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Denizens and Their Labels

What do you call someone who hails from Delaware or Detroit? Are there really official terms for these things?

Although you may never come across this quandary (or care), it is interesting to note that “authorities” come up with these terms, and sometimes disagree.

If you come from Columbus, Ohio, you would be called a Columbusite (really!), but if you are from Columbus, Mississippi, you would be labeled a Columbian. Apparently those from the local communities know what’s proper and what’s not. I would have never guessed that right on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Continue Reading…