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28th Jan '17 4:43:17 PM Yuihime
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* When Advertising/BurmaShave put up joke signs promising "[[http://www.snopes.com/business/market/mars.asp Free! Free! A trip to Mars/For 900/Empty jars!]]", they weren't actually expecting someone to take them up on it. When store owner Arliss French shipped in 900 jars he'd gotten customers to donate, the company gave him and his wife a vacation in Moers (pronounced "Mars"), Germany.
** Pronounced "Mars" by Americans who don't know any better, maybe, but not by its inhabitants or German-speakers in general.

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* When Advertising/BurmaShave put up joke signs promising "[[http://www.snopes.com/business/market/mars.asp Free! Free! A trip to Mars/For 900/Empty jars!]]", they weren't actually expecting someone to take them up on it. When store owner Arliss French shipped in 900 jars he'd gotten convinced customers to donate, the company gave him and his wife a vacation in Moers (pronounced "Mars"), Germany.
** Pronounced "Mars" by Americans who don't know any better, maybe, but not by its inhabitants or German-speakers in general. The correct pronunciation would be closer to "Murrs".
14th Jan '17 8:25:20 PM lcmortensen
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** Likewise, there were two Havelocks, one in Marlborough and one just outside Hastings. The latter was renamed Havelock North, despite also being larger.

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** Likewise, there were two Havelocks, one in Marlborough in the South Island and one just outside Hastings. Hastings in the North Island. The latter was renamed Havelock North, despite also being larger.larger.
** There were also two Oxfords, one northwest of Christchurch in the South Island and one southeast of Hamilton in the North Island. The North Island town was renamed Oxford North before in 1895 adopting its Māori name, Tirau. A bit of a loss when you consider 30 km to the west of Tirau there is a town called Cambridge.
6th Jan '17 4:45:28 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' had Ami excited to meet her pen pal from Paris, who she thinks is handsome. But it turns out he's a short nerd from Paris, Idaho.

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* An episode of ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' had Ami excited to meet her pen pal from Paris, who she thinks is handsome. But it turns out he's a short nerd from Paris, Idaho.
26th Nov '16 5:00:06 PM dotchan
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* Inverted with a Nike ad during the 2012 London Olympics. Since they weren't an official sponsor, they couldn't explicitly mention the Olympics. They could, however, show athletes in all the ''other'' Londons around the world, as long as they didn't have any references to London, England, or to the Olympics. After some controversy, it was decided that this was legal. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEzW1WRFTg here]].

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* Inverted with a Nike ad during the 2012 London Olympics. Since they weren't an official sponsor, they couldn't explicitly mention the Olympics. They could, however, show athletes in all the ''other'' Londons around the world, as long as they didn't have any references to London, England, or to the Olympics. After some controversy, it was decided that this was legal. Watch it [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEzW1WRFTg com/watch?v=KYtMkhfQfa4 here]].



** -->'''Apu:''' We're going to see Paris... [[Creator/ParisHilton Hilton]], in Paris,... Texas, on our way to Paris,... France.

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** -->'''Apu:''' We're going to see Paris... [[Creator/ParisHilton Hilton]], in Paris,... Texas, on our way to Paris,... France.
18th Nov '16 5:17:46 PM Yet_One_More_Idiot
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* England has a city called Newcastle and a town also called Newcastle - more precisely speaking, the city is Newcastle-upon-Tyne, while the town is Newcastle-under-Lyme. "Newcastle" on its own is generally taken to be the city, unless perhaps you're near the market town.
* There are also two locations called Kingston in England - Kingston-upon-Thames is a town/suburb/district of London (, England), while Kingston-upon-Hull is a city further north. You might think that "Kingston" without a qualifier would refer to the city...but actually tends to refer to the part of London. The city is usually just called Hull.
* Even just within England, referring to "London" can lead to some terminological confusion...it can depend whether you mean the actual City of London (also called "the Square Mile" or simply "The City"), the county of (Greater) London, or the metropolis/metropolitan area of London (which comprises mainly the county as well as some parts of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire that border it). And trying to specify by referring to the city of London doesn't really help as much as you might think either, as you may be referring to "the city of London", or "The City of London"...
26th Oct '16 7:07:21 PM MorphinBrony
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''London, England. Not to be confused with London, Ontario.''

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''London, England. Not to be [[WebVideo/CinemaSins In case you confused it with London, Ontario.''
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20th Oct '16 4:07:03 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
17th Oct '16 4:58:13 AM Prfnoff
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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 (former) Soviet [[strike:state]] constituent 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.

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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 (former) Soviet [[strike:state]] constituent 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.
Nevada, while Wilmington, North Carolina is about the same size as Wilmington, Delaware.
3rd Oct '16 8:10:06 PM 64SuperNintendo
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30th Aug '16 4:45:28 PM livestockgeorge
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-->'''Cable:''' Paris, '''Oklahoma'''? [[note]]Funnily enough, [[CriticalResearchFailure there is no Paris, Oklahoma]]. There is, however, a Paris, Texas and a Paris, Illinois.[[/note]]

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-->'''Cable:''' Paris, '''Oklahoma'''? [[note]]Funnily enough, [[CriticalResearchFailure there is no Paris, Oklahoma]]. There is, however, a Paris, Texas Texas, a Paris, Mississippi, and a Paris, Illinois.[[/note]]
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