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The 'new' Seven Wonders of the World

by Angeline Booher / July 8, 2007 7:39 AM PDT
The final tally produced this list of the world's top human-built wonders:

? The Great Wall of China
? Petra in Jordan
? Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer
? Peru's Machu Picchu
? Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid
? The Colosseum in Rome
? India's Taj Mahal

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TRAVEL/07/06/seven.wonders/index.html


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The best thing about this...
by EdH / July 8, 2007 7:46 AM PDT

was watching dimwitted news people try to pronounce "Chichen Itza".

A non-story if there ever was one.

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Let me be the first to say,
by drpruner / July 8, 2007 12:48 PM PDT
I'm not on it!
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That should have been a reply to Angeline. To you, I say
by drpruner / July 8, 2007 12:57 PM PDT

"Balderdash!" I think it's a story just because it is one- people are talking about it and voting in their way. Just the way the original Seven got to be themselves. And those were scattered over a large period of time when something had to be truly wondrous to be "remembered" for so long.

Machu Picchu Machu Picchu Machu Picchu. Say that ten times fast.

Antikythera to you, buddy. Happy

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dimwitted news people?
by jonah jones / July 8, 2007 9:04 PM PDT

rubbish!!

can you pronounce Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (and you must have heard it a zillion times!)


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Sure, I know how to pronounce it. It's pronounced...
by Jack Ammann / July 8, 2007 10:45 PM PDT
In reply to: dimwitted news people?

...(phonetically in syllables) "Mah-moud Ah-ma-dine-ji-had".

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Yes, I can...
by EdH / July 8, 2007 10:55 PM PDT
In reply to: dimwitted news people?

and it's the job of news readers to be able to pronounce their copy. They are usually given phonetic breakdowns to go by for difficult words, so yes, dimwitte

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(NT) You're exactly right. Counterexample: the BBC newsreaders.
by drpruner / July 9, 2007 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, I can...
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Just last night, a lovely blonde newsreader
by drpruner / July 9, 2007 4:18 AM PDT
In reply to: dimwitted news people?

mangled Chichen Itza, as Ed predicted. I was going to transliterate her version here for our mutual amusement, but it was so unlike any human language I can't remember it.

BTW: "chee'chen eet'sa"

Also, can't be too harsh. That one and Machu Potatoes are pre-Columbian languages filtered through 16th Cent. Spanish transliterations into modern English. Who knows how Moctmuz ... ah, Mometuz ... ah, that Indian guy pronounced them.

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That's the one...
by EdH / July 9, 2007 5:03 AM PDT

In the same broadcast (I believe it was) she also reported that the "tree limb" bank robber was still at large when actually he had been captured hours earlier. But I can't blame her for that. They are just rather sloppy at CNN sometimes.

I remember when I was a kid some cartoon show had a character named "Chicken Itza".

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Nope, my dimwit was local (Albuquerque).
by drpruner / July 9, 2007 7:03 AM PDT
In reply to: That's the one...

Chicken Itza is good; never heard of it.

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(NT) Did you vote on the Natural Wonders also?
by Jack Ammann / July 8, 2007 10:41 AM PDT
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No, nor on any of ......
by Angeline Booher / July 8, 2007 11:39 PM PDT

.... the several lists of wonders/

The first two were selected before I learned to walk erect.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World


? The Great Pyramid of Giza
? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
? The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
? The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
? The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
? The Colossus of Rhodes
? The Pharos of Alexandria


The Seven Natural Wonders of the World
? Mount Everest
? The Great Barrier Reef
? The Grand Canyon
? Victoria Falls
? The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
? Paricutin Volcano
? The Northern Lights


http://wonderclub.com/AllWorldWonders.html


Angeline
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my "claim to fame" ;-)
by jonah jones / July 8, 2007 9:05 PM PDT

i slept in one of them

Happy

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(NT) And?! And?! Inquiring minds want to know!
by drpruner / July 9, 2007 7:03 AM PDT
In reply to: my "claim to fame" ;-)
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