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Re: city names
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- Subject: Re: city names
- From: Mark Arend <arend@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 11:56:47 -0600
- Message-id: <199811121808.KAA20572@palimpsest.stanford.edu>
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There's Cairo, Ill. pronounced CA-row
and a very small town south of here called
Leipsig but pronouced Lip-sig.
Wisconsin also has Oxford, Palmyra, Rome, Canton (and of course Canton,
Ohio), & Windsor. Probably more if I checked the map closely. I suspect
that you could look at any list of US cities & towns and find lots of
these. Of course, some of them might be named after towns further East
rather than their foreign namesakes.
All over the US are towns called New [this or that] named after Old World
Mark W. Arend
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