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September 1, 2004 12:01 AM

Broken: (Just for fun) Tonga sign

PUKEBarry Weiss writes:

It ain't broke, but I thought you'd appreciate this sign. It is in the Kingdom of Tonga, in the South Pacific, near Fiji and Samoa.


I wonder if it is sopossed to be read with an ancent like "village pook"

Posted by: Mike at September 1, 2004 10:33 AM

Mike: If it's anything like most Pacific Island names, I think it's pronounced "pookeh".

Posted by: codeman38 at September 1, 2004 11:13 AM Theres a city on Grand Cayman (of the Cayman Islands) called Hell...they have their own post office.

Posted by: Jon at September 1, 2004 01:59 PM

_@_v - then there's this town in austria...

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at September 1, 2004 10:31 PM

Jon: There's also a town in Michigan named Hell. In fact, it's relatively common for Hell to freeze over. :)

Posted by: codeman38 at September 2, 2004 01:33 PM

This reminds me of when the UK tabloid press followed the Duchess of York on an island-hopping jaunt around South-East Asia. The fact that Phuket is pronounced "poo-ket" didn't stop them using the headline "Where the Phuket is Fergie?"

BTW, I liked the "Bitte - nicht so schnell!" on the Austrian sign ...

Posted by: David at September 11, 2004 06:34 PM

Very funny, Codeman...

Posted by: Carly at January 16, 2005 07:59 PM

I visited thst Hell place in Cayman... sent out postcards... "I'm in Hell. Wish you were here."

Posted by: Lucky_Jack at August 12, 2005 11:41 AM

in Austria thare is a village named f*cking

Posted by: nat at February 13, 2006 03:55 PM

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