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View Poll Results: Which city names (up to 3) do you like the best?
Tokyo 14 29.79%
Sao Paulo 16 34.04%
Jakarta 13 27.66%
Seoul 9 19.15%
Manila 11 23.40%
New York 14 29.79%
Shanghai 14 29.79%
Mumbai 5 10.64%
Cairo 10 21.28%
Delhi 6 12.77%
Mexico City 5 10.64%
Beijing 8 17.02%
Guangzhou 4 8.51%
Bengaluru 4 8.51%
Dhaka 5 10.64%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-11-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:03 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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I like Jakarta, Manila, and New York the most. Mumbai and Dhaka are the ugliest names
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:47 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I like Jakarta, Manila, and New York the most. Mumbai and Dhaka are the ugliest names
Manila and Dhaka remind me strange things...
"Manilha" is the Portuguese word for "shackle". And Dhaka reminds me of Dako, a defunct brazilian brand of kitchen stuff.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I don't like the city names in Latin America.
"Mexico City"... could somewhat be more boring than this? Think Paris being called "France City". The older name, "Tenochtitlán", was much more interesting.

"Panamá City", "Guatemala City", "Belize City": same of Mexico City.

"São Paulo"... nothing more than "Saint Paul". Brazilian cities in the colonial times were founded often following the scheme "Saint Foo of Bar", or "Our Lady of Foo and Bar". SP and Rio were not different. São Paulo was originally called "São Paulo de Piratininga", while Rio was "São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro" and Salvador was nothing less than "São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos" (The Holy Saviour of The Bay of All Saints) - "Bahia" was later used for naming the state. São Paulo could be shortened to Piratininga. Which is also still boring if you speak Tupi, because this word stands for "dry fish".

"San José", "Santiago" (Saint Joseph, Saint James): same of São Paulo, cities named after a saint.

"Buenos Aires": "Good Airs". More funny than boring.

"Caracas": it's an euphemism for a profanity in Portuguese and, I guess, also in Spanish.

"Lima": in Portuguese, is the name of a variety of orange and a surname almost as common as "Smith" in english-speaking countries.

"Cochabamba": I prefer not even to say what this word sounds like in Portuguese.

"Sucre": stands for sugar, in French. A good name for a city with economy based on sugarcane, or where people is extremely polite ("sweetheart"), or where all its inhabitants suffer of diabetes, or something like this.

"Quito": a phantom city, which all its inhabitants had to QUIT, because it had a lot of mosQUITOes.

The only major city in Latin America with a really good sounding name is "Montevideo", with "Tegucigalpa" and "Guayaquil" coming after.

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Old 11-16-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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"Cochabamba": I prefer not even to say what this word sounds like in Portuguese.

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I've always liked this one. (I have no idea what it sounds like in Portuguese.)
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I've always liked this one. (I have no idea what it sounds like in Portuguese.)
Okay, I'll tell. It sounds like "floppy thighs", in a malicious way.
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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^^Yes, I agree. I wish Mexico City was still Tenochtitlán. Mexico City doesn't do that great city justice. Mesoamerica had great names: Chichen Itza, Tikal, Teotihuacan, Tlaxcala, etc.

From the list, I would say Tokyo, Seoul, Cairo, & Jakarta sound cool. Others I like: Rio de Janeiro, Yangon (like the translation: "The End of Strife"), Paris, Chicago, Algiers, Madrid, London & Xi'an.
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:01 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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I don't like the city names in Latin America.
"Mexico City"... could somewhat be more boring than this? Think Paris being called "France City". The older name, "Tenochtitlán", was much more interesting.

"Panamá City", "Guatemala City", "Belize City": same of Mexico City.

"São Paulo"... nothing more than "Saint Paul". Brazilian cities in the colonial times were founded often following the scheme "Saint Foo of Bar", or "Our Lady of Foo and Bar". SP and Rio were not different. São Paulo was originally called "São Paulo de Piratininga", while Rio was "São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro" and Salvador was nothing less than "São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos" (The Holy Saviour of The Bay of All Saints) - "Bahia" was later used for naming the state. São Paulo could be shortened to Piratininga. Which is also still boring if you speak Tupi, because this word stands for "dry fish".

"San José", "Santiago" (Saint Joseph, Saint James): same of São Paulo, cities named after a saint.

"Buenos Aires": "Good Airs". More funny than boring.

"Caracas": it's an euphemism for a profanity in Portuguese and, I guess, also in Spanish.

"Lima": in Portuguese, is the name of a variety of orange and a surname almost as common as "Smith" in english-speaking countries.

"Cochabamba": I prefer not even to say what this word sounds like in Portuguese.

"Sucre": stands for sugar, in French. A good name for a city with economy based on sugarcane, or where people is extremely polite ("sweetheart"), or where all its inhabitants suffer of diabetes, or something like this.

"Quito": a phantom city, which all its inhabitants had to QUIT, because it had a lot of mosQUITOes.

The only major city in Latin America with a really good sounding name is "Montevideo", with "Tegucigalpa" and "Guayaquil" coming after.
Are you kidding, I love many of the names in Latin American cities, aside from the boring ones like MX or Sao Paulo


Here are some good ones:

- Buenos Aires
- Valparaiso
- Maracaibo
- Florianopolis
- Belo Horizonte
- Porto Alegre
- Rio de Janeiro
- Arequipa
- Montevideo
- Guayaquil
- Ushuaia
- Lima
- Piura
- Fortaleza
- Aracaju
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Sumner County,Tn
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Cairo! Nice name. Manila, sounds like Ice Cream, All Sao Paulo is, translated into English is St. Paul, Tokyo is pretty cool, Like Beijing also, has a nice ring too it Shanghai and New York are ok, Seoul reminds me of it

Mumbai is a Hideous name, I like it's old name ( Bombay) much better. Jakarta is ugly, doesn't really roll off the tongue that well, Delhi remains me of a Subway Sandwich, or some lunch mwar6 you have

Oh Dear Lord, I think I was Drunk and Fell Asleep while writing this Post. Let Me Correct My Self, I'm Sober Now Lol.

Cairo! Nice name. Manila, sounds like Ice Cream, All Sao Paulo is, translated into English is St. Paul, Tokyo is pretty cool, Like Beijing also, has a nice ring too it Shanghai and New York are ok, Seoul reminds of Soul, Like a Human Soul, Or the Slang Term You've Got Soul

Mumbai is a Hideous name, I like it's old name ( Bombay) much better. Jakarta is ugly, doesn't really roll off the tongue that well, Delhi remains me of a Subway Sandwich, or so type of Lunch Meat
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:11 PM
 
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Oh Dear Lord, I think I was Drunk and Fell Asleep while writing this Post. Let Me Correct My Self, I'm Sober Now Lol.

Cairo! Nice name. Manila, sounds like Ice Cream, All Sao Paulo is, translated into English is St. Paul, Tokyo is pretty cool, Like Beijing also, has a nice ring too it Shanghai and New York are ok, Seoul reminds of Soul, Like a Human Soul, Or the Slang Term You've Got Soul

Mumbai is a Hideous name, I like it's old name ( Bombay) much better. Jakarta is ugly, doesn't really roll off the tongue that well, Delhi remains me of a Subway Sandwich, or so type of Lunch Meat
Jakarta is ugly for you but not necessarily for others

Jakarta one nice is sound of the most . I personally love the name of the city of "Washington, D.C." so cool and sound really stunning !
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