Thursday, 7 February 2013

Origins Of 8 Of The Strangest Place Names In Canada

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Every country has place names that make you scratch your head and say. 'What were they thinking?' Here in the Netherlands we have place names like Doodstil (Dead Silent), Gaarkeuken (Soup Kitchen), Hongerige Wolf (Hungry Wolf) and Rectum (yes, exactly that). So, what have they been thinking when these places in Canada got their names.

1 comment(s):

Rhea said...

I grew up near Salmon Arm, Canada. The lake it's situated on (Shuswap) has three arms, one of them is fed by the Salmon River. Sicamous is up the lake a bit; but the name doesn't really have anything to do with moose.