[Ads-l] Moniker Madness in Old Cordova

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 15 01:44:47 UTC 2019

With so many duplicate first names, they absolutely had to in order to keep
them distinct. For instance, I make it 14 Bills, not counting Billys,
Willies, or any other familiar forms of "William":

Swiftwater Bill,
Bronco Bill,
Bunch Grass Bill,
Idaho Bill,
Kamoka Bill,

Windy Bill,
Dead Cinch Bill,
Coon Skin Bill,
Fatty Bill,
Caribou Bill,

Bill the Hop Fiend,
Bill the Packer,
Up Against It Bill,
Missouri Bill,

Mark Mandel
known (only to himself) as "The Filker with No Nickname"
(https://www.ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=filk ;

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