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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Re: What is SO funny about Sheboygan?

I could retort with a simple "what ISN'T funny about Sheboygan?"

But I won't.

My grandfather published two books entitled "Odd and Peculiar," and "More Odd and Peculiar:" collections of strange place names, a couple from each state.

Sorry, but he didn't pick Sheboygan. In the first book, he picked Wauwatosa and...wait for it...Baraboo. In the sequel, he chose Beloit, Racine, and Allouez. Those names don't seem all that funny to us in Wisconsin (well, except for Baraboo), but to out-of-staters, they're just weird.