Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 18:35:00 EST

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET

Subject: Re: local locality pronunciation

Americanization of Midwestern French place names and no mention of of the

former Narbonne, IN now Gnaw Bone? Shocking!

Dennis Preston

(More exciting, I think, than the well-known Picketwire (purgatoire) River in

Colorado, but for us Hoosiers, Colorado is hardly Midwestern, although, since

the first message inthis chain came from out East, I reckon anything west of

Poconos and east of Las Vegas is 'Midwest'.)

Dennis Preston