Strange Brew by John Deering

Strange Brew

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  1. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, 4 months ago

    That’s eerie.

  2. Al S.

    Al S. said, 4 months ago

    @Superfrog

    Don’t you mean ‘hhuron?’

  3. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, 4 months ago

    @Al S.

    Probably. Perhaps it’s Lake Inferior.

  4. Al S.

    Al S. said, 4 months ago

    It will always be Gichigami to me.



    Changing your name would be lake mishegas.

  5. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, 4 months ago

    @Al S.

    That’s interesting. I guess Gichigami is the proper name for Lake Superior. I recall Gitche Gumee from The Song of Hiawatha.
    Mishegas is a mystery to me so I googled and found that it means Crazy in Yiddish. Is that what you meant?

  6. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    ‘The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    Of the big lake they called ’Gitche Gumee’
    The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
    When the skies of November turn gloomy’—Gordon Lightfoot

  7. Jim Wells

    Jim Wells said, 4 months ago

    Looks like the Straits of Mackinac have healed. Good bye Bridge.

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 4 months ago

    @Jim Wells

    “the Straits of Mackinac have healed.” There’s a pill for everything these days.

  9. Al S.

    Al S. said, 4 months ago

    @Superfrog

    Mishegas is a mystery to me so I googled and found that it means Crazy in Yiddish. Is that what you meant?
     
    It was; but also a nod and a wink to Lake Michigan.

  10. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, 4 months ago

    @Al S.

    Very good. :)

  11. Al S.

    Al S. said, 4 months ago

    @Superfrog

    That’s interesting. I guess Gichigami is the proper name for Lake Superior. I recall Gitche Gumee from The Song of Hiawatha.
     
    Transliteration — especially subject to audio interpretation and passed through generations — is often inconsistent. Did you ever play the telephone game?

  12. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @Al S.

    In the eighteen eighties there was a small town that needed a name. Someone overheard a visitor refer to the town as “Putzberg” and suggested the name to the naming committee, and the name was adopted.
    .
    Skip to 1981 when a new Jewish radio announcer at the local station mentioned on his talk show the actual meaning of the prefix “Putz.”
    .
    There was a City Council meeting, and the town’s name was changed ten minutes after the minutes were read.
    .
    The town name is now Pittsburgh. (Not Pennsylvania.)

  13. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Hey, lots of human names translate to boasts.

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