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August 05, 2003

Nova Scotia is not New Scotland

Mike Campbell discusses mysterious effects of place name translations. Particularly irritating is the habit of calling Nova Scotia "New Scotland" whether as an affectation in English or a mistranslation into French.

What about Saskatchewan? Should I now call this province, Swift River?

No Mike, you should call it Sasquatchewan! It's all part of the plan.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 5, 2003 10:46 AM