I coined a new term today: geoxymoron–a contradiction of places. It’s my idiom for cities and town with names that are contradictions in term.

Manhattan, KS (my favorite)
Rome, GA
Athens, TN

Got any others?

Written by : thunderchikin

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  1. ___sascha___ January 26, 2006 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    When my car broke down, I spent a romantic night at a truck stop in Paris, IL…does that count?

    Friended you, ya big LJ snob ;).

  2. elsbet_vance January 26, 2006 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Belfast, ME
    Norway, ME
    Paris, ME
    Lebanon, ME
    Berea, SC

  3. thunderchikin January 26, 2006 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    I’m not a snob; I just have good taste 🙂

  4. thunderchikin January 26, 2006 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Those are great. I add Paris, TX to the list of American Parises. I’ve never been to Maine. Would it and Norway have similar weather? Not that I’ve been to Norway, either.

  5. elsbet_vance January 26, 2006 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Well, it was cold and there were lots of evergreen trees. 🙂

    I forgot China, ME.

  6. professornana February 8, 2006 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Paris Texas comes to mind.

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