Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Easter Week in Italy
  2. 2 10 Days in May: Switzerland Itinerary Help
  3. 3 Moscow Hotels
  4. 4 Rome Hotel
  5. 5 Four Nights in Nice--What should we do?
  6. 6 Getting around Lisbon
  7. 7 Lisbon stay - Olissippo Lapa Palace vs NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade
  8. 8 Greece -- Alternative to Athens
  9. 9 Overwhelmed with planning! Need help from Italy experts.
  10. 10 1st Birthday Party in Italy questions
  11. 11 London: Stunning New American Embassy
  12. 12 Trains - website?
  13. 13 First time italy, 12 nights. What to do
  14. 14 Trip Report Winter ... UK Finland Sweden. (Live...ish)
  15. 15 Drive from Paris to Mont St Michael
  16. 16 Spain.... 2.5 Weeks... Need Help!
  17. 17 Trip Report Paris November 2017
  18. 18 X-mas Eve dinner in Rome
  19. 19 Spain in 2018
  20. 20 Can only visit one (maybe two) cities. Which one?
  21. 21 Planning a Trip from DC to Anywhere in Europe (Budget Friendly)
  22. 22 Italy: Hotels on the Amalfi Coast; Orvieto; Perugia; Florence; and Siena
  23. 23 Christmas week in Ireland
  24. 24 Is the scenery in South Italy worth the trip by train
  25. 25 Which Aran Island??
View next 25 » Back to the top

On Jeopardy It's The Chunnel!

Jump to last reply

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!

40 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement