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Here are the associations from a representative of the Danish audience:

Interesting. Newcastle's ale now leads Newcastle's coals in familiarity. The Nottingham impulse associations are also interesting. I assume that Sherwood ... a bit too off-beat. The second fleeting impulse reaction was "Liverpudlian". It's such a great word. Now for the English:

Phoenix - from the ashes
New York - song - Frank Sinatra
San Francisco - song - I left my heart in.

Ray
Or capable of dare Iuse the word? irony.

Or maybe he's heard that mindless association of u-t-d with KC just one too many times. You know, like the ... no fair thinking too hard and getting clever: Liverpool - Nottingham - Newcastle -

The opera house?
Geez, looks like I need to upload pictures. Can't find the new one on google.
However, when the Aussie's saw it, they said "Who stole our Opera House?" Not really, but you can see the influence. Utzon relaxes, no, melts. Yeah, that's it, in a nutshell.
That's the key. I have no idea what the name of the building is. Or the architect. I'll try to find time (and a cable) today to upload the pics so that I can get help.
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Donna Richoux filted:
My bet is that these three placenames evoke the same associations, in an American audience at least. Immediate reactions only no fair thinking too hard and getting clever: Liverpool - Nottingham - Newcastle -

Immediate?
Liverpool - "Goin' Down To..." by the Bangles
Nottingham - Robin Hood
Newcastle - where Bernie Taupin's second cousin works the pit, from the song "Can I Put You On"
I know the things the first and last were supposed to trigger, but for some reason those are the ones that came up first today..

I once had someone from Coventry in my Japanese class, and trying to make practical use of limited vocabulary, asked him (in Japanese) who was the most famous person from his home town...imagine my surprise when all he could think of was the group Funboy Three..r
Tony Cooper filted:
Now for the English:

Token response from a Yank, for calibration purposes...it should come as no surprise that they're all song lyrics..
Phoenix

Glen Campbell - "By the Time I Get To..."
New York

"A hell of a town, the Bronx is up and the Battery's down"...(oddly, "start spreadin' the news" wasn't the first one)..
San Francisco

Tony Bennett left his heart there..
Anybody feel like going for a few more?...
Chicago = ?
Seattle = ?
Memphis = ?
..r
Liverpool -

United
Nottingham -

Forest
Newcastle -

Brown

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I applaud his good taste!

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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Donna Richoux wrote on 24 Jun 2004:

My bet is that these three placenames evoke the same ... Nottingham - Robin Hood Newcastle - Coals to

You know, I don't think I've ever heard an American say anything about "coals to Newcastle". I'm not even certain I've encountered it outside a.u.e, though it's not unlikely that I have. But anyway, Newcastle has no particular associations for me. No associations at all, perhaps I should say.

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R H Draney typed thus:
Anybody feel like going for a few more?... Chicago = ?

Windy city
Seattle = ?

Coffee and Microsoft
Memphis = ?

Belle

David
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Steve Hayes typed thus:
Liverpool -

United

What's Liverpool United?
We occasionally say "a Liverpool United match" in the north west of England, but only when Liverpool are playing Manchester United.

You will note that although I can discourse about the names of football clubs, my interest stops there, as I understand that England are involved in some sort of game at the moment.

David
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