Naming of Fairdealing, Missouri
Missouri is probably the premier storehouse of interesting place names, surpassing even such repositories of placename oddities as California, Texas, and Arkansas. As a sample, Missouri has (or once had) Barely Do, Devil's Elbow, Enough, HenPeck Creek, Jerktail, Loose Creek, Old Dishrag (school and community), Peculiar, Rocky Comfort, Tightwad, Useful, Veto, Whoopup, and also Fairdealing.
Cohen, G. L. (1993). Naming of Fairdealing, Missouri. Names: A Journal of Onomastics, 41(4), pp. 271-275. Maney Publishing.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1179/nam.19188.8.131.521
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