Wednesday, April 13, 2005


So I have learned that there is some dissent, at least between me and the rest of the world, with regards to the pronunciation of the name of the Canadian wilderness area to the North of the Boundary Waters.

It is spelled thus: Quetico

Most seem to pronounce it kweh'-tih-ko, the 'Qu' being like in "queen"

Let me remind everyone that the Franco-Canadian province is "Quebec" it has always been my understanding that the residents of said province pronounce it ke-bek So it only makes sense to me that the wilderness should be pronounced keh'-tih-ko.

This has come to a head as I think I either severely confused, or mildly offended someone with my pronunciation.

Any Comments? Enlighten me!

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