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Old 2020-11-10, 00:35   #12
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It would be a fun campaign if he were on an extended visit to Ossining.
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It would be a fun campaign if he were on an extended visit to Ossining.
Ossining. A community in New York State. I take it that there is something special about it?
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Ossining. A community in New York State. I take it that there is something special about it?
I was wondering too. And I think I found: the Sing Sing prison.
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Ossining. A community in New York State. I take it that there is something special about it?
I was wondering too. And I think I found: the Sing Sing prison.
Bingo!

It seems the name comes from an aboriginal American name (variously transliterated) that rhymes with "sing sing" and means "stone on stone." There is (or was) a quarry there. The village was named Sing Sing, but after the residents got tired of their town being identified with the prison, they changed its name to Ossining. Alas, the prison's name was subsequently changed to "Ossining Correctional Facility" but, fortunately, the name Sing Sing has stuck to the prison.

Its location gave rise to the expression "up the river" for prison.
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I was wondering too. And I think I found: the Sing Sing prison.
Ah! Now I get it. People living in that area would talk about Sing Sing like folks in my area would talk about Michigan City (IN) or Eddyville (KY). There's also the federal in Terre Haute, IN.

Sorry for going off-topic.
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