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.
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