A City By Any Other Name by LuskT

Champion(s):

AmmermanA
Ask me about my Latin motto contest.


Runner(s)-Up:

Makdeezy
Bend it like Trebekham


Quiz Description

Ever wondered what some of those bizarre city names actually mean? Given a literal translation of a city's name, along with the language(s) of origin and the associated region of the US, identify the city. Yeah, that's all.

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Questions:

Stink Onions (Native American, Midwest/Great Lakes)

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Chicago, Illinois

I've Found It (Greek, Pacific Coast)

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Eureka, California

White Oak (Spanish, Southwest)

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Red Stick (French, Southeast)

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rock Rising to a Point (Native American, Southeast)

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Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Good Land (Native American, Great Lakes)

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (bonus points if you knew this from Alice Cooper in Wayne's World)

Good Place for Potatoes (Native American, Great Plains)

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Topeka, Kansas

Wooded (French, Northwest)

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Boise, Idaho (you put this for Q7, didn't you?)

Thieves' Inlet, not Rat Mouth (Spanish, Southeast)

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Boca Raton, Florida

Waterfall City (Native American/Greek, Upper Midwest)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Town of the Big House (Gaelic, Mid-Atlantic)

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Baltimore, Maryland

Mother of Waters (Native American, Pacific Northwest)

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Tacoma, Washington