Herbert Stahlke hstahlke at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Wed Sep 10 02:48:05 UTC 2003

Benld is 48 miles south of Springfield on I55.  I lived in Springfield for
six years and Champaign for 5, drove I55 to St. Louis often, and don't
remember the town at all.

Herb Stahlke

Can anyone tell me why there is a place in Central Illinois with the
highly improbable spelling of BENLD? The spelling seems even more
improbable when one discovers that the pronuncation of this
place-name is:          b'nEld
Peter Trudgill
Professor of English Linguistics
Fribourg University
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