Date: Fri, 25 Feb 1994 15:08:43 EST
From: TERRY IRONS t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUACAD.MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: Re: Bilingually Redundant Place names
Subject: Re: Texas town names
For you bilingualers, people out here in Arizona are into redundan-
cies: Picacho [big peak] Peak and Table Mesa [table].
My friend, Curtis Booth, a linguist doing penance as a technical writer, pointed
out to me the redundancy in The La Brea Tar Pits which might be seen
as The The Tar Pits Tar Pits.
To the list we can add, if memory serves me correctly, DRY BRANCH CREEK
somewheres in mid missouri. Properly, bidialectal, not bilingual,
unless you want to say southern branch speakers (and drinkers) speak
a different language.