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  • proper n. A large city straddling the border between Kansas and Missouri, USA.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in western Missouri situated at the confluence of the Kansas River and the Missouri River; adjacent to Kansas City, Kansas
  • n. a city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri


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  • Alcides Escobar of the Kansas City Royals has been the best glove at shortstop this year in every metric while being by some measures the worst-hitting regular player in modern baseball history.

    The All-Field, No-Hit Shortstop Returns

  • MAR-GO! and in Kansas City a radio station passed out Margo masks when the Sox came to town.

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults

  • I wanted to show our friends Don and Adele Hall from Kansas City the newly renovated Blair House, which is right across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.

    Barbara Bush

  • After two years playing baseball and football at Arizona State, Jackson was signed by the Kansas City Athletics in 1966 for an $85,000 bonus.

    The Greatest Game

  • One weekend in November, Evan decided to stay in Kansas City after his session with Dr. Horsehead rather than drive back to Lawrence.

    Some Fun

  • And Hunter would point out that the Kansas City Royals had traded Piniella to the Yankees for Lindy McDaniel, then a thirty-eight-year-old, over-the-hill starting pitcher.

    The Greatest Game

  • On June 15, Weiss traded Martin to the Kansas City Athletics for no one in particular.

    The Greatest Game

  • Every Friday of the following year, after Calculus, Evan drove back home from college to Kansas City to see Dr. Horsehead; some days it seemed he was merely exhibiting his continuing status as a member of the living.

    Some Fun

  • Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, Emanuel Cleaver, the former mayor of Kansas City and head of the National Conference of Black Mayors, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus will soon introduce legislation that creates a Gulf Coast recovery and empowerment initiative.

    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama to the National Conference of Black Mayors

  • Just eight months later, I was a little puzzled when the Provincial said she would like me to move to Kansas City to be Directress for the girls.

    The Grace to Race


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  • There are two Kansas Cities? Life is so complicated :-(

    November 21, 2009

  • Further proof that we can run... but we can never hide from other Wordies! Good detective work, ptero.

    November 21, 2009

  • Or, as they say in nebraksa, an internatile airpot and a bus despot.

    November 21, 2009

  • I always describe the difference as: one has an international airport (KCMO); the other (KCK) has a Greyhound Bus Depot (or did).

    November 21, 2009

  • Yes, it's likely the comma to blame. Or else the system knew that there are two Kansas Cities: one in Missouri and on in Kansas. The good barbecue is on the Missouri side.

    November 21, 2009

  • Yep. Sorry.

    November 21, 2009

  • Oh, you're talking about Pronunciations...

    November 21, 2009

  • ... but I didn't make my recording on this page. Why is there no recording on the Kansas City, Missouri page (where I made my recording?)

    November 21, 2009

  • I've just tried it, and it worked normally from both its own page and the list page.

    November 21, 2009

  • I listed this word as "Kansas City, Missouri", but Wordnik ignored the Missouri part. Is the comma to blame?

    November 21, 2009