Friday, December 30, 2005

Sojourn to the South

On the occasion of my last day of vacation in South Carolina, I thought it would be funny to make fun of the state, its overall-clad people, its unemployment rate eclipsed only by states plowed through by hurricanes earlier this year.

But instead of taking easy shots at the Redemption Center on Haywood Road, a converted movieplex where you redeem not recyclables but your soul, I've decided to laud South Carolina for the one way it beats all other states -- funny town names.

I am not making these up: Berea, Moonville, Ninety-Six, Cowpens, Travelers Rest, Fair Play. And that's just in the Greenville area.

I will admit that these may not all beat Indian-themed names from the northeast, if you will admit that nearby Bat Cave, N.C., is pretty freaking cool:


Anonymous Rand McNally said...

Bat Cave is better than "Hauppauge" pronounced by a Long-Guylander or "Woosta" courtesy of some Masshole. And there's a chance that Batman lives there, with his Batmobile.

December 30, 2005  
Anonymous Sebastian Dangerfield said...

Say what you like about LI and MA accents, Mr. Mcnally; but, riddle me this: how do they pronounce "oh for one in civil wars" down dixie way?

January 01, 2006  

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