End of ADS-L Digest - 1 Jan 1998 to 2 Jan 1998 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 2 Jan 1998 to 3 Jan 1998 There are 2 messages totalling 45 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Podunk 2. Un-subscribe ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 3 Jan 1998 00:09:59 -0500 From: ALICE FABER Subject: Re: Podunk In response to Frank Abate's posting of evidence regarding Podunk-qua-place name: | | 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= | s) | 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 | 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