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March 09, 2004

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I am curious if any Flea-readers have visited Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Britannica reports the lake is commonly known by another name which, while perhaps more practical, is less evocative of human nature.

Lake, central Massachusetts, U.S.

Located in southern Worcester county, near the town of Webster, the lake's Indian name is reportedly Nipmuc (Algonquian) for “You fish on your side; I fish on my side; nobody fishes in the middle.” Not surprisingly, the lake is commonly called Lake Webster.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 9, 2004 10:23 AM

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I have. My great aunt used to live in a long-term care facility with a view of this lake. The name is bigger than the body of water.

Posted by: Rue at March 9, 2004 01:59 PM

I love that "DIESPAMDIE" addition to your email address!

Posted by: Ghost of a flea at March 9, 2004 02:02 PM

I live on this lake.....

Posted by: Seger at May 17, 2004 06:46 AM

I was born and raised on this Lake back in 1951. My Father, Harold McPherson was the President of the Kildare Island Club back then in the early to mid 50's.

Posted by: BevK [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 9, 2005 01:01 PM