Date: Fri, 25 Feb 1994 15:08:43 EST From: TERRY IRONS 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]. > Rudy Troike > > > > 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. Terry Irons