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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 2:12:42 AM  
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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 4:26:53 AM  
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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').
 
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