Podunk Article

Dear Cecil, How ironic the article in this email regarding a town called “Podunk” - I was born in a little town called Wadena, Iowa and every since I was a little girl, my parents always referred to Wadena as “Podunk” - and that stuck for years in my mind. They said Podunk derived from an Indian name - and Wadena was an Indian name, but I never knew anymore history than what my parents told me when I was a little girl. I am now 65 years old and Podunk will always be a greater part of my upbringing history :slight_smile: Thank you for the memories :wink:

Sharon Tipton
Clovis, NM

Welcome to the SDMB, Sharon.

A link to the article is appreciated. Providing one can be as simple as pasting the URL into your post, making sure to leave a blank space on either side of it. Like so: http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_132.html

I was in a bar in FLA and the tender asked me where I was from and I said “Podunk PA.” He had never heard the term and thought that Podunk was a real town in PA.