Word Ways


Leslie E. Card


If you are finding it a bit monotonous to put Dateline, Anywhere, U.S.A. on every letter you write, why not consider moving to some place with a more intriguing name? How about Rabbit Hash, located in Boone County, Kentucky -- or Yum Yum, located in Fayette County, Tennessee? Many people are aware of the fabulous variety of placenames to be found in the United States, but few logological studies have been made upon them. The purpose of this article is to give some hint of the many different word studies which might be carried out; perhaps some readers of Word Ways will take up the challenge of an unplumbed field.