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September 20, 2013

There is no town in Virginia called Warrington

Many people not only mispronounce Warrenton as "Warrington," but they also think it's spelled that way. Google searches for "Warrington VA" and "Warrington Virginia" returned over 16,000 web pages.

Here are seven screenshots.


1. flickr.com




2. tripadvisor.com




3. youtube.com




4. ufo-hunter.com




5. talkingpointsmemo.com

This website also misspells Fauquier.




6. dickinson.edu




7. amazon.com

Thanks Jim, for getting it right.

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TodNehman · September 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm
Kudos, Funny piece and one of my Zoo of Peeves (I have more than just a pet peeve). Its like when someone mentions an "Escape Goat" or they say "You are beating it WITH a dead horse"...As the poster said below - Garbage in /garbage out! Thanks for the chuckle!
PattiL · September 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm
But there is a Warrington Branch, VA. Warrington Branch is a stream located just .9 miles from Onancock, in Accomack County, in the state of Virginia.
bestbet · September 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm
It's sort of like our murder of the English language when it comes to
usage of an before the silent h that editors/writers/speakers no longer catch like "a historic week" instead of "an historic week" or using "Mary and me ran" instead of "Mary and I ran" or "John and I am going" instead of "John and I are going" or "He sent Tom and I" instead of "Tom and me"- one would never say "He sent I." Interesting how we do speak! Do they teach such simple rules of grannny more anyhow? Most likeky don't need it with texting abreviated lingo- "garbage in; garbage out days" I suppose.
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