"A hard road to hoe"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jul 28 15:41:42 UTC 2009

At 7/27/2009 11:30 PM, Ann Burlingham wrote:
>Language change is fun. Locally, we have East Koy and Wiscoy Creeks -
>I wouldn't see either changed on the grounds of "originalism".

Would these come from "coy n.1", "A place constructed for entrapping
ducks or other wild-fowl; a DECOY."?  Perhaps brought from New
England to the Buffalo, NY, area?


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