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Conshohocken is a town on the Schuylkill River in suburban Philadelphia. It was historically a large mill town for industry and manufacturing, but after the decline in industry Conshohocken has developed into a center of riverfront commercial and residential development. In the regional slang, it is sometimes referred to as Conshy. The name 'Conshohocken' is Unami-Lenapi (Delaware Indian) for either Kanshi'hak'ing, or "Elegant-ground- place" or, more likely, Chottschinschu'hak'ing, which means "Big-trough-ground-place" or "Large-bowl-ground-place" referring to the large bend in the Tulpe'hanna (Turtle River, or modern Schuylkill).
In 1940, a New York Times columnist noted facetiously that "Some of the residents of Conshohocken, Pa. are concerned because Kitty Foyle's father, in Christopher Morley's novel "Kitty Foyle" (Lippincott), uses the name of their town as a swear word. Others think that it may help advertise the town. One thing is sure—it makes a rattling good cuss-word."
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