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как австралийцы придумывают названия (по-английски) [дек. 22, 2001|02:01 am]
Anatoly Vorobey
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Australian reader Russell Leslie offers more examples of the dreaded Australian Naming Code:

What do we call a very big, sandy desert? The Great Sandy Desert.

The big bit at the bottom of Australia that looks like someone took a big bite out of it? The Great Australian Bite.

The line of mountain that divides the coast from the inland? The Great Divide.

The only mountains big enough to have snow on them? The Snowy Mountains.

The bridge on Sydney Harbour? The Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The territory at the north end of Australia? The Northern Territory.

I rest my case.