Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Apr 23 23:40:16 UTC 2009

At 4:31 PM -0400 4/23/09, Andrea Morrow wrote:
>According to the story on NPR, the "you fish on your side" translation may
>have been the creation of a newspaper editor.  Here's a link to the NPR
>story, where you can hear a native of Webster, MA, say the lake's name as
>well as listen to a 1950s song about it:

Thanks.  I'd feel more confident if the guy didn't start out by
saying he was going to present "the correct pronounciation" of the
lake's name.


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