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Rain Man
06-27-2006, 07:34 PM
Why do so many places with names that start with the letter A also end with the letter A?

Asia
Africa
America
Albania
Australia
Austria
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arabia
Arkansas (if they could spell right)
Angola
Andorra
Armenia
Andalusia
Antigua


What's up with this? These are places that got named in different languages in different periods of history by different civilizations. Why is it so popular to pick names that end in "A" if they happen to start with "A"?

FAX
06-27-2006, 07:40 PM
Apalaciacola is another one Mr. Rain Man. I think it's probably the Latin influence on the name origins. There seem to be few B to B names, though.

Bub, Maryland is the only one that comes to mind.

FAX

hypersensitiveZO6
06-27-2006, 07:40 PM
Isn't there a type of lava called aa?

Douche Baggins
06-27-2006, 07:41 PM
Angina

Abba

FAX
06-27-2006, 07:42 PM
Hello, My name is FAX and I'm a lavaholic.

FAX

Adept Havelock
06-27-2006, 07:42 PM
Appalachia

KCChiefsMan
06-27-2006, 07:44 PM
deep thoughts by Rain Man

Cormac
06-27-2006, 07:47 PM
Why do so many places with names that start with the letter A also end with the letter A?

Asia
Africa
America
Albania
Australia
Austria
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arabia
Arkansas (if they could spell right)
Angola
Andorra
Armenia
Andalusia
Antigua


What's up with this? These are places that got named in different languages in different periods of history by different civilizations. Why is it so popular to pick names that end in "A" if they happen to start with "A"?

This has always bothered me, too.

Tribal Warfare
06-27-2006, 07:47 PM
no respect for Argentina??????

chiefsfaninNC
06-27-2006, 08:03 PM
no respect for Argentina??????


There has been a great loss of respect with Diego Maradona all over the damn TV lately. Very understandable.

pr_capone
06-27-2006, 08:03 PM
Aguadilla
Aguada

Both towns in Puerto Rico

Adept Havelock
06-27-2006, 08:05 PM
no respect for Argentina??????

Don't cry for me.....

Calcountry
06-27-2006, 09:10 PM
ATHLETICS! A stands for ATHLETICS!!

plbrdude
06-27-2006, 09:11 PM
obviously, i do not have enough free time on my hands.

SNR
06-27-2006, 09:31 PM
Don't forget the great Canadian province of Alberta

SNR
06-27-2006, 09:36 PM
Isn't there a type of lava called aa?Yes. The Hawaiian alphabet only contains 13 letters, so they were bound to have one or two words like that.

I imagine if we had the word "Aa" in English, it would like something like "Ahough" with a bunch of silent letters and crap. The Hawaiian language spells its words with as little letters as possible... very efficient.

Rain Man
06-27-2006, 09:56 PM
Antarctica
Ankara
Alsatia
Algeria
Accra
Addis Ababa
Aruba
Alexandria
Assyria
Aqaba
Asmara
Atlanta

65 to Bust
06-27-2006, 10:16 PM
Common crossword answer for Ozarks town name.

Ava

Moooo
06-27-2006, 10:19 PM
Common crossword answer for Ozarks town name.

Ava

That's about 30 minutes north of where I spent my teenage days!!!

Moooo

65 to Bust
06-27-2006, 10:33 PM
Never been there. What's it like?

Moooo
06-27-2006, 10:38 PM
Never been there. What's it like?

It has a stoplight. About 2,000 people. It used to be (I don't know if it still is) the place where all of the actual MLB golden gloves were made, along with the baseballs (at the Rawlings plant).

ALso, it is the home of the National Foxtrotter association (if you don't know, a Foxtrotter is a gaited horse kin to the Tennessee Walker).

Moooo

Ari Chi3fs
06-27-2006, 10:40 PM
Apalaciacola is another one Mr. Rain Man. I think it's probably the Latin influence on the name origins. There seem to be few B to B names, though.

Bub, Maryland is the only one that comes to mind.

FAX

A very nice play to be, is between BooBs.

Just Sayin,

Mr. Ari Chi3fs

Moooo
06-27-2006, 10:46 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the "a" at the end isn't a characteristic of only places that start with "a" also. I think the ending of "a" is just common no matter what the beginning letter is.

Just as a reference, 21 states end with the letter "a"

Moooo

65 to Bust
06-27-2006, 10:52 PM
Moooo

Interesting stuff. I did not know that. A stop light and 2,000 people? Screw that. I ain't going there.

Calcountry
06-27-2006, 11:03 PM
A stands for Ass. The Texas Rangers just got bent over in San Francisco. I bet the ump smiled as he put it in.

Mr. Flopnuts
06-27-2006, 11:23 PM
Arkansas (if they could spell right)






Everytime I read something absolutely hilarious someone comes bounding along and raises the bar. This is the line of the day easily.

greg63
06-27-2006, 11:32 PM
Alpha and Omega

stevieray
06-27-2006, 11:41 PM
girls names too..

amanda
ariana
alicia
adriana
alyssa