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#113586 - 10/13/03 10:14 PM Parnassus
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How, pray tell, did Mount Parnassus end up being called Liakoura?

And is there a word to describe what happens when a proper placename changes? I'm thinking that I grew up knowing about Mount McKinley which is now frequently called "Denali." What is the name for the process by which a placename loses its place to another? Or have I got that backwards?





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#113587 - 10/13/03 10:23 PM Re: Parnassus
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For a trip down recollection road, try this thread:
http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=words&Number=11213

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#113588 - 10/13/03 11:02 PM Re: Parnassus
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Hey! I'm actually IN that thread. I must be losing synapses at a greater rate than previously expected.



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#113589 - 10/13/03 11:42 PM Re: Parnassus
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Or renamed, and then renamed back to the original again?

Cape Canaveral > Cape Kennedy > Cape Canaveral


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#113590 - 10/14/03 12:19 AM Re: Parnassus
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>Or renamed, and then renamed back to the original again?

Well, that is exactly tyhe situation Fr. Steve is talking about. Denali was renamed McKinley, then renamed back again.

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#113591 - 10/14/03 12:42 AM Re: Parnassus
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Or St. Petersburg > Leningrad > St. Petersburg

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#113592 - 10/14/03 09:26 AM Re: Parnassus
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This is almost more in keeping with the other thread, but. Check the spelling on this, which seems to have been translated from Greek: "Mount Parnassos Map and Guide".
Here is something else which I believe has been translated, and that may shed a bit of light on your question, Father Steve: It is worthy to follow the charming route through the full of fir trees Parnassos to Arachova (24km.) or its peak (Liakoura) to see the sun rising...
http://www.fokida.gr/en/dim_parnassou.html


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#113593 - 10/14/03 02:37 PM The Village of Parnassos
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"Amongst region's sightseeing: the several country chapels, the picturesque springs (in particular "Manna"), "Elatos" "Finnish" village which is made of wood, the National Park of Parnassos, the sacred cave of Panas and the Nymphes "Korikeion Andron", Eptastomos (bottomless cesspool) and, finally, the Parnassos Ski Centre."

The bottomless cesspool? A tourist attraction!?



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#113594 - 10/14/03 03:05 PM Re: The Village of Parnassos
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>The bottomless cesspool?

there seems to be some foetid fascination with this sort of thing; to wit, my home town had the Will Rogers Memorial Sewage Lagoon...


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#113595 - 10/14/03 03:35 PM Re: The Village of Parnassos
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Dave Barry also has a sewage plant named after him:
http://snurl.com/2o6n

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#113596 - 10/14/03 04:27 PM Re: The Village of Parnassos
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Eptastomos (bottomless cesspool) and, finally, the Parnassos Ski Centre."

Water skiing, then.


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#113597 - 10/14/03 05:26 PM Re: The Village of Parnassos
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> The bottomless cesspool? A tourist attraction!?

Would you find it more attractive with a bottom attached? ;)


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#113598 - 10/18/03 01:34 PM Re: Parnassus
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What is the name for the process by which a placename loses its place to another?

Derecognized?


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#113599 - 10/18/03 01:43 PM Re: Parnassus
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Here we have an example of why "cross-threading" can sometimes be a useful and appropriate thing.



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#113600 - 10/18/03 02:06 PM Re: Parnassus
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cross-threading

Actually, I think the word you are looking for is "reappellation".


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#113601 - 10/18/03 03:44 PM Reapplellation
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Reappellation is the process whereby, if the apples fall prematurely off the tree, new apples grow in their place.


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#113602 - 10/18/03 05:28 PM Re: Reapplellation
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new apples grow in their place

Good one.

And the word describing the same process with pear trees?

"Reappearance" ... of course.



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#113603 - 10/18/03 05:39 PM Re: Reapplellation
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Isn't the Appelations where they danged hillbillies come from?


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#113604 - 10/18/03 05:43 PM Re: appelation
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no, Appelation is what new mac owners feel...

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