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Canada: the English & the French ...

 
 
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:12 pm
@djjd62,
Thank you, djjd.

I should have done that myself! Wink
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:14 pm
@msolga,
well i didn't know until i looked it up

i was guessing an anglicized native people's name for the area
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:15 pm
@msolga,
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/George_Vancouver_portrait.jpg/200px-George_Vancouver_portrait.jpg

Quote:
Captain George Vancouver RN (June 22, 1757 " May 10, 1798) was an officer in the British Royal Navy, best known for his exploration of the North-West Coast of North America, including the shores of the modern day Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. He also explored the southwest coast of Australia.

Vancouver Island, Canada, the cities of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver, Washington, USA, and Mount Vancouver on the Yukon/Alaska border are all named after him.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Vancouver
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:17 pm
@msolga,
he was quite the busy boy
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:18 pm
Uhm, it doesn't appear that that post explains the origin of the name. George Vancouver was a midshipman with Cook, and so was with Cook when he (Cook) first explored those coasts. For that reason, it made good sense for the Admiralty to send him out to survey those coasts.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:19 pm
Oops . . . i didn't see those later posts until i had replied . . . never mind . . .
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:20 pm
@djjd62,
He certainly was a busy boy, djjd!
Even ventured into Oz territory! Surprised
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:24 pm
Have you been going around this weekend reviving your old threads, Miss Olga?
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:29 pm
@Setanta,
No, I was genuinely wondering where a name like "Vancouver" came from, Setanta. It's a really unusual name, when you think about it. And I kept seeing it in the news ...

(As for the other thread ... I finally wanted to understand what this Tea Bagging stuff was all about. Kept meaning to ask & kept forgetting ...)
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:34 pm
@msolga,
Quote:
Kept meaning to ask & kept forgetting


welcome to the " over-the-hill " club !
we need all the help we can get ...

greetings from canada
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 13 Feb, 2010 05:46 pm
@hamburgboy,
Greetings back to you, hamburger!

Long time no see!
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