JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Wed Sep 10 03:06:59 UTC 2003
The story goes that this was how Sano, Kentucky, came to be named: Initial efforts to get a post office approved were unsuccessful because the proposed names were already taken, and the residents finally decided just to try "Say no," "because that's what they always do." To their surprise, it worked.
It's too good a story to check (and anyway, there's no listing for Sano in Kentucky Place Names). However, Sano, which is a few miles from my birthplace in Kentucky, is indeed pronounced "say no." There is no longer a post office there.
From: paulzjoh [mailto:paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 6:16 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: Benld
Without any knowledge of this particular place name: there was a postal law
that there could not be two of the same name in any given state, back when
all correspondence was by snail mail, towns would get tired of trying to
come up with a unique placename, and after two or three trys and rejections
taking several months, would just make up something.
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