toponymic query

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Nov 12 20:01:14 UTC 2003

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:58:31AM -0800, Geoffrey Nunberg wrote:
> I had the following query from a "Fresh Air" listener; can anyone
> help this correspondent? I very much doubt if the word he's looking
> for exists, but then I'm a stranger to the far reaches of toponymic
> terminology.

It's not the specific question he's asking, but I'd tend to call
such terms "shibboleths".

Jesse Sheidlower

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