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".

18 comments:

Shaw said...

that's a pretty boring meaning

Content Hedgehog said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

So I take it, it borders a long river?

Lookslikeperfect Blog said...

yes it was fun ;)
this looks great!

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

Leslie said...

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?

Anonymous said...

I knew something today.

Ruth said...

Interesting!

cs said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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."

Al Penwasser said...

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.

Al Penwasser said...

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.

Al Penwasser said...

It's a pretty boring state.

Al Penwasser said...

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

Jax said...

Really? I had no idea!!!

Heaven. said...

Interesting.

Shockgrubz said...

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

Teddi said...

that is one very pretty photo.