Tuesday, September 19

Jacksonville's Not Part of the Panhandle

This wasn't an obvious answer this morning as we discussed it. Technically, Florida does not look like a pan, so calling one part a panhandle is a little difficult to imagine. If we imagine Florida as a vacuum cleaner, does the handle stay the same? Or, if it's a fishing net, would the handle be the entire frame (all the way across)?

To me, Florida resembles a gun, which would make the panhandle more of a gun handle or grip, putting Jacksonville at the hammer. Hammertown?Turning the state the other way, it's more like a fish tail, and then the fish state even has an eye in Lake Okeechobee. I guess it could be a sock and shoe, too, and then JAX would be the heel.

But we're not heels in Duval.