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