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Re: Sweetlips to Toadsuck: Oddest Town names #100664
04/14/03 10:52 PM
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. . . and her Chinese houseboy Nee Ling . . .


And to top it all.... #100665
04/16/03 01:21 PM
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Somewhere outside New York
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Yes, folks. There really is a place called (and pronounced) Mianus. http://makeashorterlink.com/?A27761B34

So don't be surprised next time you hear someone say "I've got a cousin in Mianus".


Re: And to top it all.... #100666
04/16/03 01:38 PM
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Yes,and there is a Hicksville on Long Island-- Named after the Hicks family (landowners in colonial times, and family still lives in the area)

every where there are near by places with strange names...some times you don't even think of them as strange until you get away from there.

My (ex)mother-in-law hails from Dummer NH--(but there is no dum(b) or dum(b)est!)and while my mailing address is Rego Park, the official post office name is Flushing (1 am about 1/2 mile, (1 K)away from Flushing Meadows Park--(of simpson /NY worlds fair) fame. Homer saw acres of commodes, (wrong!) but flushing creek in past would have smelled as if he was right! (its cleaner now than in the past)


Re: And to top it all.... #100667
04/16/03 02:10 PM
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Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
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the official post office name is Flushing (1 am about 1/2 mile, (1 K)away from Flushing Meadows Park--(of simpson /NY worlds fair) fame.

Hey, hey, ot...can't leave out Shea Stadium and the New York Mets!


the Mets? #100668
04/16/03 03:36 PM
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yeah, they're there--but NY's real baseball team plays in Da Bronx!


Re: the Mets? #100669
04/16/03 04:16 PM
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but NY's real baseball team plays in Da Bronx!

Agreed!



Re: the Who? #100670
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Agreed!

Nuh-unh! They play in beautiful Dunn Field:
http://www.elmirapioneers.com/dunnfield.html


Re: the Who? #100671
04/23/03 02:59 AM
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Well you can find Oddville, Kentucky on highway 62 east of Cynthiana.


Re: the Who? #100672
04/29/03 06:45 PM
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Now that I think of it, there is also a Nonesuch, Kentucky.


Re: the Who? #100673
04/30/03 01:41 AM
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http://www.ohwy.com/mi/a/acme.htm
And where I grew up, I might add.


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