"In my neck of the woods" "Around here" "Where I live" -- How about an actual location?

noncrazycanuck

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the early settlers where a pretty unimaginative lot.
in Canada unless it's a rough translation from an original language (Canada) or possibly someones family name we have far too many duplicates.
most of our original language place names weren't any better, but the Euro translation of them is often unique.
 

noncrazycanuck

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Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump isn't too far from Dinosaur Provincial Park Alberta
 

crazycanuck

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Truth or Consequences (T & C) is a real place in NM.

I don't think there's any skiing there, though.
I've been to the hot springs there back when I lived in NM. Definitely not any skiing right in T or C, but not that far really from some great hills!

Dildo Newfoundland (just outside of Conception Bay) has skiing 100k away
Yup my son and I LOVE to go to Marble Mountain NFLD. It's actually a pretty great place. My avatar photo is actually of my son when he was 7 y/o launching it while skiing Marble. :)
 
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mister moose

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There’s at least 26 towns called ‘Berlin’ in the US. I’ve been to four of them.

Except that only some of the list pronounce it Ber-LYNN, and the rest is pronounced BERR-lin

And all of you have figured out I'm actually from a small town in Cumbria County, England, right?
 

Ken_R

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Truth or Consequences (T & C) is a real place in NM.

I don't think there's any skiing there, though.
Closest is SKi Apache :ogbiggrin:

I have driven by T & C a bunch of times. Coolest town name ever :ogcool:
 

Jim Kenney

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OK. This thread is evolving to... funny place names near meogsmile

Accident, MD - small town in western MD not too far from Wisp Ski Area.*

Bumpass and Assawoman in rural Virginia

Blue Knob Ski Area in southern PA*
Blue Ball, PA - a couple hours east of Blue Knob.
Intercourse, PA - smack dab in the middle of Amish Country
Jim Thorpe, PA - I don't know if Jim Thorpe ever went skiing, but I'm sure he would have been good at since he was world class in every other sport he tried.

*bonus points for place names connected to skiing.
 
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