Lots of folks who have wandered northward on I-95 have observed a sign denoting a river as the Coosawhatchie. Not long after I moved to the Lowcountry, I met Judy Rigg, owner of Palm Key, a resort in Ridgeland.
When I pronounced the river's name as coo-sah-watchie, she corrected me, stating that the term is a combination of the names of two Native American tribes who inhabited the area in bygone days. They were the Coosaw and the Hatchie. Thus, the correct pronunciation is KOO-suh-HATCH-ee.
I just thought some readers would appreciate my efforts to introduce an issue (however trivial) to the letters section other than the endless political rants.
Never miss a local story.
Sun City Hilton Head