Sunday, November 27, 2011

SUNDAY BRIDGES--What kind of a name is that??

You may remember Belgrade's newest bridge that I showed you several times before. You may also remember that there was a contest to give it a name. This bridge joins New Belgrade and Cukarica, passing over the river island Ada Ciganlija ('ada' means 'river island').

Lots of names were suggested, some silly, some for famous Serbian figures, such as Patriarch Pavle, Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla, and others. Belgrade's airport is already named for Nikola Tesla, but the other choices were good ones.

Well, you'll never guess what its name will be! "Bridge On Ada"! (Most na Adi) Linguists were quick to point out that the bridge should at least be called "Bridge Over Ada" (Most preko Ade), since of course that's where it passes, and not 'na Adi', since it isn't on the island.

Personally, since I frequently see it as in the above photo, I'd have called it "Bridge Whose One Entrance is Near the Inflatable Dalmatian".

Definitely a better name.

See other bridges, no matter what they may be called, at Louis La Vache's


Luis Gomez said...

Love your picture!

Louis la Vache said...

DOGGONE IT, Bibi, they should listen to you!

Be that as it may, «Louis» linked you to Sunday Bridges.

Kim, USA said...

Hahaha some bridges don't have any name I think ^_^ I like to call this bridge..Dalmatian Bridge. Happy weekend!

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Genie said...

I love it, and I would go with your is far more interesting and fun. Still, it is one awesome bridge. You have definitely put a huge grin on my face. genie

J Bar said...

Good one.

Alexa said...

I'm in agreement (of course), but that name in Serbian would be . . . what? The Internet tells me it's this: мост чији је један улаз се налази у близини далматинских надувавање. Is that right, Bibi?
Hope You're enjoying your Saturday After Thanksgiving Thanksgiving!

Pera said...

Alexa, in Serbian would be: Most ciji je jedan ulaz blizu(pored) Dalmatinca na naduvavanje.

Pat said...

Now THAT is funny! Great photo!

Tash said...

At first I thought it was a toy Dalmatian. Hee-hee! Very funny. Love the photo. Thanks for the translation of Ada. I plan to finish reading Kapor's Ada one of these days.