[DWJ] author flirting

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed Jan 28 22:24:54 EST 2009


On Jan 28, 2009, at 3:02 PM, Minnow wrote:

>> On Jan 28, 2009, at 2:11 PM, Minnow wrote:
>>
>>> (incidentally, when I cast about just then for a place beginning
>>> with B
>>> that was obviously in the USA I had trouble thinking of one.  *Are*
>>> there
>>> lots of big obvious places in America with that initial and I'm
>>> just not
>>> thinking of them, or is there a bit of a paucity?  The only other
>>> one I
>>> think of off-hand is Biloxi -- Birmingham doesn't count because
>>> it's in the
>>> midlands of England too.)
>
> and Otter wrote:
>
>> Buffalo was good.  Or you could try Baltimore.
>
> Isn't Baltimore just near Fastnet, in Cork?  :-)  Along with a  
> whole lot of
> other Bal-names around those parts...  That leads me directly to  
> 'what does
> 'bal' or 'balli/y' mean, at the beginning of an Irish place-name?

Well, not that I'm aware of.  That is, I'm not aware of Baltimore  
being in
Cork.  I find there are three Baltimores in the USofA, though, which  
is a
surprise.

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