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oroboros commented on the word wassamassaw
The name of a swamp in South Carolina, north of Charleston (the northern extension of the Cypress Swamp). Legend has it that the Indian meaning of the palindrome is "the worst place ever seen".
Found in Dimitri Borgmann's Language on Vacation p. 21. (currently out of print). Also see John's comment under detartrated.
June 21, 2008
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