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Bob the Postman Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation (122* d) RE: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation 13 May 15

The suburb of Victoria BC alluded to in the post of 12 May 15 - 01:15 PM is not Esquimaux but ESQUIMALT, which, according to Professor Wiki, means "place of shoaling water" in Straits Salish. Esquimalt is pronounced as written.

Foreigners (Ontarians and the like) pronounce the name of the BC town "Quesnel" either French-style as "keNEL" or English-style as "KWEZnel", but locals know the secret true pronunciation: "KWEnel".

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