Date: Sat, 3 Jan 1998 00:09:59 -0500
From: ALICE FABER faber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Podunk
In response to Frank Abate's posting of evidence regarding Podunk-qua-place
| Let me weigh in with some evidence on Podunk:
| The Index volume to the Omni Gazetteer lists placenames with Podunk in 7
| states: CT, MA, ME, MI, NY, UT, VT.
| There are populated places or "locales" (such are often neighborhood name=
| in CT, MA, MI, NY, VT. MA has a P Cemetery and a P Pond.
| In CT, aside from a P River, there is a P Pond, and I have first-hand
| knowledge of a residential part of a shoreline town, Guilford (S of
| Hartford about 35 miles), which uses this name. There is a P Road in
Could you give an indication of where in Guilford? My Champion map of New
Haven County (c. 10 years old) doesn't list Podunk Road (or any other name
containing Podunk) in its index, which does list some *very* minimal looking
roads in Guilford.