Small town in Pennsylvania about 80 miles Northeast of Pittsburgh. Home of Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog (woodchuck). Every Feb. 2 (Candlemas), there is a huge gathering at Gobbler's Knob to see if Phil will see his shadow. This predicts whether there will be 6 more weeks of Winter or and early Spring. The nickname for the town is "Punxsy". "The Ramblers", a singing group in the 1950s, had a pop song called "Punxsutawney Rose". The word Punxsutawney is originally a Native American word. Punxsutawney was first settled by the Delaware Indians in 1723 and its name comes from the Indian name for the location "ponksad-uteney" which means the "town of the sandflies." The name woodchuck also has Indian origins, coming from the legend of "Wojak, the groundhog." The groundhog's full name is actually "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary." It was so proclaimed by the "Punxsutawney Groundhog Club" in 1887, the same year they declared Punxsutawney to be the weather capital of the world. The 1993 film "Groundhogs Day" starring Bill Murray was based on life in Punxsutawney.
Time to go to Punxsutawney to see if Phil is going to predict an early spring!
by Marassa June 04, 2008
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Punxsutawney is a small town in western Pennsylvania. Don't be fooled by the movie "Groundhog Day" Nothing good comes out of this town. The schools are awful and there is a bar on every corner. Town is full of redneck hicks whose small minds cannot comprehend anyone being different from them. So therefore, very racist, sexist, judgmental, ignorant town. Now if you are a racist judgmental hick, then move here! You'll fit in just fine! But if your not...don't move here! If you have to...well...just be prepared. Stay strong. Don't say I didn't warn you.
I am moving out of this shit hole town today! Punxsutawney, you can kiss my religiously tolerant open-minded ass!
by fuckeverythingbutfuckyouthemos December 04, 2010