Place Names in Slang

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This resource contains the result of the competition of gathering place names in colloquial language.

The competition was hold 18.8.–3.11.2003 in schools of Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen and Vanta.
It was organized by Stadin slangi ry, the Institute for the Languages of Finland and Helsingin Sanomat.

The whole collection of the competition - about 14 500 names - is organized after the names as well as per school.
Additionally to the names other information given by the pupils were published: the official name of the place, the location of the place, example sentences and other additional information like the origin of the name and its use.

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