Monday, February 20, 2012

Fact of the Day: State of Quinatucquet


Connecticut is named after a Native American word "quinatucquet" which means "upon the long river".

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  1. that's a pretty boring meaning

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  2. lol @ Shaw's comment. At least it makes sense I guess.

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  3. So I take it, it borders a long river?

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  4. yes it was fun ;)
    this looks great!

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  5. Is there a long river in Connecticut then? I suck at geography.

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    1. Fun fact! I hope your gf makes it to the bank eventually. It's silly how President's Day is a holiday for a few, but not for all, isn't it?

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    2. The Connecticut River. Which, besides running through Hartford (makes it easier for body dumps that way), also divides New "Live Free or Die" Hampshire and "Ice Cream and Pine Trees-That's About It" Vermont.

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    3. Why I know this....I grew up in Stratford, Connecticut, a lovely little town on Long Island Sound. Swimming in the sound was okay. As long as you avoided the medical waste and the aforementioned body dumps.

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  6. I knew something today.

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  7. That is a great picture of nature in its purest form! Following! Hope to head back from you soon :D

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    1. You should see pictures of the riots in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford.

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  8. You know what's sad? I knew EXACTLY what state you were referring to in the title. Although I thought "Quinatucquet" meant "Scream and I'll Shoot."

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  9. I am glad to know this now. I re-read it and it seems to look french, wierd.

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  10. that is one very pretty photo.

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