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July 10th, 2007, 7:23 am #1

Okay since I have been throwing a lot of names around in The MUppEt Musings thread I thought we should get one where you could put a place name you think someone would like to know about.. or if you found out of a place with a funny name or meaning...

So here goes this is what I have to share right now...

In South Africa:

Gingindlovu - KwaZuluNatal
The name in Zulu means - Swallower of the Elephant

In New Zealand:
Whakatane - Bay of Plenty
Okay.. I can't remember the meaning in Moari. It is pronounced Fa-ka-tani
Now if you put a spin on this for afrikaans it means you are doing the deed with your aunty!!

*need to get my head out the gutter now*
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July 10th, 2007, 8:13 am #2

Buttons wrote:
In New Zealand:
Whakatane - Bay of Plenty
Okay.. I can't remember the meaning in Moari. It is pronounced Fa-ka-tani
Now if you put a spin on this for afrikaans it means you are doing the deed with your aunty!!

*need to get my head out the gutter now*
Oh my now that was so funny, I actually fell of my chair laughing, the guys at work are shaking their heads.

They already know I am mad as a hatter anyway
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July 10th, 2007, 12:21 pm #3

We originally did not plan on passing through the town when we were in NZ doing the campervan thing... but when we heard about the place my g/f and i smiled at each other and said simultaniously let's go there!!! So we did!!! Of course the natives (new zealanders) thought we were barking mad when we walked around with these huge grins on our faces...
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July 10th, 2007, 1:33 pm #4

I know of a place......
Frogs Gutter,
The Bog

Also not too far from there, another location called Foggy Bottom
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July 10th, 2007, 1:37 pm #5

Oh and almost forgot.

Again, same district, between Clun and Bishops Castle is a place called.

New Invention.

and last one from me for now.
In Gloucestershire you have:

Lower Piddle on the Marsh
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July 10th, 2007, 2:28 pm #6

Interesting place I went to quite a few years ago........

Devil's Bridge in Mid Wales. We were told it was gonna be like a 45min walk. An hour and a half later, we were still on that damn bridge!

These are the waterfalls of the bridge. Me and my sister decided to get in the water and not leave for a while :lol: Mum and dad were not best pleased.


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July 10th, 2007, 2:35 pm #7

I love MJNet wrote: In Gloucestershire you have:

Lower Piddle on the Marsh
Is all I can say right now...
*wipes tears out of eyes*
?For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.? Judy Garland

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July 10th, 2007, 4:05 pm #8

New thread is just my "cuppa tea".

Zzyzx in the California desert....was originally developed as a health resort out in the middle of the Mojave desert...forget where the name came from...then abandoned and in the last decade refurbished by California State Universities as a desert study center...when I was following desert tortoises around way back, I was lucky enought to be able to stay there for pennies...
Couldn't decide between a pic of the stucco buildings with the fountain in the pond (you know, the middle of the desert with a fountain) or the reverse veiw...went with the latter.


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July 10th, 2007, 4:27 pm #9

Here's another odd stop you can make on your travels down Route 62 in the Klein Karoo, South Africa: Ronnies Sex Shop & Road Kill Café
Make a HOTCH in the POTCH...
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July 10th, 2007, 4:36 pm #10

Oooh, I see along Route 62 I can also vist:
Groenfontein and Kruisrivier
Matjesvlei
Oude huis Gallery
Matroosberg
Vaalkloof and Klaasvoogds Reserves
Soekershof Maze
Mymering Estate Essential oil farm
Meerkatmagic
...just to name a few...I don't know...Ronnie's Pub and Sex Shop might be a tad ordinary.


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