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Old 2012-10-11, 02:35
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Streets and villages

I was thinking the other day about the villages' limits in both LBA and LBA2. I've always seen Bug Street and Peg-Leg Street as a separate thing from Lupin-Burg and Old Burg respectively, but shouldn't they be part of them? In LBA2 Zoé tells Twinsen to rush to the pharmacy downtown, not the pharmacy in Lupin-Burg.

Also, I'm sure nobody cares about this but I was just wondering
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Old 2012-10-11, 03:42
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Euh, what exactly are you expecting people to reply when making this thread...?


You are mixing things anyway.
Lupin Burg, as far as I know is the name of the city within Citadel Island.
Old Burg is the name of the city in Principal Island.

They've both got their streets and stuff, as we'd expect them to have.
Zoé says downtown because she means downtown in Lupin Burg and that's very obvious because it's the only city in Citadel Island.

What exactly is it you are "wondering" on this?
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Old 2012-10-11, 15:04
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Actually "Bourg" or "Burg" (or like in Dutch: "Burcht") was what they called a castle or stronghold centuries ago. These grew into cities anyway and the castles disappeared, so nowadays a Bourg (or similar spelled) simply means city. The name remained, as with a lot of nostalgic words and names.
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Old 2012-10-11, 16:57
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Oh so that's the origin of the word "bourgeois" - usually those rich snobs.

According to wiki: "derived from the Old French burgeis (walled city), which derived from bourg (market town), from the Old Frankish burg (town); in other European languages, the etymologic derivations are the Middle English burgeis, the Middle Dutch burgher."
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Old 2012-10-11, 17:28
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Oh so that's the origin of the word "bourgeois" - usually those rich snobs.

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Literally, yes. In the middle ages there were sort of three classes; the village people and farmers, the bourgeois and the nobility. The bourgeois were in the middle, had higher status and more riches than the average people. So you could say they actually were the rich people, yes.

Regardless, the royal families were even of higher status than the bourgeois.
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Old 2012-10-11, 22:07
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Nothing... just if poeple think those streets are parts of those cities or not. I didn't mix them up, I just asked about the two places.
The conversation about bourgs was interesting though
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