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  • proper n. A large city straddling the border between Kansas and Missouri, USA.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in western Missouri situated at the confluence of the Kansas River and the Missouri River; adjacent to Kansas City, Kansas
  • n. a city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri


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  • Pig cheeks with frozen fried rice smothered in what he called a Kansas City barbecue sauce, but it was not.

    Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn: Moto, and the Future Food Marathon on Planet Green TV: Is This Really the Future of Food?

  • Did you know they call Kansas City the “Paris of the Plains”?

    Crossing the Tracks

  • Investigators said Franco appeared to go to her house mostly to change into and out of work clothes, and they dubbed her Kansas City address a "giant walk-in closet." Front Page

  • AMY GOODMAN: When you called the Kansas City police?

    Democracy Now!

  • A humble start: Rose was a first-generation American whose parents moved to Kansas City from a German colony in Russia. Front Page

  • —If stats don't lie, it'd be fair to label the Kansas City Chiefs, the Jets' opponent this Sunday, as a one-trick-pony offense.

    Jets Dare Kansas City to Pass

  • For over 60 years, the U.S. has produced non-nuclear parts for nuclear weapons at a facility -- commonly called the "Kansas City Plant" -- in the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Joe Cirincione: Fighting City Hall's Nuclear Weapons

  • WOLF: Yes, take a look at this: the American Royal Barbecue, that's taking place in Kansas City, that is a tremendous event where you have nearly 500 teams, 500 competing in four culinary contests.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2009

  • Ms. Orgill centers on a two-year period, starting in November 1936, when Basie arrives in Chicago with his rag-tag Kansas City band, and ending in July 1938, with his first coast-to-coast radio broadcast from 52nd Street in New York.

    When America Had a Soundtrack

  • TUCKER: The lawmakers concerned about the impact of increased traffic flowing into Kansas City where an intermodal center known as the Kansas City Smart Port is being developed to capitalize on flow of good from Mexico's Port of Lazaro Cardenas to the nation's heartland.

    CNN Transcript May 28, 2008


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  • There are two Kansas Cities? Life is so complicated :-(

    November 21, 2009

  • Further proof that we can run... but we can never hide from other Wordies! Good detective work, ptero.

    November 21, 2009

  • Or, as they say in nebraksa, an internatile airpot and a bus despot.

    November 21, 2009

  • I always describe the difference as: one has an international airport (KCMO); the other (KCK) has a Greyhound Bus Depot (or did).

    November 21, 2009

  • Yes, it's likely the comma to blame. Or else the system knew that there are two Kansas Cities: one in Missouri and on in Kansas. The good barbecue is on the Missouri side.

    November 21, 2009

  • Yep. Sorry.

    November 21, 2009

  • Oh, you're talking about Pronunciations...

    November 21, 2009

  • ... but I didn't make my recording on this page. Why is there no recording on the Kansas City, Missouri page (where I made my recording?)

    November 21, 2009

  • I've just tried it, and it worked normally from both its own page and the list page.

    November 21, 2009

  • I listed this word as "Kansas City, Missouri", but Wordnik ignored the Missouri part. Is the comma to blame?

    November 21, 2009