[Ads-l] Heard on F.B.I. Files: "Schuylkill [skool.kill] County, in a mountainous region...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 19 20:36:08 EDT 2017


of northeastern Pennsylvania."

Up here in the Pocono Mountains, Schuylkill County, immediately south of
Luzerne County, where I live, is pronounced "Skookle ..." by the locals.
Yet, they feel no shame.

BTW, "Luzerne" isn't a misspelling of "Lucerne." Rather, the county is
named in honor of son excellence, monsieur le chevalier Anne-Cesar, le
marquis de la Luzerne, a commune in Normandy. He was also, among other
things, French minister plenipotentiary to the United States, an honorary
fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Founding Fellow
of the Society of the Cincinnati.

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