2)While the town is indeed named Willimantic (from an Algonquin word) the word is also spoken with a disdainful tone, in order to disparage the area and it's people, as it has seen economic hard times, after local industry moved in the 1980's.
"Wow, her folk's are gonna get a big bill!"
" Maybe for the ambulance,...but the cops- that's Willimantic."
2)"So, did you hear a student passed out from drinking too much?"
"Yeah, I hear she was talking about how she couldn't find any heroin in Heroin Town, before she lost it."
"Man, that's so Willimantic, I thought she was from Fairfield!"
"Well, at least she didn't call it Willi Rico, she could of gotten in big trouble!"