Ya' Knew It All The Time
Native American words echo in the names of lakes, rivers, mountains, states, cities, and small towns across the United States. The first settlers, who put many European words on the map, also borrowed names from local tribes. They often mispronounced what they heard—that’s how the Washoe word dá’aw, or lake, became Tahoe…
Winnebago The name of Wisconsin’s lake means "person of dirty water" in Algonquin. The word was used to describe Siouan Indians who lived near the lower Fox River, where dead fish accumulated every summer behind a natural dam.
But the best is the one intelligent voters figured out long before last November:
Chicago: At the skunk place
Dug up at Neatorama
posted by Harrison at 12:03 AM