This has bugged me for years – ever since I moved to the South in 1994.
I think smokey should be spelled with an “e”.
Like monkey, donkey, Smokey Robinson, Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey the Bear, Smokey Bones BBQ and Grill, etc.
That’s why this drives me crazy:
The Great Smock-ee Mountains.
They might as well have put SMPLY BUDIFL too…