I have a town named after me!

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  1. skoker macrumors 68000

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    ...well not really, but this is kinda cool.

    I was staring at one of the posters in our Biology class and I almost fell over when I saw where it was made: Skokie, IL. A short 45min hop over Lake Erie from my house.

    I can't even visit their website without bursting out laughing:

    http://www.skokie.org/

    :D My day has been made.
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    That's nothing, I have a Saint named after me. And my birthday is a Feast Day.

    :D
     
  3. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Oh, yeah, well I have a type of truck named after me...although it's spelled differently.... Lorry instead of Lori...

    There's also a Hindu holiday that sounds similar Louri or something like that.

    Not to mention my name's in some elevator music song called "Oh, Lori" by some group I can't remember the name of.

    So there.... :D
     
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    My name is everywhere...all the painters want it...they use it a lot in movies...yup...wait is this a good thing?:confused:


    Bless
     
  5. floyde macrumors 6502a

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  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm, I think I heard of this place via "The Usual Suspects."
     
  7. Jesus macrumors 6502

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    I can beat all of you, I have a religion and a multitude of holidays named after me.
    :cool:
     
  8. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I can go one better even!

    My father is named for me.:eek:
     
  9. princealfie macrumors 68030

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  10. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Two towns, one county, one hill, one road, and a military base, and that's just what I can think of off the top of my head, which is odd because my middle name is fairly unusual. No, I'm not telling. ;)
     
  11. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, well Steve has the same middle name as my first name so top that:cool: :p
     
  12. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Skokie's an old town man, 1888 according to their website ... enjoy it though I guess
     
  13. penguinman macrumors member

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    where do you live?? lake erie is NOWHERE near illinois, definitely not 45 min away. I live in Chicago, Skokie is about 30 min from me.. very rich neighborhood, so to the poster above.. its old, but wealthy!
     
  14. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    People lick me and stick me to an envelope when they mail a letter.
     
  15. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I was destined to be around electronics, it seems.

    My first name, Emerson, is a television/vcr/etc manufacturer, and my last name, McAfee, is antivirus software. :)

    e
     
  16. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    I have a law named after my first name. Can anyone guess what it is?
     
  17. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Well... he could have won the McD's lawsuit. :D
     
  18. Saluki Alex macrumors 6502

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    My last name is the same as several towns in the US, including the capital of Delaware, not to mention it's the name of a castle in England as well as some cliffs there as well. :p
     
  19. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Bill? :D
     
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  21. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I have a Roman Emperor named after me...and he built a wall in Britain that's named after me! :rolleyes:

    Actually...my name is technically a modern form of his.
     
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Nobody can name anything "Q" without my permission since I own all rights to the letter, (one-letter) word, and (one-letter) phrase.

    Oops!
     
  23. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I've had the world's greatest snack named in my honour.

    I've never been in bother with the Inland Revenue, though...
     
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