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14th Aug '16 4:53:37 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', the Series/{{Mythbusters}} decide to bust the Loch Ness Monster, so they head for Scotland. Unfortunately, they book a flight to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Airport_(Montana) wrong Glasgow International Airport]].
10th Aug '16 9:37:49 AM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
*** "Pruszków, Poland"; "Cairo, Egypt."
*** Averted with "East Berlin."
28th Jul '16 2:49:46 AM erforce
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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/TheMummyTrilogy 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]]"), 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/TheMummyTrilogy [[Film/TheMummyReturns all in one shot]], they still need to say "UsefulNotes/{{London}}, England".
3rd Jul '16 9:45:44 AM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMen1'': We have a vaguely-defined province, country example with "Northern Alberta, Canada."



*** "Geneva, Switzerland," "Villa Gesell, Argentina" and "Moscow, Russia." (In 1962, it could have been called "Moscow, USSR," as Russia (then the RSFSR, capital: Moscow) was a Republic within the Soviet Union, which in contemporary American media was often called "Russia" or "Soviet Russia".)

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*** "Geneva, Switzerland," "Villa Gesell, Argentina" and "Moscow, Russia." (In 1962, it could have been called "Moscow, USSR," as Russia (then Russia--then the RSFSR, capital: Moscow) was Moscow--was a Republic within the Soviet Union, which in contemporary American media was often called "Russia" or "Soviet Russia".)Russia.")


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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Surprisingly averted. The cities of "Moscow," "Saigon" and "Paris" are listed without the corresponding country.
29th Jun '16 4:02:07 PM Shoebox
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In France, the tendency is to ram the identifier into the town name itself, so one gets places like Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer and Sainte-Marie-de-Ré and Sainte-Marie-des-Champs, etc. However, there are also over a dozen places called just plain Sainte-Marie in France alone; here you would have to specify in which département the one you mean is situated. The American equivalent would be if towns were named "Springfield-in-Massachusetts" and "Springfield-on-Black-River"[[note]]There is a Washington-On-The-Brazos in Texas, for instance.[[/note]]. Some British towns, such as Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Stratford-upon-Avon, Ashton-under-Lyne, and Kingston-by-Ferring, follow this scheme as well, as do German-speaking towns and cities Neustadt an der Aisch, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Neustadt in Holstein, and Neustadt an der Weinstraße (four places called "new town" named respectively after a river, a hill, a province, and a scenic route). The somewhat rarer equivalent in America are names Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio (the lake in this case being Erie), which distinguishes it from plain old Geneva, Ohio a few miles south[[note]] and, by extension, the original Geneva (both the canton and the city) in UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}}, which, of course, is helpfully on a lake (Lac Léman)[[/note]].

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In France, the tendency is to ram the identifier into the town name itself, so one gets places like Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer and Sainte-Marie-de-Ré and Sainte-Marie-des-Champs, etc. However, there are also over a dozen places called just plain Sainte-Marie in France alone; here you would have to specify in which département the one you mean is situated. The American English equivalent would be if towns were named be, say, "Springfield-in-Massachusetts" and "Springfield-on-Black-River"[[note]]There is a Washington-On-The-Brazos in Texas, for instance.[[/note]]."Springfield-on-Black-River". Some British towns, such as Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Stratford-upon-Avon, Ashton-under-Lyne, and Kingston-by-Ferring, follow this scheme as well, as do German-speaking towns and cities Neustadt an der Aisch, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Neustadt in Holstein, and Neustadt an der Weinstraße (four places called "new town" named respectively after a river, a hill, a province, and a scenic route). Canada follows the British model in a few places, notably Niagara-on-the-Lake[[note]]that is, Lake Ontario[[/note]], so-called to distinguish it from Niagara Falls down the road. The somewhat rarer equivalent US is home to Washington-on-the-Brazos in America are names Texas and Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio (the lake in this case being Erie), which distinguishes it from plain old Geneva, Ohio a few miles south[[note]] and, by extension, the original Geneva (both the canton and the city) in UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}}, which, of course, is helpfully on a lake (Lac Léman)[[/note]].
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10th Jun '16 12:54:58 PM animenutcase
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** This [[https://notalwaysright.com/the-oregon-fail-part-2/38927 Canadian customer]] is quick to rant about Americans being ignorant before being informed that her home city of Ontario, Canada is not, in fact, the only Ontario in the world.

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** This [[https://notalwaysright.com/the-oregon-fail-part-2/38927 Canadian customer]] is quick to rant about Americans being ignorant before being informed that her home city province of Ontario, Canada is not, in fact, the only Ontario in the world.
10th Jun '16 12:45:43 PM animenutcase
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** This [[https://notalwaysright.com/the-oregon-fail-part-2/38927 Canadian customer]] is quick to rant about Americans being ignorant before being informed that her home city of Ontario, Canada is not, in fact, the only Ontario in the world.
7th Jun '16 11:57:49 AM tromag
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** Apu tells of his vacation plans to see Paris... in fact, several Parises, including [[Creator/ParisHilton Hilton]], Texas, and France. They also revel in its avoidance when discussing Springfield and which state it is (or isn't) in. By the way, assuming it were a real American town, it could be any of 28 Springfields in 24 states ([[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Wisconsin has five]]).

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** Apu tells of his vacation plans -->'''Apu:''' We're going to see Paris... in fact, several Parises, including [[Creator/ParisHilton Hilton]], in Paris,... Texas, and France. on our way to Paris,... France.
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They also revel in its avoidance when discussing Springfield and which state it is (or isn't) in. By the way, assuming it were a real American town, it could be any of 28 Springfields in 24 states ([[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Wisconsin has five]]).
5th Jun '16 4:02:56 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of characters in The RockyHorrorPictureShow sing about being from Transylvania, but this turns out to be the name of the [[spoiler:galaxy]] they come from rather than the Romanian region.

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* A lot of characters in The RockyHorrorPictureShow ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' sing about being from Transylvania, but this turns out to be the name of the [[spoiler:galaxy]] they come from rather than the Romanian region.
2nd Jun '16 2:55:27 AM Doug86
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* ''Series/NightCourt'': Dan's grandfather named the tiny town of Paris, Louisiana where Dan grew up, after the city he was station in during WorldWarOne--Paris ''Illinois'', that is.

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* ''Series/NightCourt'': Dan's grandfather named the tiny town of Paris, Louisiana where Dan grew up, after the city he was station in during WorldWarOne--Paris UsefulNotes/WorldWarI--Paris ''Illinois'', that is.
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