[Ads-l] bunkum = 'nonsense' (1838)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 18 17:58:02 EST 2017

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:05 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wyoming [Pa.]

Local town makes good! Wyoming is located a hoot and a holler from Kingston
[Pa.], current residence of your humble correspondent. Both towns are
located in the Great Wyoming Valley of the Susquehanna River, in Luzerne
(not a misspelling of "Lucerne"; named for Anne-C├ęsar, chevalier de Malte
et le marquis de la Luzerne, Normandy, France) County, the most
Trump-voting political entity in all of PA.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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