Are We Speaking English?

Old 09-03-2014, 11:44 AM
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Dripping Springs, Tx. Rosebud Tx.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:08 PM
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The one I can't forget it Buck Snort, TN.....pure English!
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:21 PM
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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.
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:34 PM
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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.

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My home town is Flushing which is the English version of the Dutch name.
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:57 PM
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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.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Trisher View Post
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta.
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Buck Snort, TN
I really feel like there's GOTTA be a good story behind these names. Especially the first one, LOL
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:36 AM
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Its amazing what the ancestors thought of when naming things ..
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:04 AM
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How about Oxlip, Minnesota?

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Old 09-04-2014, 05:24 AM
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Wisconsin is a Native American word, as are a lot of Wisconsin cities.
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