City Names

susan mssmith at BOONE.NET
Thu Dec 2 01:24:04 UTC 1999


"Tuck-son" Tucson
Susan Gilbert

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> From: Dennis R. Preston <preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: City Names
> Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 8:00 PM
>
> What city don't have a clipped name? All the ones I've lived/worked in
do:
>
> New Albany - Nawbnee
> Columbus - Clumps
> Oswego - Swiga
> Ann Arbor - Narber
> Indianapolis - Nnnaplus (4 morae, no shit!)
> East Lansing - Slansing
> etc...
>
> dInIs
>
>
>
> >This may have been discussed on our list or on the ANS list...but...has
> >anyone compiled a list of cities that have "clipped" names in local
usage?
> >1.  Flagstaff=Flag
> >2.  Rapid City=Rapid
> >3.  Vancouver=Van
> >etc.
>
>
> Dennis R. Preston
> Department of Linguistics and Languages
> Michigan State University
> East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
> preston at pilot.msu.edu
> Office: (517)353-0740
> Fax: (517)432-2736
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