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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Typhoon » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:54 pm

Hoosiernorm wrote:http://www.businessinsider.com/22-maps-that-show-the-deepest-linguistic-conflicts-in-america-2013-6#the-pronunciation-of-caramel-starts-disregarding-vowels-once-you-go-west-of-the-ohio-river-1

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Reminds me of some misadventures I had with the Midwest dialect when I first moved there.

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Me [at a restaurant]: "What do you have on tap?"

Waitress [with offended look]: "On tap [top] of what?"

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Me [at a store]: "I would like to buy some racks."

Sales woman: "You want to buy some racks?"

Me: "Yes, to put on a wall."

Sales woman: "You want to put racks on your wall?"

Me: "Yes."

This line of discussion goes back and forth several times . . .

Sales woman: "Okay. Why do you want to put racks on your wall?"

Me: "To hold books and other things."

Sales woman: "Oh. You want racks [rhaahcks]. I thought you meant racks [rocks]."
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Hoosiernorm » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:06 pm

I have the opposite experience. After living in Kentucky (which is not a southern state by any stretch of the imagination) my family up in Indiana tell me that I have an accent. I can't hear it when I talk though and most of my neighbors and members of my church are from Wisconsin and Minnesota so I'm not really sure what I sound like to them.
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Typhoon » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:24 pm

Hoosiernorm wrote:I have the opposite experience. After living in Kentucky (which is not a southern state by any stretch of the imagination) my family up in Indiana tell me that I have an accent. I can't hear it when I talk though and most of my neighbors and members of my church are from Wisconsin and Minnesota so I'm not really sure what I sound like to them.


The strong southern US dialect was like another language to me until I started dating a southern belle from the state of Mississippi.
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Endovelico » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:07 pm

Typhoon wrote:
This map was created by Massimo Pietrobon and shows the countries of the world as they were thought to look in prehistoric times. This single, big continent was called Pangaea.


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Seeing where Portugal is, could it be the reason why we are so fond of cod?... :P
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Typhoon » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:18 pm

Endovelico wrote:
Typhoon wrote:
This map was created by Massimo Pietrobon and shows the countries of the world as they were thought to look in prehistoric times. This single, big continent was called Pangaea.


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Seeing where Portugal is, could it be the reason why we are so fond of cod?... :P


I find it interesting that Australia was once south of the Antarctic.
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Typhoon » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:21 pm

The literal meaning of places around the globe

Kyoto -> Capital capital

as opposed to

Tokyo -> Eastern capital
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby YMix » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:44 pm

"Teleorman is a county of Romania, in the historical region Muntenia, with its capital city at Alexandria. The name Teleorman is of Cumanic (Turkic) origin. It literally means crazy forest (Deli orman) and, by extension, "thick and shadowy forest" in the Cuman language."

The city of Vienna is known in Magyar, Slovak and archaic Romanian as "Becs", "Beč" and "Beci". They are pronounced almost the same, with the "cs", "č" and "ci" being the equivalent of the English "ch". The name comes from the Cuman word "beç", which means "fortified".

The Turks call the Mediterranean Ak Deniz, which means "White Sea". As opposed to Kara Deniz, the Black Sea.
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Typhoon » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:22 am

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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Azrael » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:03 pm

Typhoon wrote:Urban Observatory

Looks like a very informative and fun site. I think I could spend hours there (but not much time for that today).

Thanks. I'll definitely take advantage of it.
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Azrael » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:05 pm

ethno-linguistic map of former Soviet central Asia

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It appears that the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana (formerly known as Aqmola or Akmolinsk), is in territory mainly inhabited by Russians.
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Re: Cool Maps

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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Typhoon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:06 pm

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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Azrael » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:50 pm

more cool maps

40 maps that explain the world

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for larger maps, and accompanying articles, follow link [top of this post] to the Washington Post site
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Typhoon » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:30 am

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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Simple Minded » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:34 am



Typhoon,

I have no idea what that first map means, but if I wanted to sell black market viagara, my target market would be the Northeast. :)
Experts differ on data interpretation........
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Azrael » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:31 pm

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Perhaps we should send our Canadian friend on an anthropological expedition to visit the Komi, Udmurts, Mari, etc.

There appear to be some uncharted redheads over there.
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby noddy » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:52 am

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i do like the "simplified" tokyo underground map, love to be running late and on the wrong train there.
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby YMix » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:47 pm

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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Parodite » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:07 pm

Gosh that is a very accurate map.
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby YMix » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:22 pm

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Re: Cool Maps

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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:03 pm

Typhoon wrote:


Computers are amazing. Just set your system date back a few centuries, launch Google Street View . . .
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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Enki » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:35 pm

http://opportunityindex.org/


I don't know how to link a picture from the page, but it's got data on opportunity score, economy score, education score and community score.

Apparently Vermont has the highest opportunity. The Midwest as a region is the best, up there with New England, while the Southeast and Southwest aren't doing so hot.
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Re: Cool Maps

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Re: Cool Maps

Postby Apollonius » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:50 pm

Some of those maps are very good. Others are pretty speculative or even downright wrong. For example, the map which purports to show what Africa might look like if it had never been colonized.


Cyon drew these boundaries based on a study of political and tribal units in 1844, the eve of Europe's "scramble for Africa."



Before the European partition of Africa, the continent was divided into approximately 10,000 independent political units, not counting those societies which recognized no authority wider than the extended family.
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