City Names

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Wed Dec 1 05:31:54 UTC 1999

Well, I grew up in the town of Boone, NC, and so far as I know, no one--on a
common basis--calls it Boo or Buh.  Or even B'uh.  But that's the problem with
one syllable names.

"Dennis R. Preston" wrote:

> 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...


Bob Haas
Department of English
High Point University
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

                       "Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"

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