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Ian Dunn
718521.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:12 pm Reply with quote

The following are places in the state of Indiana.


  • Advance
  • Albion
  • Alexandria
  • Anderson
  • Andrews
  • Angola
  • Argos
  • Ashley
  • Avon
  • Bedford
  • Bethany
  • Birdseye
  • Boston
  • Boswell
  • Brazil
  • Bristol
  • Brooklyn
  • Butler
  • Cadiz
  • Cambridge City
  • Camden
  • Carbon
  • Carlisle
  • Carthage
  • Chesterfield
  • Clinton
  • Columbus
  • Converse
  • Crane
  • Cromwell
  • Cumberland
  • Darlington
  • Dublin
  • Dunkirk
  • Edinburgh
  • Elizabeth
  • English
  • Ferdinand
  • Geneva
  • Georgetown
  • Gosport
  • Hamilton
  • Hamlet
  • Hammond
  • Hanover
  • Hartford City
  • Holland
  • Hope
  • Laurel
  • Lawrence
  • Lebanon
  • Liberty
  • Little York
  • Mecca
  • Mexico
  • Michigan City
  • Milan
  • Montezuma
  • Montgomery
  • Morocco
  • Mount Etna
  • Newport
  • Onward
  • Oxford
  • Peru
  • Plymouth
  • Richmond
  • Salem
  • Santa Claus
  • Selma
  • Seymour
  • Sidney
  • Syracuse
  • Trafalgar
  • Troy
  • Universal
  • Vernon
  • Wallace
  • Walton
  • Warsaw
  • Washington
  • Waterloo
  • Winchester
  • Yeoman


Source: The American Census

 
Posital
718532.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:23 pm Reply with quote

 
Spud McLaren
718539.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:30 pm Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:

  • Albion
  • Alexandria
  • Angola
  • Avon
  • Bedford
  • Birdseye
  • Boston
  • Brazil
  • Bristol
  • Brooklyn
  • Cadiz
  • Cambridge City
  • Camden
  • Carlisle
  • Carthage
  • Chesterfield
  • Cumberland
  • Darlington
  • Dublin
  • Dunkirk
  • Edinburgh
  • Geneva
  • Georgetown
  • Gosport
  • Hanover
  • Holland
  • Hope
  • Lebanon
  • Mecca
  • Mexico
  • Michigan City
  • Milan
  • Montgomery
  • Morocco
  • Mount Etna
  • Newport
  • Oxford
  • Peru
  • Plymouth
  • Richmond
  • Salem
  • Sidney
  • Syracuse
  • Trafalgar
  • Troy
  • Warsaw
  • Washington
  • Waterloo
  • Winchester
Question as to the distance between the two of these that are furthest apart? (Not letting on that we're talking about places exclusively in Idaho, of course)


Last edited by Spud McLaren on Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:36 pm; edited 1 time in total

 
Posital
718541.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:32 pm Reply with quote

(Deleted double post - pooty problems)


Last edited by Posital on Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:43 pm; edited 1 time in total

 
Spud McLaren
718543.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:35 pm Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:

  • Boswell
  • Clinton
  • Columbus
  • Cromwell
  • Hamlet
  • Hammond
  • Laurel
  • Lawrence
  • Montgomery
  • Santa Claus
  • Wallace
  • Walton
  • Winchester


Or an artfully-phrased question about these people?

 
Jenny
718635.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:18 pm Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
Ian Dunn wrote:

  • Albion
  • Bristol
  • Camden
  • Cumberland
  • Edinburgh
  • Georgetown
  • Hope
  • Lebanon
  • Mexico
  • Milan
  • Newport
  • Oxford
  • Peru
  • Plymouth
  • Richmond
  • Sidney
  • Troy
  • Washington
Question as to the distance between the two of these that are furthest apart? (Not letting on that we're talking about places exclusively in Idaho, of course)


The problem with that question is that all the towns I kept in the original list also exist in Maine.

 
Posital
718660.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:27 pm Reply with quote

Sorry - have I come to the wrong forum - is this trivial pursuit or QI?

Being a bit more positive - how can we make this quite interesting?

 
bobwilson
718664.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:37 pm Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Sorry - have I come to the wrong forum - is this trivial pursuit or QI?

Being a bit more positive - how can we make this quite interesting?


See Spud's post above

 
Spud McLaren
718709.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:43 pm Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Being a bit more positive - how can we make this quite interesting?
Suugestions? Roll up yer sleeves...

 
Posital
718753.  Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:33 am Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
Posital wrote:
Being a bit more positive - how can we make this quite interesting?
Suugestions? Roll up yer sleeves...
Believe me, I've thought about it. But the reveal of "... in fact these are all towns in Idaho (or Indiana)" just doesn't do it for me.

Start again on another angle for Indiana.

The Indiana Jones angle would be an example of a good start... as everyone knows that America struggles with town names...

Eg - the story of Martha's Vinyard was QI - linked by towns with apostrophes. And the reason why only a few towns (allegedly) had apostrophes. We lack two things - a QI town - a QI reason for the name being special.

 
monzac
718805.  Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:25 am Reply with quote

Gary has been omitted from the list of towns. Stan Freberg had a song called Gary, Indiana. Can't think of a Qi question about it, though.

 
Spud McLaren
718890.  Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:54 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
We lack two things - a QI town - a QI reason for the name being special.
Having delved around a little, I have to say that what Indiana (so far) lacks is anything QI.

 
ejly
731402.  Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:58 pm Reply with quote

Hello, I'm new to the forum and happened to find this thread on my present home state, Indiana. Indiana I've found has some of the strangest place names.

A common funny phrase here regarding town names is:
"South Bend is in the North, North Vernon is in the South, Gnaw Bone is in the middle and French Lick ain't what you think."

 
Woodsman
731403.  Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:34 pm Reply with quote

I imagine Gnaw Bone ain't what you think, neither.

 
djgordy
731415.  Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:39 am Reply with quote

Indiana wants me. Lord, I can't go back there.

 

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