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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:24 pm

That's good, never heard that, but makes a certain
amount of sense. It is funny.
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Postby misterdoe » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:27 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:"Nebraska" is Omaha (a tribe: Uh-ma-ha) for "flat water", for the Platte River. "Platte" is a bastardized word for "flat". Uh-ma-ha means "Up River People".

I always thought Platte was French, like plateau, since Nebraska was part of the "Louisiana" Purchase (which streched up into Canada).
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Postby Slava » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:03 pm

Here's the Redneck Resort:

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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:54 pm

Incredible! You can tell it's a resort, because the trailers are all in good shape!
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:56 pm

Wow! I cannot believe you found it.
Thanks a bunch.


(Still reading your Stamp newsletter...that's quite
a publication)
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Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:52 pm

Slava: Thanks for the red neck resort. I'm with Perry though; it looks a little too good to have been built by your average Bubba. Bubba used to deliver printing for me. If the recipient couldn't pay, Bubba just gave them credit, a practice I had forbidden. I lost a lot of money on Bubba, but he was such a nice kid.

Luke: Isn't Platte a bastardized French word for flat. Dr H, my German prof. of over fifty years ago, used to think all French words were bastardized. Doesn't "platt" mean flat in French? I am not a Francophone and I can’t get the on-line translation dictionary to inform me, so help me understand.

Misterdoe: Crabs, mudbugs, shrimp and oysters are all served on butcher paper in a lot of places. The Farmer's Co-0p., of which my dad was a director, had a free seafood feast once a year. They had butcher paper taped to the tables. There were forks, white bread and ketchup on the tables. Then they poured on the tables, in copious heaps and fresh from the deep fryer: shrimp, oysters and crabs. Hundreds attended. It was a high-class event for us.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:59 pm

Right on you are. The spelling is bastardized. Don't know
who got it wrong, but Platte is the River not the correct
French. The River is a really whoop. Lots of local jokes
about it: " A mile wide, and an inch deep", " Too thin
to plough, to thick to drink ". I've walked across it
many, many times in younger days. Lots of parties
on the sandbars.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:01 am

There's a Cajun town in south Lousiana called Ville Platte. Looking at it, it should be a charming name, pronounced like VEEL PLAHT. Wrong. First syllable pronounced like the first syllable in villain, and the second like flat. Jarring. But there are a lot of fun Cajun accents and great food there. They would all know of the butcher paper, but even more would spread the feed on newspapers.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:29 pm

After your last post I remembered a conversation a
friend in Georgia and I had regarding food served
somewhere in GA - served on wax paper. Most
Interesting, but makes lots of sense to me. Take
out food and the wrapping it comes in leaves one
wondering about the waste.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:33 pm

It's because you peel the shrimp and crawfish with your hands. Much, much easier to drop the detritus on the paper, wrap it up and pitch it.
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Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:13 pm

Perry, how often do you use the word detritus? It is one of my favorite words. It so much sounds like what it means. George Washington's childhood home was Ferry Farm on the Rappahannock River. There he confessed to cutting down the cherry tree and, threw a dollar across the Rappahannock. I doubt the stories as do most historians. The Rappahannock was and is too wide, and I don't think there were silver dollars at that time. My 10th grandfather owned Ferry Farm and sold it to GW’s father. My 9th grandfather grew up with GW. This leads me to use the word detritus. All the buildings at Ferry Farm are long since gone, but archeologists are busy sifting through the detritus on the farm to better understand the people of Washington's time. Garbage dumps are archeologists’ treasures.

I have another favorite word, riparian. It has nothing to do with detritus, but it does have something to do with Ferry Farm. Ferry Farm was riparian, that it, it was on the river-bank. I think I will send this word to the Good Doctor and see if he will choose it as a Good Word of the day.
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Postby Slava » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:28 pm

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Postby wurdpurrson » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:39 pm

Philip, on garbage dumps as archeological treasures: a good friend and bottle collector (empty and old, not full) (the bottles, not the friend) often described the notorious dump in the boondocks town of Montana as the "Anaconda Memorial Dump". See, others recognize such treasures.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:03 pm

Philip, I use detritus on average 2.65 times a month. And just how many parents did you have if you had 10 grandfathers?!
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:54 pm

To say nothing of grandmothers, if all 10 were married.
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