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Thread #47476   Message #709958
Posted By: Haruo
13-May-02 - 03:20 AM
Thread Name: Favorite Town names
Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
William Auld, arguably the greatest living Esperanto poet (as well as the translator of The Lord of the Rings) lives in Dollar, Scotland. I've often wondered if it's a monetary unit the place was named, or what? (I know you British folk used to have a lot of odd monetary units. For all I know "Jack fell down and broke his crown" means he was the richer by two half-crowns.)