Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

And you think you had problems spelling your city!  From childhood I've had fun just pronouncing the name of this lake.  It's in Webster, Massachusetts, and some people cheat and call it Lake Webster, Lake Manchaugg, or locals often just call it The Lake.

The name, as many name places, came from an Indian language. It's said to mean

        You fish on your side, I'll fish on my side, and nobody fishes in the middle.

 

Sharon Simms, Real Estate Agent serving St. Petersburg, Florida, the Gulf Beaches and the Tampa Bay area.

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CIPS CRS CLHMS CRB RSPS
Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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(727) 898-2582    Sharon@SimmsTeam.com

 

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David Eiglarsh
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As the saying goes, I don't care what you call me, just don't call me late for dinner!
September 09, 2006 08:56 AM #1
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Steve Campbell
Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate - Georgetown, KY
That has 45 letters.  I have never seen anything like it, and I think I would opt for Lake Webster.  lol
September 09, 2006 09:02 AM #2
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John Novak
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Growing up in Wisconsin, I remember Oconomowoc ('where the waters meet') -- every other letter is an 'O'. Drivers from Las Vegas to LA see the sign for Zzyzx Rd along I-15, the last word alphabetically.
September 09, 2006 09:35 AM #3
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Mitchell J Hall
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Glad I never got that one in a spelling bee
September 09, 2006 09:46 AM #4
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Kristal Kraft
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I like the meaning of the name Sharon.  At least the fish have a chance too!

Our native Americans were the original environmentalists!

September 09, 2006 10:57 AM #5
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Toby Barnett
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I love the saying :) It makes really good sense. The Pacific Northwest has a lot of tribal names. On of my favorite to here people try and pernounce is Tulalip (Two-lay-lip). Most of the time it comes out Two-lu-lip and gets a laugh out of me every time :)
September 09, 2006 11:21 AM #6
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That's a hoot Sharon.  Send it in to the local spelling bee.
September 09, 2006 06:58 PM #7
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