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  • Reminds me of Ronkonkoma in Long Island. Originally a Native American name, of course, but it's pretty funny to hear the train conductors say it in a strong LI accent - "Rahn-KAHN-kama coming up next!"

    October 13, 2007

  • When I first saw this town's name on a highway sign, I said it out loud with a sort of disbelieving, trying-it-out-for-sound tone: "Ronks."

    My friend in the passenger seat didn't miss a beat: "Do you need a lozenge?"

    October 13, 2007