Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

By
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.

Posted by

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

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the magnifying-glass to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Tags:
lake names
lake webster
lake chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

Comments 7 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the magnifying-glass to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
1,489,650
John Novak
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace
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
Rainmaker
499,060
Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group
Glad I never got that one in a spelling bee
September 09, 2006 09:46 AM
Ambassador
640,229
Kristal Kraft
Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
The Berkshire Group Realtors

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
Rainmaker
199,158
Toby Barnett
Toby Barnett
Barnett Associates R/E Team
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
Rainer
96,277
Karen Villa Schweinfurth
ABR, CRS, SRES, CyberStar
RE/MAX Northwest Realtors, Inc. 425-308-3669
That's a hoot Sharon.  Send it in to the local spelling bee.
September 13, 2006 10:22 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the computer to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
605,159

Sharon Simms

St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the printer to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information

Information on Real Estate, Properties, Traditions, Neighborhoods, Market Activity and other items of interest in the Tampa Bay area (St Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Bradenton) and the Gulf Beaches, Florida.