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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    Metapolis?

    There is a shopping mall called "Metapolis" in Korea.
    What do you think it means? I don't get it.

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    #2

    Re: Metapolis?

    Wikipedia says it is a complex in your nation, see
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metapolis

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    #3

    Re: Metapolis?

    I want to analyze it like "meta = metal" + "polis = city".

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    #4

    Re: Metapolis?

    The Longman dictionary says 'meta' is a prefix, see http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/meta-

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    #5

    Re: Metapolis?

    I think it is a play on the word "metropolis".

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    #6

    Re: Metapolis?

    And I think the play would have been better if the name had been Megapolis (because it is big, while 'meta' is simply irrelevant). I guess the people who named it thought 'meta' sounded cool because of the HTML tag.

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