2.27.2006

Winnemucca

Miss Snark,
I know this is a strange question, but on 11-22-05 (I am reading through your entire archives, having just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and realizing immediately what a fabulous resource it is) you mentioned Winnemucca, and I'm curious if you know of Winnemucca, Nevada. I live nearby and my husband was born there and it's just so very seldom we Nevadans hear any mention of any city in our state besides Las Vegas that it caught my eye.

Thanks for your blog. Not only is it full of great information, your wit and snark are just a joy to read.



Oh Miss Snark basks in admiration. Too much more of this and she's going need her hats expanded.


As to Winnemucca, who has NOT heard of it? For starters it's just such a great name to say out loud (Win A Muck A) and it's the very epitome of "not the end of the world but you can see it from here" kind of town. Miss Snark loves those kinds of places. She doesn't go there of course, cause that would involve actually leaving New York City, but she's fond of them none the less.

16 comments:

kitty said...

I lived in Oneonta (o-nee-on-ta), NY, which has been uttered in quite a few movies because "it just sounds funny." The 1994 Jack Nocholson movie WOLF was one.

Oneonta is near Butts Corners, Davenport AND West Davenport (but no East -- go figure). I now live in Painted Post, NY, which is right down the road from Horseheads.

Of course, none of these compare with those Amish town names in Pennsylvania, like Intercourse.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Well, Sha'el may have been born in Westwood, Lassen County, California, but the person who posts for her was born in that really obscure city in Nevada called Reno.

She's even been to Winnemucca. But, then she's been to Snowville, Utah too. And Benton City, Washington. Oh and Forks, Washington too. Can someone explain why there is no Spoons, Washington?

I've been to Reliance and Kemmer too, and Sunnyside and Denver

Inverness has a nice ring
And so does Bay-jing.

(NO comments on the spelling!)

Bernita said...

There's always Wawa, Ontario...

Marissa Doyle said...

If you need to get back to nature, we've got Assinippi State Park here in Massachusetts.

Always loved that one. Puts me in mind of a very cold morning. Like today, in fact.

Dave Kuzminski said...

There's an article about unusual street names at URL http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11570314/

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

I feel so deprived. We don't have any outrageous street names here. There is a section of town on the North end with streets named after generals, but, if you think about it, that's pretty ordinary.

After reading that article on the BBC web site about the goat-dowery, I'm thinkin' I need to name the road to our pasture "Goat Dowery Drive."

Cheryl said...

I live in Cumming, Georgia.

WHO came (no pun intended) up with THAT?

Mark said...

Driven through many times, stayed overnight many times, and was turned down for a job at the newspaper there. Not that I would have taken it, but still. That's how tough the writing game is.

The Beautiful Schoolmarm said...

My entire state is on the edge of nowhere. We're sure nowhere is somewhere within the boundaries. Try out Wamsutter, Etna, Glendo or Chugwater, Wyoming, just to name a few. Or Bill, WY, pop. 2 (it was 1, but Bill got married. No kidding.)

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Oh, or Big Piney, where there is One lone pine tree that has to be watered because it won't grow otherwise. Or Lone Tree, off out in the forest. Your people in Wyoming are so confusing! Bwahahaha

kitty said...

Don't forget Bar Nunn, WY :~)

i beg to differ with myself said...

Accident, Maryland...

Mark said...

Been to all of them except Bill. He had good odds there it seems.

Anonymous said...

vuhqglvHow about Ajo (garlic), Arizona? Or Truth or Consequences, New Mexico?

Emelle of Buzzard Gap

Sponge Girl said...

And in Australia there's Woop Woop...

Anonymous said...

Poughkeepsie!