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Started by GyratingTrampoline on Dec 23, 2021 2:04:51 PM
Placenames that are homophones of other placenames

Walsall (west midlands), Warsaw (poland)

Rhondda (south wales), Ronda (spain)

Dakar (senegal), Dhaka (bangladesh)

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cozzer - 23 Dec 2021 14:34:57 (#1 of 73)

Turkey (Turkey) and Torquay (Devon)

NightInTGeorgia - 23 Dec 2021 14:36:15 (#2 of 73)

Newark and New York

cozzer - 23 Dec 2021 14:36:59 (#3 of 73)

And Nuuk

cozzer - 23 Dec 2021 14:40:54 (#4 of 73)

Lisburn and Lisbon

HoHoHoff - 23 Dec 2021 14:41:42 (#5 of 73)

Wister and Worcester

Ish

ReverendBlueJeans - 23 Dec 2021 14:45:46 (#6 of 73)

Dakar (senegal), Dhaka (bangladesh)

There is an 'r' at the end of 'Dakar'. Most civilisations pronounce it. Not England, of course. Perhaps it is not civilised.

See also Lisburn and Lisbon.

cozzer - 23 Dec 2021 14:48:15 (#7 of 73)

And Dh is pronounced differently from D. What of it?

browserbutton - 23 Dec 2021 15:04:53 (#8 of 73)

Quito (Ecuador) and Kito (Tonga)

Delighted_User - 23 Dec 2021 15:08:34 (#9 of 73)

Keele and Kiel.

surferbaublewhatever - 23 Dec 2021 15:10:25 (#10 of 73)

I've genuinely been caught out by that one, DU, assuming someone I knew was off to do PhD in a much more interesting location than he really was.

browserbutton - 23 Dec 2021 15:12:29 (#11 of 73)

Pons (France) and Ponce (Puerto Rico)

FGBFGB - 23 Dec 2021 15:14:36 (#12 of 73)

Ham and Hamm

Impedimenta - 23 Dec 2021 15:25:25 (#13 of 73)

Leigh and Lee

wickeltisch - 23 Dec 2021 15:33:11 (#14 of 73)

Ham and Hamm

Is Ham not pronounced like the thing you eat? Hamm is pronounced like 'hum'.

browserbutton - 23 Dec 2021 15:36:15 (#15 of 73)

Bonn (Germany) and Bong (Liberia)

wickeltisch - 23 Dec 2021 15:37:50 (#16 of 73)

Do Brest in France and Brest in Belarus count? It's even the same spelling.

wickeltisch - 23 Dec 2021 15:38:39 (#17 of 73)

That Bong in Liberia:is the final -g not pronounced?

cozzer - 23 Dec 2021 15:41:09 (#18 of 73)

Frankfort, Kentucky, and Frankfurt, Hesse

cozzer - 23 Dec 2021 15:41:50 (#19 of 73)

Or Frankfurt, Brandenburg, I suppose.

PeacockinaPearTree - 23 Dec 2021 15:44:07 (#20 of 73)

Biches and Bitches, both in France

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