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On Jeopardy It's The Chunnel!

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In a long-running debate on Fodor's many folks upbraid folks for using the word "Chunnel" for the Eurotunnel or Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Many Americans on this forum often use the word Chunnel yet some Americans say they never heard of Chunnel actually being used for the Eurotunnel - so yesterday on Jeopardy I was intrigued when the question came up something to the effect:

To go between London and Paris by train you go thru the ...............?

And the guest ringing in quickly answered "What Is The Chunnel?"

Jeopardy being a stickler for detail I wondered if they would accept such an incorrect answer and the host Alex Trebeck quickly said yes, "What is the Chunnel?".

Did Jeopardy get it wrong? Or is Chunnel the accepted term for the Eurotunnel Stateside? Obviously it is. End of debate. For those Americans on here who continually claim they never heard of the term Chunnel being used.... well that's what we call it in the colonies- get used to it.

And even in Britain the word Chunnel is often used as in this Independent headline:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/calls-for-chunnel-to-remain-closed-1353384.html

So on Fodor's the term Chunnel is perfectly acceptable for Americans and even Brits I guess!

End of debate!

Cheers!

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