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Archive for September 18th, 2014

“Bunkum” As A Superlative

In searching through Newspapers.com for early uses the word “bunkum,” one of our state’s greatest (perhaps the greatest?) contributions to the English language, I found an interesting article from the Philadelphia World reprinted in the Asheboro Southern Citizen of July 26, 1839. Regular readers of our “This Month in North Carolina History” series remember that […]

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