Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fact of the Day: A Cherokee State

The state of Tennessee is named after the local town and river of Tanasi. It's a Cherokee word of unclear meaning. The spelling eventually changed to Tennessee.

9 comments:

  1. Why'd they change the spelling in the first place? Tanasi is easier to spell...

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  2. I'll remember this if I ever actually get a chance to use it...

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  3. Yea, they should have kept the spelling, it looks pretty ridiculous as it is now.

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  4. Interesting...Ha ha. I read somewhere that Americans were always for shorter spelling (color instead of colour?) Maybe those in charge of changing Tanasi to Tennessee preferred long, complicated spelling! :)

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  5. This is really wonderful Adam,
    lovely colors and a great view.

    greetings , Joop

    thanks for your comments

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  6. what a gorgeous photo adam, this is really special!!

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  7. I love tennessee, great pictures! Nini

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