Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 16:40:34 EST From: BERGDAHL%A1.OUVAX.mrgate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Subject: Re: Texas town names From: NAME: David Bergdahl FUNC: English TEL: (614) 593-2783 To: NAME: MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]" Linguist Margaret Schlauch--who defected to Poland during the McCarthy era--referred to Purgetoire MO as pronounced "PicketWire" and the image of Purgatory with white picket fences has lasted with me these 30+ years. . . David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU