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    Re: Ugly words

    Let us not get into the pronunciation of English place names, or Scottish come to think of it.
    My favourite Scottish place name Grandtully and surname Menzies.
    There is a long list of English names and places, the best known Worcester, Leicester, Greenwich.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Ugly words

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    Was Quebec named by the French, who claimed the area, or by the English who later conquered it?
    When Wolfe captured the city of Quebec is was called exactly that, long since, by the French. The British retained the name and the city remained predominantly French.
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    They'd be Kebek, Kanada.

    Definitely get rid of Q and C. Entirely obsolete.

    I'd not rubber-stamp Kwibek, that's just not how it's ment to sound.
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    Re: Ugly words

    There is a coffee shop in our neighborhood named "Que's"

    I have heard a number of pronunciations over the years.
    Can you guess the owner's name?
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    I just got that . lol

    sorry bit slow this morning....worked Melbourne cup yesterday.

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