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


#100665 - 04/16/03 01:21 PM And to top it all....  
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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".


#100666 - 04/16/03 01:38 PM Re: And to top it all....  
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rego park
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)


#100667 - 04/16/03 02:10 PM Re: And to top it all....  
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Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
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!


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


#100669 - 04/16/03 04:16 PM Re: the Mets?  
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Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
but NY's real baseball team plays in Da Bronx!

Agreed!



#100670 - 04/16/03 04:29 PM Re: the Who?  
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Agreed!

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


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


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


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


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