Call For Stories: New Jersey's Passaic River
ROBERT SIEGEL, host:
Yesterday, we invited listeners to submit their stories and photos about a river in northern New Jersey, the Passaic, or as listener Bill Walker, who was born in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, corrects us, Passaic.
He writes: Passaic, two syllables. The only people who use the three-syllable pronunciation are New York announcers who never bother to learn the correct way to say this word.
MELISSA BLOCK, host:
Hey, I'm a native daughter of Brooklyn. Who's he calling a New York announcer?
(Soundbite of laughter)
BLOCK: Either way, Robert, we were planning to tell the story of this remarkable waterway later this fall. This is the river that Alexander Hamilton envisioned as the key to young America's economic success. And as a result, it was used and abused for centuries.
So if you have any recollections or pictures of the Passaic or Passaic River in northern New Jersey, please send them to river at npr.org.
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