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by Ross MacDonald


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The other, more popular theory, says that the name comes from a Slavic .

The other, more popular theory, says that the name comes from a Slavic word meaning dank, swampy river. E. It’s widely known that the City of Angels got its name from Spanish settlers. The beauty of the place impressed them so much that they considered it heaven on Earth. The original name, however, was a lot longer: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porcincula, or The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Little Portion.

This is due to a general set of processes through which place names evolve over time, until their obvious meaning is lost. In contrast, in the "New World" (roughly North America, South America, and Australasia), many place names' origins are known.

Initial interest in Orillia came from fur traders who used the gathering place at the Narrows to do business with the many tribes that came there each spring and fall.

While there are no records clearly indicating the reason for the name Orillia, the most common explanation holds that the name originates in the Spanish, "orilla," which can mean the shore of either a lake or river. The Spanish pronunciation sounds much like, "oreeya," and since the word itself is spelled almost identically to Orillia, without the second, "i," it has come to be commonly accepted as the source word for the city's name. Initial interest in Orillia came from fur traders who used the gathering place at the Narrows to do business with the many tribes that came there each spring and fall.

Some of these places are named for people or properties long since altered by time The origin of that name is unknown, but the house was built in 1683.

Some of these places are named for people or properties long since altered by time. You might know the origins of a few of these names, but others could surprise you. Piccadilly. As with many London locations, Carnaby Street comes from the name of a great estate that once existed there, known as Karnaby House. The origin of that name is unknown, but the house was built in 1683. The market didn’t develop until the 1820s, but little over 100 years later, it would become fashion central for the city and one of the birthplaces of the mod culture.

Names of streets and districts are often connected with the history of the . That is why the village was named Charing. There are some short streets in Soho in which six or seven restaurants of different ethnic cuisine stand one after another in a line.

Names of streets and districts are often connected with the history of the country and the city. But very often names of streets are so old and so changed that only few people know how this or that street got its name. Centuries ago, an English Queen died outside London. Her husband wanted her body to be taken to Westminster Abbey and buried there. One can have breakfast in a Greek restaurant, dinner in an Italian and supper in an American.

Most newspapers and many organisations have names with the . Use the map to answer the questions

Most newspapers and many organisations have names with the: newspapers the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Sun organisations the European Union, the BBC ( British Broadcasting Corporation) the Red Cross. Names of companies, airlines etc. are usually without the: Fiat (not the Fiat) Sony British Airways Kodak IBM Yale University Press. slide 1 Use the map to answer the questions. Use the map to answer the questions. Write the name of the place and the street it is in. Use the if necessary. Baker Street 5 Dublin Airport 6 Liverpool University 7 Harrison’s 8 the Ship Inn 9 The Statue of Libert. ew York Harbour 10 the Science Museum 11 IBM.

One of these governs most of the island of Ireland. This state is usually called The Republic of Ireland

One of these governs most of the island of Ireland. This state is usually called The Republic of Ireland. Informally it is referred to as just 'Ireland' or 'the Republic'. The other state has authority over the rest of the British Isles (the whole of Great Britain, the northeastern area of Ireland and most of the smaller islands). This is the country that is the main subject of this book. Its official name is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland although it is usually known by a shorter name.


Why Call it That? The Origin of Most of the Street and Place Names in Orillia download epub
Author: Ross MacDonald
ISBN: 096918641X
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Publisher: Orillia Historical Society; 1st edition (1990)