Where are we?

Published: 11/27/2019 8:24:55 AM

Thoughts to ponder. We have Easthampton, Northampton, Southampton and Westhampton. Consider the spelling of each. Easthampton and Westhampton; directionally, each is seemingly correct. Agreed? Northampton and Southampton not so much.

Stay with me now . . . take a gander at these names. When breaking the names, East-hampton and West-hampton are directionally correct. Agreed? South-ampton and North-ampton not so much. So, if the spelling of these last two is acceptable in our lexicon — then . . . where’s Ampton? Hmmm?

Hornswoggled? Read it again. Whodathunkit!

Ed Gregory


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