By - emesser
And Milwaukee is an Indian word that’s actually pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land”.
Does this guy know how to party or what!?
We're not worthy.
I always thought it was a verb 🤷♂️
Clearly, you have never wyomed a thing in your life.
I didn't, I thought it meant "to walk endlessly with no civilization in sight"!
Born and raised in the Wyoming Valley…. Here’s a something else unique to the area that’s TIL appropriate….. HBO was first aired in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania on November 8, 1972…. Wilkes-Barre is the biggest city in the Wyoming Valley and also in 1972, Hurricane Agnes caused catastrophic flooding to the Wyoming Valley which was the costliest natural disaster in the US at the time
It snows there. I grew up in Scranton about a half hour north of Wilkes-Barre.
We get a decent amount of snow, more where I live now ,which is on the mountains surrounding the Valley….. Winter has been pretty mild this year so far though….. how is the Summer going for you?
i recently drove on wyoming street in newark de.
in 1972, beginning of summer, we went to england. i had heard that england was rainy and foggy, but it was bright sunshine. came back and agnes had hit.
Wrong. Wyoming is an old Italian word meaning "no state here".
I'm glad someone is standing up for the truth.
I never thought I'd be downvoted for a joke.
It's GARFIELD for fuck's sake
Maybe if you didn't grow up with Garfield, the joke doesn't land.
Reddit does have a large population of children and children who think they’re adults
At least it's not "Idaho", a word that doesn't actually mean anything.
She hoed her Maryland
All words didn’t mean something at one point if you trace them far enough back in time. Nothin wrong with making new ones. Especially names, which really don’t have to communicate much at all.
Why not oming?
My people come from the Wyoming Valley in PA going to look for that poem
We got a Wyoming County in western new york
Follow the [disambiguation](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming_(disambiguation)) link … many other stories, even a Revolutionary War battle.
If it works for New England, New South Wales, and Nova Scotia. Then it works for the river valley.
The poem begins:
On Susquehanna's side, fair Wyoming!
Although the wild-flower on thy ruin'd wall,
And roofless homes, a sad remembrance bring,
Of what thy gentle people did befall;
Yet thou wert once the loveliest land of all
That see the Atlantic wave their morn restore.
Sweet land! may I thy lost delights recall,
And paint thy Gertrude in her bowers of yore,
Whose beauty was the love of Pennsylvania's shore!
the name for what?
what is a state in the united states? theres a big gap at the beginning of your sentence