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One pioneer in the area wrote in that "some Indians in search of a new home encamped on a high bluff of the Iowa River near its mouth Kansas was named after the Kansas River, which was named after the Kansa tribe who lived along its banks. Kansa , a Siouan word, is thought to be pretty old. How old? Its full and original meaning was lost to the tribe before they even met their first white settler.

There is no consensus on where Kentucky's name comes from. Exciting, no? Maine is another case where no one is quite sure how the name came about. Maine's state legislature, meanwhile, passed a resolution in that established Franco-American Day and claimed that the state was named after the French province of Maine. Mariana was also proposed as a name, but Maryland's founder, Sir Lord Baltimore, believed in the divine right of kings and turned the name down because it reminded him of the Spanish Jesuit and historian Juan de Mariana, who taught that the will of the people was higher than the law of tyrants.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Bay Colony that preceded it were named after the area's indigenous people, the Massachusett.

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The tribe's name translates to "near the great hill," referring to the Blue Hills southwest of Boston. The state takes its name from Lake Michigan. The English language doesn't really dig words beginning with mn you'll find only one, mnemonic , so early settlers in the region added some i 's and produced a mini sound that they wrote as "mine.

The state is named for the Mississippi River. I hate to pee on Honest Abe's parade, but the word, a French derivation of the Ojibwa messipi alternately misi-sipi or misi-ziibi actually means "big river. As French explorers took the name down the river with them to the delta, it was adopted by local Indian tribes and replaced their own names, and the earlier Spanish explorers' names, for the river.

The state and the Missouri River are both named after the Missouri people, a southern Siouan tribe that lived along the river. Who first used the name, and when, is unknown. John Mason named the area he received in a land grant after the English county of Hampshire, where he had lived for several years as a child.

Mason invested heavily in the clearing of land and building of houses in New Hampshire, but died, in England, before ever venturing to the new world to see his property. Carteret was born on Jersey and served as its Lieutenant Governor for several years. New Mexico and the country it used to be part of, Mexico, both take their name from Nahuatl Mexihco. The meaning of the word is unclear, but there are several hypotheses.

It might reference Mextli or M? Carolina comes from Carolus , the Latin form of Charles. North and South Dakota both take their names from the Dakota, a tribe of Siouan people who lived in the region. People took his description of the river as a translation of the Indian name, though there is no evidence that that was his intention or that that is even a correct translation.

When the Indian Territory was whittled down to what is now Oklahoma, the new territory took its name from the Choctaw word. The origin of Oregon may be the most hotly debated of the state names.

Named in honor of Admiral William Penn. First used in a letter by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, in which he compares an island near the mouth of Narragansett Bay a bay on the north side of Rhode Island Sound to the island of Rhodes in the Mediterranean. Almost two centuries later, British traders came upon a Cherokee village called Tanasi in present-day Monroe County, Tennessee. No one knows whether Tanasi and Tanasqui were actually the same village, though it is known that Tanasi was located on the Little Tennessee River and recent research suggests that Tanasqui was close to the confluence of the Pigeon River and the French Broad River near modern-day Newport.

Tennessee could have come from either one of these village names, but the meanings of both words have since been lost. Texas comes from teysha sometimes spelled tejas , tayshas , texias , thecas , techan , teysas , or techas , a word widely used by the natives of the eastern Texas region before the arrival of the Spanish. The explorers also applied the word as a name for the Caddo people and the area around their East Texas settlement.

Named in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington. West Virginia, formed from 39 Virginia counties whose residents voted to form a new state rather than join the Confederacy, was named after the same queen as the state it split from, though the new state was originally to be called Kanawha. Derived from Meskousing , the name applied to the Wisconsin River by the Algonquian-speaking tribes in the region. The French explorer Jacques Marquette recorded the name in , and the word was eventually corrupted into Ouisconsin , anglicized to its modern form during the early 19th century, and its current spelling made official by the territorial legislature in Halloween has been celebrated in the United States since the s , thanks to Irish and Scottish immigrants who brought over their All Hallows' Eve traditions.

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Another name for the jack o' lantern, at least in s Connecticut. A peak in the Adirondacks shares the name and, according to The New York Times , it might come from the Algonquin Indian words pohqui , meaning "broken," and moosie , meaning "smooth," possibly referring to "the level summit and stunning east-facing cliffs.

In South Carolina, to move like a poke of moonshine is to move slowly and lazily. The term false face originated in the late 18th century, according to DARE , to mean a mask in general, and in the early s came to refer specifically to a Halloween mask. While trick or treat is the norm for bonbon-begging, in s and '40s Detroit, you might have also heard help the poor. Over in parts of California, Ohio, and Minnesota, the candy call might have been soap or eats or soap or grub. Another trick or treat alternative is penny night , at least in southwest Ohio.

The term also refers to the Halloween celebration itself.

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We're not sure what pennies have to do with it except as sweets stand-ins. In , Detroit rechristened devil's night as Angel's Night , a community-organized event in which tens of thousands of volunteers "help patrol and surveil the streets during the days leading up to Halloween. According to quotes in DARE, additional activities might include doorbell ringing, gate removing hence, gate night in some parts of the Northeast , car window soaping, pumpkin stealing, and porch furniture moving.

A variation on mischief night might be mystery night , attested in Essex and northern Middlesex counties, as well as other parts of north and central Jersey. Garden State alternatives to mischief night include goosey night and picket night. If we had to guess, perhaps from goose , meaning to poke or startle. It might have to do with an old Scottish tradition in which young women would pull up cabbages to inspect their stalks.

The thickness of the stalks supposedly predicted whether their future husbands would be thin or portly. Then they would inexplicably hurl the vegetables at neighbors' homes. In parts of s Vermont, clotheslines were apparently the victim of much TP'ing on Halloween eve. Hence, clothesline night. Corn was the projectile of choice in Ohio areas in the late s. After a raucous moving night in Baltimore, you might find anything not nailed down—including gates, flower pots, and porch furniture—moved to a neighboring yard, down the block, or even on the next block. In parts of Ohio, one resident said, the ticktack noises were from the sound of corn being thrown at windows.

Like his other timelines of terms for sex and naughty bits , a great deal of human creativity is on display. The list goes all the way back to , to a term that we still know today dead as a doornail. BY Matt Soniak. Subscribe to our Newsletter! BY Angela Tung. Poke of Moonshine Another name for the jack o' lantern, at least in s Connecticut. False Face The term false face originated in the late 18th century, according to DARE , to mean a mask in general, and in the early s came to refer specifically to a Halloween mask.

Penny Night Another trick or treat alternative is penny night , at least in southwest Ohio. Moving Night After a raucous moving night in Baltimore, you might find anything not nailed down—including gates, flower pots, and porch furniture—moved to a neighboring yard, down the block, or even on the next block. BY Arika Okrent. Turn over the perch 2. Yield the crow a pudding 3.

Put to bed with a shovel 4. Go out with a wooden habeas 7. First Name.

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