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barny 09-03-2014 11:44 AM

Dripping Springs, Tx. Rosebud Tx.

Jan in VA 09-03-2014 01:08 PM

The one I can't forget it Buck Snort, TN.....pure English!:D

Onebyone 09-03-2014 03:21 PM

I think American English has changed since the Revolution. The first settlers probably couldn't understand much of what we say now. Read a Jane Eye novel and you will realize how ugly we have changed a beautiful language.

ube quilting 09-03-2014 03:34 PM

Ohiopyle, Pa. The Youghiogheny River runs through it. Of course they are Indian names. Ohiopyle translates to frothing water which describes the river perfectly as it winds it's way through the town.

This is an interesting thread. TFS

EDIT: an earlier post refers to "First Nation" and I am all for that to remind myself that I am only a very small part of America, and not so much, the better part. Thanks for the reminder.

redquilter 09-03-2014 03:44 PM

My home town is Flushing which is the English version of the Dutch name.

AngeliaNR 09-03-2014 03:57 PM

A town nearby is Bois d'Arc--French for "wood of the bow"--the Osage Indians made bows from a type of tree in the area.

Sewnoma 09-03-2014 04:21 PM

Originally Posted by Trisher (Post 6872542)
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta.

Originally Posted by Jan in VA (Post 6873117)
Buck Snort, TN

:D I really feel like there's GOTTA be a good story behind these names. Especially the first one, LOL

Caswews 09-04-2014 02:36 AM

Its amazing what the ancestors thought of when naming things ..

Edie 09-04-2014 05:04 AM

How about Oxlip, Minnesota?


maviskw 09-04-2014 05:24 AM

Wisconsin is a Native American word, as are a lot of Wisconsin cities.

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