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What's the stupidest thing you've ever heard a tourist say? Ever heard an American talking about visiting "Scotchland, England", or (and this one is actually real) a Japanese couple talking about the correct way to say Clapham is actually Clatham, as "ph" sounds are pronounced "th". Which has a certain logic really. UPDATE: Please, no more Loogabarooga stories. It's getting like, "and I opened my eyes and my mum had left me a cup of tea!"

(, Thu 7 Jul 2005, 16:31)
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From Fairbanks you can take one of two highways, Parks Highway or the Alaska Highway, to get to Anchorage. They meet in Fairbanks, and both head south, from different parts of the city. There are... 4... highways in Alaska, think of a letter Q with a bit at the top, where each half counts as a highway, and each line counts as a highway...

I once had a German tourist with a German-English dictionary come to me with a Denny's touristy placemat map point at the two arrows leading out of the city that said "To Anchorage" and ask me how to get there, and then point me at a map of the state which CLEARLY showed the Q-like highway formation.

"Leave the city, follow the road."

PS. In the winter, take the Parks Highway, it's a better drive :P
(, Thu 14 Jul 2005, 2:19, Reply)

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