Today's Word of the Day hits close to home, literally. I'm not from Vietnam, but I don't live too far from Bassett Street in Madison. I asked around today, and it's true: Bassett Street was nearly changed to "Ho Chi Minh Trail" in the 1970's in protest of the Vietnam War. This is yet another case that lends credibility to Madison's nickname of "The People's Republic of Madison" or "60 square miles surrounded by reality".
Of course, the folks at the Cap Times were quick to point out that their 77square blog boasts a more accurate reading of Madison's square mileage.