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dear feary godmother

i know you were busy talking on the phone & didnt listen to me, so im not asking you anything again, jus a bag full of ice-cream.

you know the ice-cream made here taste yukky , i jus want chocolate ice-cream.i’ll email you later to make sure at least i can have some ice-cream.

tomorrow’s premier league: chelsea vs liverpool- arsenal vs man utd, wish i could watch one of those matches but we’re going fishing.

i got this in my mailbox, i think it’s pretty old but not too bad to make this post look long, have a nice weekend

What is the origin of the name for each of the 50 states?

– Alabama, Means “tribal town” in the Creek Indian language.

– Alaska, after the Aleut word “alaxsxaq” meaning “the mainland.”

– Arizona, based on Pima Indian word “arizonac” for “little spring place.”

– Arkansas, a French interpretation of the word “acansa,” in Sioux meaning “downstream place.”

– California, comes from “Califia” a mythical paradise in old Spanish romance word.

– Colorado, means “Reddish” or “Color Red.”

– Connecticut, Based on Mohican and Algonquin Indian words for a “place beside a long river.”

– Delaware, for the early Virginia governor, Lord De La Warr.

– Florida was a Spanish territory, and the name is in Spanish too. Florida means “Flowered.”

– Georgia, Named for King George II of England

– Hawaii, which of course is in native Hawaian could be based on their word for homeland, “Owhyhee.”

– Idaho, is just an invented word.

– Illinois, word in Algonquin Indian for “warriors.”

– Indiana, from “Land of the Indians.”

– Iowa, Indian word for “a beautiful land.”

– Kansas, from the Sioux Indian for “south wind people.”

– Kentucky, based on the Iroquois Indian word “Ken- tah- ten,” meaning “land of tomorrow.”

– Lousiana, Named in honor of France’s King Louis XIV, this territory had French influence.

– Maine, assumed to be a reference to the state region being a mainland, different from its many surrounding islands.

– Maryland, named to honor Henrietta Maria, wife of England’s King Charles I.

– Massachusets, Named after local Indian tribe whose name means “a large hill place.”

– Michigan, for the Chippewa Indian word “meicigama” meaning “great water” (for the big lakes).

– Minnesota, based on the Dakota Sioux Indian word for “sky-tinted water,” referring to the Minnesota River or the state’s many lakes.

– Mississippi, probably based on the Indian “mici zibi,” loosely meaning great river.

– Missouri, named after the Missouri Indian tribe.

– Montana, based on the Spanish word “Montaña” that means Mountain.

– Nebraska, Name based on an Oto Indian word that means “flat water,” referring to the Platte River.

– Nevada, comes from a Spanish word that means “snowy” or “snow-clad.”

– New Hampshire, named after the area of Hampshire in England.

– New Jersey, named after the area of Jersey in England.

– New Mexico, from the country of Mexico.

– New York, named after the city of York in England.

– North Carolina, named in honor of England’s King Charles I.

– North Dakota, for the Sioux or Dacotah Indians.

– Ohio, comes from the Iroquois Indian word for “good river.”

– Oklahoma, a Choctaw Indian word for “red man.”

– Oregon, may have been derived from that of the Wisconsin River shown on a 1715 French map as “Ouaricon-sint. ”

– Pennsylvania, for the Admiral William Penn, father of the state’s founder, William Penn.

– Rhode Island, after “Roode Eylandt” by Adriaen Block, Dutch explorer, because of its red clay.

– South Carolina (see North Carolina).

– South Dakota (see North Dakota).

– Tenessee, named after Cherokee Indian villages called “Tanasi”

– Texas, comes from the Spanish “Tejas” when it belonged to Mexico (they exchanged the J for X as an English contribution) .

– Utah, from the Ute Indians (people of the mountains).

– Vermont, from the French “verts monts,” meaning green mountains.

– Virginia, named for England’s “Virgin Queen,” Elizabeth I.

– West Virginia (see Virginia).

– Washington, after the first President of the US.

– Wisconsin, from the word “Ouisconsin” believed to mean “grassy place” in the Cheppewa tongue.

– Wyoming, Indian word meaning “large prairie place.”


One Comment

  1. this is the original post but i dunno why wp wanna fcuk with me.
    to sandra: 🙂
    no fish caught , we did anything except fishing but when got home bought a big one.
    & for that tasty thing check next post

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