I subscribe to various "lists" covering a variety of interests through the Internet. In one of these I noticed that another poster noted that she lived in Megalong Valley, New South Wales, Australia. I wrote her the following note off-list:
My question is this: Exactly how long is a mega-long valley? A million times longer than a regular long valley? Sorry if you don't appreciate this; just the thought of a megalong valley tickled my funnybone.
Erica M. kindly responded with the following:
Relax, I've got a sense of humour
Canada seems to have a similar 'problem'; my family is Canadian, and when I lived there we lived next to Lake Katchewanooka, and our local indian tribe was the 'Kickapoo' - had me in hysterics as a nine-year-old.
Incidentally, Megalong Valley is quite a small valley as valleys go... doesn't deserve its name... but in the local Aboriginal tongue 'Megalong' apparently meant 'valley under the cliff', which is certainly appropriate.
Long time Ecphorizer and current Editor of all things Ecphorizer, Tod enjoyed a varied career in telecommunications having cut his teeth at Ma Bell, then getting in on the ground floor at Rolm working on digital PBXs, getting a light workout at Raynet while installing fiber optic transmission systems, and finally working at Cisco Systems prior to retiring.
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