December 5, 2005
Town Names for Sale: Is This a Naming Trend?
Jalynn believes the SecretSanta.comians got their money's worth.
First of all, Santa, Idaho, has only agreed to the name change for one year. Smart.
In addition to receiving $20,000 from the SecretSanta.com website operator, there is a possibility that this name change will become the subject of a documentary tentatively called Santa's Little Secret. If a documentary is made, the residents of Santa, Idaho, will share the profits of the documentary 50/50.
There is another town, this time in China, that is contemplating a name change. No, it is not Chery, China, named after an indigenous auto brand.
Chengdu, China, a city over 2,400 years old, is considering a name change for financial considerations of a different sort. The city's fathers believe that if they changed the name to Panda City, it would enhance the city's image and contribute to increased tourism.
What is the world coming to? Advertising is everywhere; the only place I haven't seen advertising today is on a toilet seat liner.
Would you agree?
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