Language & Lingusitics

Redundant Place Names

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Steve, of Language Hat, in reference to Torpenhow, pointed me to an earlier post of his about redundant place names like that of “‘the Paraguay River’ etymologically means ‘the river river river’.” Steve’s comment of course made me think of the La Brea Tar Pits, or, as my spouse likes to call them “the the Tar Tar Pits.”