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“Cumtuxiana”!

I transcribed this jocular musing on rampant borrowings into frontier-era Western US English, from the Daily Alta California newspaper, 3 August 1851, page 2, column 2 (top). There’s quite a trove of what… Continue reading

Our Jargon, and frontier humor

From the real olden days when frontier California, for US settlers’ purposes, was northern California, and an integral part of Cascadia.