Very nice to meet you all - maybe we could post ideas in the "locations" forum? I don't know the proper netiquette for this particular forum yet.

Gene, my former spousal unit grew up in Holyoke, up in the ritzy part of town, and would not go down into the flats thirty years ago. Fortunately I'm a little dumber.

I can even spell Lake Chargogagoggmanchaugagoggchaubunagungamogg.

The closest translation in Nipmuc is something like "neutral fishing place at the boundary waters" but the legendary translation I cited was actually coined by a newspaper editor with whom I worked many years ago. Rather too fond of good hooch, he arrived at this approximation after a couple of scotch and sodas and delivered it for the first time to a Rotary Club luncheon sometimes in the late 1940s. It's been urban legend gospel ever since!