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It's in Arizona in  the USA. The guy who bought it and shipped it there though he was buying Tower Bridge.

I think that may be a bit of an urban myth. Both the seller and the buyer firmly denied it - but perhaps they would.

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Wonder how the Aussies will get round this one..🤣

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I don't know about a myth but if I had a fiver for every time I heard a tourist say 'hey there's London Bridge' when on a train approaching London Bridge and catching a glimpse of the towers of Tower Bridge I'd be a few hundred quid to the good.

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58 minutes ago, Millsy said:

I don't know about a myth but if I had a fiver for every time I heard a tourist say 'hey there's London Bridge' when on a train approaching London Bridge and catching a glimpse of the towers of Tower Bridge I'd be a few hundred quid to the good.

I sat at Paddington once overhearing tourists debate how to pronounce Slough. (Shouldn't criticise too much as I'm sure my pronunciation of foreign places may be a little bit off).

"So where is our train to Sluff?"
"No, mother, it's pronounced Slow"

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"Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wave, over the sea to Skye"

Rats ... they built a bridge!

Kyleakin to Kyle of Lochalsh ferries. Lived in Portree for a few years in the late 50s.

Mallaig to Armadale ran till recently I think.

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1 hour ago, colin said:

Try the language teachers' favourite ... how do you pronounce "ghoti"?

Fish, of course. Think about it.

'gh' from 'rough' gives you the 'f'

'o' from 'women' gives you the 'i'

'ti' from 'potion' gives you the 'sh'

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16 minutes ago, colin said:

Does the potion have anything to do with your rough women?

Three totally unconnected words chosen for their linguistic properties. But now you mention it... 

12 minutes ago, colin said:

Just a couple of Ricards ....

Glasses or bottles?

Ed

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