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From: "Clara Pento" <>
Subject: Re: [MDALLEGA] Re: Flintstone or Flint Stone?
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 20:50:10 -0500


My father was born in Flintstone in 1877, died 1957. I can still
hear him talk about Polish Mountain. Pronounced like the nationality.
Clara


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>Subject: Re: [MDALLEGA] Re: Flintstone or Flint Stone?
>Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 15:41:39 EST
>
>In a message dated Fri, 26 Jan 2001 3:11:03 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
>
> > By the way, John Mash revisits the Polish
> > Mountain pronunciation in his book. Many
> > locals apparently do use the (Shoe) Polish
> > pronunciation that my Dad always used.
>
>
> It's funny that you mention this, as I was
>thinking of this, the pronunciation, the other
>evening, for some reason or other.
> Truth be told, until I joined this list, I'd
>never heard of it referred to as being pronounced
>like the shoe-shine material. I'd always heard it
>pronounced like the nationality. And this being
>from friends & family in the Bedford & Allegany
>County areas. (Our farm happens to sit astride
>the Mountain, between Chaneysville and Clearville.)
>So I grew up walking around on it! :-)
>
>Jerry
>
>
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