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2nd Jan '18 5:51:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'': In "Murder on the Oregon Express", Benny as HerculePoirot mentions "Paris, France, Europe" on a couple of occasions.

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* ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'': In "Murder on the Oregon Express", Benny as HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot mentions "Paris, France, Europe" on a couple of occasions.
15th Nov '17 10:47:59 AM Thrawcheld
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* In a particularly unpleasant example of even the Brits finding this trope useful, [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25659531 this BBC article]] about a US military helicopter crash near Norfolk, Virginia was written [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25661782 the day after the BBC reported on a US military helicopter crash near Norfolk, England]].

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* In a particularly unpleasant example of even the Brits finding this trope useful, [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25659531 this BBC article]] about a US military helicopter crash near Norfolk, Virginia was written [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25661782 the day after the BBC reported on a US military helicopter crash near in Norfolk, England]].
14th Nov '17 8:34:12 AM Thrawcheld
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But let's look at a number of American places in comparison to show how common this is. Odessa, Ukraine and Odessa, Texas; the independent (ex-Soviet) republic of Georgia and the U.S. state of Georgia; Vienna, Austria, and Vienna, Virginia; then there are duplicate cities, e.g. the much older and smaller city of Las Vegas, New Mexico is almost completely ignored compared to Las Vegas, Nevada, while Wilmington, North Carolina is about the same size as Wilmington, Delaware.

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But let's look at a number of American places in comparison to show how common this is. Odessa, Ukraine and Odessa, Texas; Vienna, Austria, and Vienna, Virginia; then there are duplicate cities, e.g. the much older and smaller city of Las Vegas, New Mexico is almost completely ignored compared to Las Vegas, Nevada, while Wilmington, North Carolina is about the same size as Wilmington, Delaware. There are so many examples that some non-examples are often confused for examples, such as the independent (ex-Soviet) republic of Georgia and the U.S. state of Georgia; Vienna, Austria, and Vienna, Virginia; then there are duplicate cities, e.g. the much older and smaller city of Las Vegas, New Mexico is almost completely ignored compared to Las Vegas, Nevada, while Wilmington, North Carolina is about the same size as Wilmington, Delaware.
Georgia, which was actually named for King George II.
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".)
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