||As we've already seen with the Locked entry, 16th
century Spanish Conquistadors were searching for a magical place. A place full
of so many riches, it's ruler bathed himself in gold dust each day. He was known
as "the golden man" or El Dorado.
This legend has persevered in many portions of the America's. El Dorado, or as
it is more commonly spelled in English: eldorado; has become a common place name
and trademark in South, Latin and North America.
Hip Head Jonathan Kade adds: "I think the "Eldorado" of the song is the Cadillac Eldorado, which prior to the 1989 downsizing was indeed man-sized inside."
Hip Head Michael Lisinski had this to add, "Hi! I was reading your entry on The Hip's 'Eldorado' on hipmuseum.com and I was surprised to find no mention of the fact that uranium used as part of the Manhattan Project was provided by a uranium mine in the Northwest Territories called (you guessed it) Eldorado.
For the record, I think Jonathan's Cadillac theory probably has more going for it, but it might be worth mentioning the mine as well. After all, a mine is often no larger than 'man-sized' inside."
"...Just the mention of Berlin makes me sexy."
Berlin is a pretty old town in Germany, it used to have a wall through it.
During the First World War, when Canada was in conflict with Germany on the fields of Flanders, Berlin, Ontario changed its name to Kitchener, Ontario.