when she mentions her beloved hometown of Pawnee, she has to specify that it's the one in Indiana as there are "Pawnees" in several other states. (TruthInTelevision. TheOtherWiki recognizes four "Pawnees" in the U.S. and one "Pawnee City".)

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* In the ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' epsisode "Ms. Knope Goes To Washington", Leslie is annoyed to discover that when she mentions her beloved hometown of Pawnee, she has to specify that it's the one in Indiana as there are "Pawnees" in several other states. (TruthInTelevision. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki recognizes four "Pawnees" in the U.S. and one "Pawnee City".)
2nd Jul '17 10:56:10 AM nombretomado
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* Pro wrestling announcers are really terrible about this. Regardless of how long they've been in the company, how often they've played the ForeignWrestlingHeel, or how obvious they are about it, the announcer always makes sure to mention they're from [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho "Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada"]] or "Swansea, Wales, UK." The most frustrating is Ezekiel Jackson, who is announced as being from "Guyana, South America." Weirdly, they never call it "Death Valley, California" when introducing TheUndertaker (likely to invoke the PartsUnknown vibe, as it wasn't originally clear if his Death Valley was an actual physical location).

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* Pro wrestling announcers are really terrible about this. Regardless of how long they've been in the company, how often they've played the ForeignWrestlingHeel, or how obvious they are about it, the announcer always makes sure to mention they're from [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho "Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada"]] or "Swansea, Wales, UK." The most frustrating is Ezekiel Jackson, who is announced as being from "Guyana, South America." Weirdly, they never call it "Death Valley, California" when introducing TheUndertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker (likely to invoke the PartsUnknown vibe, as it wasn't originally clear if his Death Valley was an actual physical location).
28th May '17 12:41:13 AM IniuriaTalis
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* Parodied in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', where a subtitle identifies "Missouri, Earth."
25th May '17 5:12:03 PM Ezclee4050
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* The [neighborhood],[borough] construct (e.g. Red Hook, Brooklyn or Jamaica, Queens) is very commonly used in New York City, since the city has way too many neighborhoods for the average person to be expected to know the locations of them all.
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