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Postby Elizabethus » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:26 am

Eddie is very aware! Lovely dog.
I am going to get Skye to round up my "chooks" and I will take a picture of them. Yes like Caesar Clifford does in New Zealand, here in Australia we also call chickens/roosters, Chooks!
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Postby Lendi » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:03 pm

"Elizabethus" wrote:Eddie is very aware! Lovely dog.
I am going to get Skye to round up my "chooks" and I will take a picture of them. Yes like Caesar Clifford does in New Zealand, here in Australia we also call chickens/roosters, Chooks!


I am just sooo in love with that name, 'chook, chook, here chookie!'........ :D Why do we Americans always come up with such bland names for everything?? :rolleyes: I mean your towns and cities all have such great and interesting (and sometimes unpronounceable) names while most of ours are named after people, of all things.. I think one of the reasons 'The Lord of the Rings' was so popular, besides the great storyline, was Tolkien's use of such delightful names for Middle Earth.. And then there's the whole Elvish language he came up with.. ;)
Don't everyone here in the US jump on me about this, I'm sure every state in the Union has some unique and unusual place names, but when you look at a map of New Zealand and Australia, we can't touch them for wonderful names.. :D

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Postby Sandra Linkletter » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:49 pm

We do have a lot of place names in the US based on Indian words. Chicago comes to mind as a rather prominent one. :)

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Postby Amun Nefer » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:19 pm

Manhattan comes from Mannahat (sp?) meaning hilly for instance, as do many state names.

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Postby Lendi » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:23 pm

Now, now, I agree, I said each state has some great and unique names but NOTHING can compare to names like Queanbeyan, Parramatta, wollongong, Toowoomba and Kookaburra.. The capitol of Idaho is Boise (pronounced boy-zee, not boys), it's french for city of trees.. And Idaho has a lot of other neat names, like Yellow Jacket, Lead Ore, Blue Mountain and Lemhi, but I just think the Aussies did it right when they kept so many of the Aborigine names instead of changing them over to some guy's name like Smith or Jones.. Ever notice how few cities are named after women? :rolleyes:

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Postby Caesar Clifford » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:18 pm

LOL, many of our names are either English or Maori which is as it should be.

Some names of towns and villages in Taranaki where I live include

English ; New Plymouth, Eltham, Stratford, Inglewood, Waverley, Egmont Village.

Maori ; Hawera, Kaponga, Manaia, Opunake, Toko, Patea, Rahotu, Warea, Parihaka, Mokau, Okaiawa, Waitara.

Just a few.

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Postby Lendi » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:57 pm

"Caesar Clifford" wrote:LOL, many of our names are either English or Maori which is as it should be.

Some names of towns and villages in Taranaki where I live include

English ; New Plymouth, Eltham, Stratford, Inglewood, Waverley, Egmont Village.

Maori ; Hawera, Kaponga, Manaia, Opunake, Toko, Patea, Rahotu, Warea, Parihaka, Mokau, Okaiawa, Waitara.

Just a few.


Damn, I love them! And England too, has some great names, like Stratford-on-Avon, Nottinghamshire (I just love that one), Essex and Winchcombe.. What happened? Did all the pilgrims decide when they got here, that all the towns should be named after the most simplistic ones they could think of? LOL! Just joking, all, America has some very fun and unique places names, like Lake Okeechobee and Kissimmee down in Florida.. We even have one of the most delightful names for a town here in Idaho, Picabo, which is pronounced peek-a-boo.. The famous skier, Picabo Street, was named after this town.. So see, America has lots of wonderful names too.. Just not as unusual or, to me, lyrical as some other countries.. ;)

And just as a side note, I just wrote a great poem, call 'The Maori'.. Interesting coincidence, think.. :D

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Postby Caesar Clifford » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:23 am

I think one of the reasons 'The Lord of the Rings' was so popular, besides the great storyline, was Tolkien's use of such delightful names for Middle Earth.. And then there's the whole Elvish language he came up with..



It was the scenery, everyone knows that. ;)

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Postby Amun Nefer » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:41 am

I think they're referring to the novels, lol.

Now to dehijackify my thread. Come on people, pet picks. this site isn't anywhere near cute enough yet.

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Postby BLU3Y3Z » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:43 am

"Amun Nefer" wrote:I think they're referring to the novels, lol.

Now to dehijackify my thread. Come on people, pet picks. this site isn't anywhere near cute enough yet.

My brother just got a baby pitbull :D

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Postby Amun Nefer » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:09 pm

"BLU3Y3Z" wrote:My brother just got a baby pitbull :D

Now that sounds adorable, post a pic when you get one.

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Postby Teryk » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:06 pm

Anubis is watching you
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Postby Lendi » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:13 pm

"Caesar Clifford" wrote:It was the scenery, everyone knows that. ;)


No mistake there, Hon.. New Zealand has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, LOTRs proved that beyond any doubt.. ;) But, I have to ask, did the forest scenes take place there too or were they are done in studio? I mean Fang Horn and Lothlorien were just stunning, but I can't imagine very many places left on earth that have woods like those.. :p

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Postby Lendi » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:27 pm

"Teryk" wrote:Anubis is watching you


OMG! He IS!! :D
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Postby Caesar Clifford » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:13 pm

But, I have to ask, did the forest scenes take place there too or were they are done in studio? I mean Fang Horn and Lothlorien were just stunning, but I can't imagine very many places left on earth that have woods like those.


LOL, half the country looks like that. Even my small farm looks a bit like a LOTR set in places.

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Postby Lendi » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:52 pm

"Caesar Clifford" wrote:LOL, half the country looks like that. Even my small farm looks a bit like a LOTR set in places.


Damn, it must be almost eerie to live in a land whose geography is described in so much detail in Tolkien's books.. I read his bio a long time ago, but I don't remember him ever visiting New Zealand and yet, he might have actually lived there, his descriptions are so accurate.. :)
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Postby Amun Nefer » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:31 pm

Lol, alright, come on people, back on topic =p

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Postby Amun Nefer » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:31 pm

"Teryk" wrote:Anubis is watching you


Lol, aww, what an adorable little doggy...

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Postby MoonHeart » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:55 am

Here is my pet Sophie ( A German shepherd, chao , wolf and blue heeler mix......aka My blue German chao wolf.) and my other dog Bullet ( a black and white springer spaniel.)
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Postby Lendi » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:21 am

"MoonHeart" wrote:Here is my pet Sophie ( A German shepherd, chao , wolf and blue heeler mix......aka My blue German chao wolf.) and my other dog Bullet ( a black and white springer spaniel.)


Sophie looks like she's enjoying a nice nap in the sunshine.. ;)


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