Vancoover or Vancouver?
Is it Vancoover or Vancouver?
It's actually spelled �Vancouver� but pronounced
�Vancoover�� and though they sound the same the spelling is different which
can be very frustrating to anyone who doesn�t know how its spelled or whose
mother language isn�t English (Canadian English at that)!
Through history, people have come up with many stories
about the name itself and how it is spelled.
From what I�m told in Vancouverite (�Vancoover-ite�)
legend is that Captain George Vancouver was actually of Dutch decent and that he
had to change his name or chose to change his name from Van Coover (two separate
words something like Van Gogh or Van Damme) to the singular one
word spelling of �Vancoover� then changed the actual letters to reflect
the way the English would spell it�
That�s just one theory of how the name Vancouver (�Vancoover�)
evolved and I�d say that it makes pretty good sense especially to anyone
of Dutch descent!
It�s also important to note that there is a
British Columbia (Vancouver or Vancoover, BC for short) here in Canada and there�s also a
Vancouver �Vancoover� Washington (United States) which is about 6 hours drive directly
south along the coast.
The United States Vancouver (Vancoover) is situated right on the border
of the states Washington and Oregon where you�ll also find one of the most
popular wind surfing spots on the West Coast called �The Gorge�.
During certain times of the year, a large number of wind
surfers will travel from Vancouver or Vancoover, BC and other parts of both Washington and
Oregon States and either camp out at the Gorge or get hotels in Portland Oregon
(on the border between the two states) or stay in Vancouver (Vancoover), Washington and travel to the Gorge each day to windsurf.
Some like the camping and some prefer clean beds and
showers every night.
You'll love Vancouver (spelled Vancoover, Vancouver,
Vancuver) BC as it has more
natural beauty than anywhere else in the world!
So if you ever wondered how to say �Vancouver� (Vancoover) now you know
how to spell it and also pronounce it as if it was spelled �Vancoover�.
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