[Ads-l] Rocket City

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 18 06:58:41 EDT 2017


Sometime around 1980 a fellow grad student referred to Knoxville as "Knox
Vegas," for no reason that I could see.

JL

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 2:41 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 1:18 AM, Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Huntsville AL -- the "Rocket City"
>
>
> Because of the presence of Redstone Arsenal. A buddy of mine, originally
> from Cincinnata, was stationed there. He was primarily impressed by the
> then-ordinary, Southern custom of mothers nursing their babies in public.
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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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