Finding America

Me and Tarah

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WARNING: contains place names that sound like swear words. 

On this week's episode of Halfway Planet, Tarah and Laurence discuss some of the more amusing place names in both the United States and Great Britain.

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Laurence Brown is a British expat living in the United States and is Editor-in-chief of Lost in the Pond. He writes popular expat narratives for BBC America and loves nothing more than to share his posts with anglophiles and expats on social media. Follow Lost in the Pond on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


  1. Funny, I live in Indiana and the two towns whose names always threw me for a loop. Hobart, which is pronounced ho-bert, and Rensselaer which I thought would be rens-ler is said as ren-sa-leer.

  2. Worcester is the second largest city in New England, after Boston. The number you were looking for is 181,045 people. I am currently in Worcester right now writing this (don't live here though, student commuter) so it was weird and kinda cool to hear you mention it.


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