Wednesday, August 31, 2016

5 U.S. Cities That Completely Outgrew Their English Namesakes

It's a well-known fact that hundreds of U.S. towns and cities were named after equivalents in England. What is perhaps less well known is that some of these are nowadays more populated than the very cities they were named after. Your favourite English host, Laurence Brown, brings you his top 5 U.S. Cities That Completely Outgrew Their English Namesakes. Play the video below, and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.




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Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.

1 comment:

Mark M. said...

I'm not sure it qualifies as outgrowing their counterparts, but the area of the Philadelphia suburbs I live in was certainly not very original with their names. I live in Warwick which is next to Warrington, Warminster, Buckingham, Southampton, and Northampton amongst others. Imagine my confusion when I visited the UK and found these towns/areas were nowhere near each other. Love your videos!

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