Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 08:59:24 -0500

From: Laurence Horn laurence.horn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU

Subject: Re: Podunk

This is to confirm the assertion in the initial post:

In response to Frank Abate's posting of evidence regarding Podunk-qua-place



| Let me weigh in with some evidence on Podunk:


| 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

| Guilford.

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.

Alice Faber

MY map (New Haven Citimap available from the AAA) has Podunk Road traveling

north-south (and vice versa) in the eastern reaches of Guilford, extending

for c. 2 1/2 miles just this side of Madison (into which it wanders at its

far northern point). It doesn't make it as far south as I-95 or as far

north as Route 80, but that's the area. I take the nonce spelling as

"Poduck" to be a scribal error on the part of the mapmaker.