Things your hometown is famous for . . . .

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by V Chic Chick, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bristol is famous for . . .

    People (some probably aren't famous outside of the UK, but I'm sure some are so put down a few of the most famous) - Cary Grant, Tony Robinson, Adam Hart Davies, Bill Bailey, Justin Lee Collins, JK Rowling, Richard Amerike (funded Cabot's trip where he discovered the 'New World'. America is named after him), Blackbeard (probably grew up here, there is a pub still going where he drank), Wallace and Gromit (and Chicken Run), Sophie Anderton (went to my school lol), Banksy, Cathy Barry (porn star), Brunel and of course the Wurzels (good luck if you can understand them, it's sung in a very thick local accent).

    It was the birthplace of Concorde, Ribena (in my village no less), just south is the world's largest gathering of llamas outside of Peru (bet you didn't know that lol) and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

    Finally, the dialect. Basically, never pronounce an 'h', drop any double 't' s from the middle of words, then speak like a farmer and say things like "Eeuz evsa ansum" (he's ever so handsome) and "Yoom a bit fick inchew" (you're a bit thick [stupid] aren't you).

    What famous people came from your town or area?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I was raised on the edge of the Pine Barrens, in Atco NJ.

    And this is what Atco is famous for...

    http://www.atcorace.com/

    We lived right on Jackson Road and loved to sit on the front steps in the spring/summer and wave to everyone headed down to the races. [​IMG]

    I guess the most famous person from Atco, is someone I went to school with...

    Dennis Mitchell

    Dawn
     
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  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I currently live just outside a town called Shelley, Idaho. Shelley high school is famous for its mascot- the Russet, which, if you didn't know, is a kind of potato. According to my sources, there are only 2 masots in the U.S. that are vegetables.[​IMG]
     
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Jonesbourgh, Tennessee , My town is famous because Jonesbourgh is the oldest town in Tennessee and also capital of the storytelling festival.....

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  6. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I line in Princeton and Langley BC. Princeton is famous for being a very old mining town, a ghost town near by, Granite City, was the first big city in British Columbia back in the 1800's. Also a part of the Rambo, First Blood, Movie was filmed in town. Fort Langley was the first capital city in bc.
     
  7. Basia

    Basia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barberton is known for Basketball and fried Chicken! Really [​IMG]
    We also seem to put out allot of athletes.

    I personally don't care for most of the Chicken from around here...
    Mine is better [​IMG]
     
  8. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

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    Arkansas
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  9. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kingston Ontario

    1. The birthplace of Hockey (There is still a war going on about that with another town, but we KNOW we are!!!)
    2. The "Limestone City"
    3. Prison capital of Canada (LOTS of prisons here. Ppl come to get thier pic taken in front of them)
     
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  10. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Umm.. nothing. LOL! We have the Village Archery store... they make pretty good pizza. Does that count? And I think the owner knows us by name.

    There is only one other store in town.

    We love it here, though [​IMG]


    Meghan
     

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