A creek by any other name…

Kentucky has a lot of alternate words for “creek”, just as Eskimos do for snow. It’s kind of fascinating. Here are the common ones I can recall:

  • Creek
  • Branch
  • Lick
  • Fork
  • Run
  • Crick
  • Kill
  • Brook
  • Trace
  • Ford
  • Burn (definitely inherited this one from the Scots)


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