Master Wordsmith

Mordechai Schiller is the master wordsmith!

His column “Glub, N.Y.” (December 11) set me off on a place name voyage of my own. We have a town near here named after a search engine: Alta Vista, VA.

The cheapest gas around is in Nitro, WV — right next to Hurricane, WV. Who says oil & water don’t mix?

The pronunciation of Sequim, WA, is enough to make you squirm: You don’t pronounce the “e.” It’s “Squim.”

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Steve O’Keefe, AUTHOR, SET THE PAGE ON FIRE: SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL WRITERS