Sunday, June 05, 2016

Throwing Down On Thoreau

June 5, 2016
 Got a snippy email about yesterday's True West Moment in the Arizona Republic:

RE:  A True West Moment 4 June 2016 -- Thoreau

Thoreau, New Mexico was never named for Henry David Thoreau.
It is correctly pronounced Threw. \"The train goes threw (through) here.\"

Dear Blissed Out,
   I can buy the train going through Thoreau, and I can even buy it if someone threw out the correct pronunciation, but I think if you look it up Thoreau was named for a guy named Thoreau, and he pronounced it Tha-row. Now if you'll excuse me I've got to go thoreau up.


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