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    Smile a tourist attraction

    The town has developed from a small fishing village into a major tourist attraction in just ten years.


    There are many terms for tourist attraction--scenic spot/resort, but I'm not sure if they are interchangeable here.
    Are they not? Thanks

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    Default Re: a tourist attraction

    A scenic spot can be a tourist attraction; I'm not sure a tourist attraction can be a scenic spot in itself.

    A resort is somewhere that people go to for relaxation.

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    Default Re: a tourist attraction

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    A scenic spot can be a tourist attraction; I'm not sure a tourist attraction can be a scenic spot in itself.

    A resort is somewhere that people go to for relaxation.
    Thanks, Anglika.
    I think I get the hang of them.

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    Default Re: a tourist attraction

    A tourist attraction is something that attracts visitors to come and look at it (and hopefully spend money while they're there). Sometimes tourist attractions are scenic spots, like the Smoky mountains, and sometimes they're just plain goofy, like the World's Biggest Ball of Twine.

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    Smile Re: a tourist attraction

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    A tourist attraction is something that attracts visitors to come and look at it (and hopefully spend money while they're there). Sometimes tourist attractions are scenic spots, like the Smoky mountains, and sometimes they're just plain goofy, like the World's Biggest Ball of Twine.
    Thanks, Ouisch, for the link and photoes.
    It's so vivid that I won't forget it.
    Btw, what's plain googy?

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    Default Re: a tourist attraction

    "plain goofy" - adjective (goofier, goofiest) informal 1 chiefly N. Amer. foolish; harmlessly eccentric.

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    Thanks, Anglika.

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