Thompson Rd. sign

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    FullofStars

    Say the name of the lake again, but this time without the lollipop in you mouth.

    Tardex

    Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw.

    Sticky

    The passive way of saying “Fuck you, white men.”

    vincent.ex2

    Why passive? That’s what it says when you translate it.

    Sticky

    Passive because white men can’t say it. Hell, I bet the Indians who sold/had it stolen from them can’t pronounce it. It’s just a “Fuck you” to the whole of humanity, it seems.

    rattybad

    Ever been to Lake Bemidji in MN?

    I’m sorry, I mean…Bemijigamaag-zaaga’igan?

    monkeybird02

    Just looks like a shoop to me.

    deuce

    I made that sound during my first blowjob.

    Billy Manic

    You gotta comment here if you tried saying it out loud. I did.

    Jesus Christ

    I did.

    Deleted_User

    They named the lake so ridiculous as to protect the ancient spell – if you were to pronounce it in full perfectly a distinct taste of beef jerkey would immediately grace your senses.

    Sticky

    You’ve just spurred many people into trying this, repeatedly. You’re winner!

    Death_to_Dude

    wat?!

    justamedicine

    OH those crazy Nipmucs!

    dorix

    Char-gog-a-gog
    Mun-chow-ga-gog
    Chow-boon-a-gung-a-mowg

    Not that hard to pronounce once you’ve tried it a few times and gotten past the giggles.

    According to colourful (but false) legend, the name translates to “You fish on your side, I fish on my side, nobody fish in the middle”.

    Really, it just translates to “Englishmen at Manchaug at the fishing place at the boundary”.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Chaubunagungamaug

    przxqgl

    beat me to it…

    Dreth

    I read some months ago that it was actually misspelled (some extra G or something).

    AgZed

    And this is why they lost the war.

    Brave: “Chief, the white man is attacking! We need help!”
    Chief: “And help you will have! Where should I send my soldiers?”
    Brave: “Lake Chargoggagoggmanchaug- nevermind, everyone’s dead already.”
    White Guy: “lolz, I’m totally naming this place Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg for the irony.”

    Purpleopolous

    Most from MA have learned how to say it, those who can’t just call it Webster Lake.