I had heard of Truth or Consequences. I had no idea where it was and even found it hard to believe. I couldn’t see writing that long name for a return address. Then there are
Goodyear, Truth or Consequences, Yee Haw Junction, Opp, Ajo, and Chicken we have driven through.
Scratch Ankle-Al, Toad Suck-Arkansas and Catfish Paradise are places we have never been. But so many names of rivers, towns and creeks as we drive have made us smile. In South Carolina I smile EVERY TIME we cross the ‘Coosawhatchee’ Creek.
Many native American names give the English Language in me cause to wonder and smile. The use of Kill in New York always catches my attention such as Fishkill, Peekskill, Wallkill, Catskill, Spackenkill.
Don’t get me wrong, I love it however, my southern up bringing in language gets me in trouble many times as I try to pronounce many of these. Ok, y’all Yankees quit laughing at me. LOL
Oh in passing Question for you church going folk. Do you hear preachers ask the congregation to ‘repeat or say’ words as he/she delivers a message?
Visiting a new church the other day I heard a new one. The pastor was in a big way preaching on Christian fellowship he said, “As a church Y’all should be in one accord!” slight pause, “Everybody say Y’all!” I knew right then I was in a real Southern church. LOL
So all together, I know Y'all want to live in this town, “Everyone say YEE HAW!”
Say good night Gracie!
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Are there any special town names in your area?