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From: "Jill O'Neall Ching" <>
Subject: Re: Creek/Crick
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 15:44:20 -1000
Hmmmmm John my Mother always pronounced it crick as well, as in
'go down to the crick' Our crick was full of jumpy frogs and tadpoles, and
had a board raft. And this was in the early 60's in California, our suburb
still unpopulated field-like areas. Crick/creek, huh! I am 4th generation
CA, but grammy's husband was from VA, and our Hamrick ancestors came by
covered wagon to Northern CA in 1850. Does anyone else here know if Hamrick
is a S/I name. I have been told it is a 'corrupted' name, but perhaps it
recorded phonetically, any facts/guesses anybody?
: I have always mispronounced the word "creek" as "crick."
: Is there some NI/Gaelic source for this mispronunciation?
: Or is it a western Pennsylvania localism?
: Mass ignorance or what?
: What are "creeks" called in Ulster?
: John Giacoletti
: Cowan, County Down
: McClay, County Tyrone
: Crawford, Anthony, Allen
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