April 14th, 2011

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column: Indiana town names delight and confuse ... mostly confuse

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

            Last week we discussed the entomology of ants, or possibly the antymology of  location names, or the etymology of naming ants. It turns out that many of the names of our familiar towns, counties, and other places have interesting origins, although I’m not sure South Bend or Fort Wayne are anything more than obvious.      

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