[ des pleynz ]
/ dɛs ˈpleɪnz /
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
a river in SE Wisconsin and NE Illinois, flowing S to join the Kankakee River in forming the Illinois River; part of the Illinois Waterway. 110 miles (177 km) long.
These Plain Words Have Very Odd Origin StoriesOver the years, these words have gone on a journey from signifying creepy, strange, antithetical, and even paranormal ideas to taking on the standard meanings we know and understand today.
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