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Old 06-27-2006, 07:34 PM  
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"A" names.

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"?
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:40 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-27-2006, 07:40 PM   #3
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:41 PM   #4
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:42 PM   #5
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:42 PM   #6
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:44 PM   #7
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:47 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:47 PM   #9
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:03 PM   #10
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no respect for Argentina??????

There has been a great loss of respect with Diego Maradona all over the damn TV lately. Very understandable.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:03 PM   #11
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:05 PM   #12
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:10 PM   #13
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