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(6ABC Philadelphia)   Two found dead after swimming in Murderkill River. Maybe they should have gone swimming in the lesser known Lifesaver River   (6abc.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Delaware, Rescue, 21-year-old man, Search and rescue, Delaware State Police, SOUTH BOWERS, 21-year-old Kevin George Jr., Emergency medical services  
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2020-07-01 10:45:38 PM  
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2020-07-02 12:16:05 AM  
You can cruise that river soon enough.

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2020-07-02 1:09:28 AM  
Subby, do you play life on easy mode?
 
2020-07-02 1:12:28 AM  
Nice to know some places live up to their name.
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Huge disappointment
 
2020-07-02 1:13:59 AM  
From Philadelphia? I wonder if they had to drive the sure-kill expressway to get there.
 
2020-07-02 1:25:21 AM  
What about Skittles creek?
 
2020-07-02 1:37:58 AM  
I dunno, Lifesaver River sounds awfully sticky...
 
2020-07-02 1:40:40 AM  

Iczer: I dunno, Lifesaver River sounds awfully sticky...


Ain't the first time you've been covered in sticky fluids and sadness.
 
2020-07-02 1:42:24 AM  
After not swimming....
 
2020-07-02 1:54:35 AM  
I mean, Stayalivecomfortably River is my go-to when I get the river swimming itch.
 
2020-07-02 1:58:02 AM  
They obviously name it Murderkill for a reason. Likely not for its safety record.
 
2020-07-02 2:05:20 AM  
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Ominous
 
2020-07-02 2:10:50 AM  

creckert: Nice to know some places live up to their name.
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Huge disappointment


I found Donal Trump's Fark account.
 
2020-07-02 2:12:42 AM  

kayanlau: They obviously name it Murderkill for a reason. Likely not for its safety record.


It was named by Dutch immigrants.

Mother is from the word "modder", which means filthy or muddy.

Kill is from the word "kille", which means river.

Later, when the English took over the area, they did the same thing they always do and added river to the name again, making it the "Muddy River" River.
 
2020-07-02 2:13:23 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: kayanlau: They obviously name it Murderkill for a reason. Likely not for its safety record.

It was named by Dutch immigrants.

Mother is from the word "modder", which means filthy or muddy.

Kill is from the word "kille", which means river.

Later, when the English took over the area, they did the same thing they always do and added river to the name again, making it the "Muddy River" River.


Murder, not mother. (Damn autocorrect!)
 
2020-07-02 2:24:31 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: Steampunk Gallagher: kayanlau: They obviously name it Murderkill for a reason. Likely not for its safety record.

It was named by Dutch immigrants.

Mother is from the word "modder", which means filthy or muddy.

Kill is from the word "kille", which means river.

Later, when the English took over the area, they did the same thing they always do and added river to the name again, making it the "Muddy River" River.

Murder, not mother. (Damn autocorrect!)


Place-name histories are fascinating. Few days ago I learned the origin of "Grape Street".
 
2020-07-02 2:52:50 AM  
creek, stream or brook?
 
2020-07-02 4:00:35 AM  

Kalyco Jack: From Philadelphia? I wonder if they had to drive the sure-kill expressway to get there.


It's pronounced Skool-kill.

/peeeeeve
 
2020-07-02 4:04:51 AM  

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Ominous


Yeah, but that only happens over a few days once a month.
 
2020-07-02 4:05:59 AM  

GloomCookie613: Kalyco Jack: From Philadelphia? I wonder if they had to drive the sure-kill expressway to get there.

It's pronounced Skool-kill.

/peeeeeve


I've only ever heard it slurred more as "skoogle".
 
2020-07-02 4:12:31 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: GloomCookie613: Kalyco Jack: From Philadelphia? I wonder if they had to drive the sure-kill expressway to get there.

It's pronounced Skool-kill.

/peeeeeve

I've only ever heard it slurred more as "skoogle".


I live in Schuylkill County. Trust me.
 
2020-07-02 4:26:53 AM  

GloomCookie613: ArcadianRefugee: GloomCookie613: Kalyco Jack: From Philadelphia? I wonder if they had to drive the sure-kill expressway to get there.

It's pronounced Skool-kill.

/peeeeeve

I've only ever heard it slurred more as "skoogle".

I live in Schuylkill County. Trust me.


Oh, no, I know it's supposed to be pronounced "skool kill", I've just only ever heard it pronounced (to my ears) as "skoogle" (the 'oo' as in 'book').
 
2020-07-02 5:07:46 AM  
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I guess for the two that survived...
 
2020-07-02 6:29:11 AM  
It sounds like folks without strong water skills and no ocean awareness won a Darwin award. I know I'm sounding like an asshole, but unknown waters are dangerous. The ocean is scary powerful, and drunk floating down a slow (was it Tennessee?) River is nothing like being in the ocean, especially near an inlet. And I'm a person completely comfortable in crazy ocean conditions. I will still check out new areas very cautiously though. If I die from drowning, it will be because I was knocked out cold or trapped. These folks died of ignorance.
 
2020-07-02 7:45:35 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: kayanlau: Mother is from the word "modder", which means filthy or muddy.

Your

mom maybe.
 
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