Iceland to be renamed ?

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    Iceland is holding a contest for a new name, and people in this, one of the smallest countries in Europe, are not sure whether it's a gag.

    Some entries include Niceland, Rockland, Catch-A-Cloud-Land. Given the country's recent calamities natural and unnatural, some say a better idea is "Restartland."
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    The name change began as a promotion by the Iceland tourism office. After it prompted a storm of discussion on social media, the Iceland government announced in September it would welcome submissions of an alternative name.

    The contest ends March 21, 2013, and the winner will be selected by a committee of the Promote Iceland office. The winner will get prizes, possibly including being invited to Iceland. What happens after a winner is selected seems unclear.

    Some Icelanders say the whole idea is a bad joke.
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    "We may have a lower opinion of ourselves than others – Iceland as a nation has such a low self-esteem," said Leon Petrursson, 35, an insurance salesman from Gardabaer in south Reykjavik. "But I still think Iceland is good and strong name."

    Iceland discusses new name
     
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  3. nrj

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    Niceland ! :rofl:

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  4. W.G.Ewald

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    The name of the country is Ísland. It probably has less ice that Greenland, so those two entities should exchange names.
     
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    thats ireland
     
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    Hotbabeland ?
    Adventureland ? I saw a Topgear show on them
     
  8. indian_sukhoi

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    What i came to know about Iceland from a Military fiction novel is that, Iceland is mostly of hard rock terrain with huge grass growing all around. In the Novel "Red Storm Rising", The Soviets seize Iceland in a covert surprise attack. The amercians than para drop commando unit for reconnance but unfortunately due to rough terrain the squad leader and other soldier dies on landing



    The Country is also rich for fishing.


    Okay, Now that was hilarious. :p
     
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    Red Herring land
     
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    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    Red Herringland would be nice
     
  11. Yusuf

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    Duh, with Ireland on my mind I totally missed that the thread is on Iceland!!
     
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    What about these:

    -Nowhere Island

    -Lostland

    -Geyserland
     
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    steamland

    sulphurland
     
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