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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby marvin gardens » Nov 23rd, 2012, 10:58 pm

Wow this new name was chosen on the basis of an online survey...Hardly objective...And the recommendations of a former History prof. Well, I suppose that says it all.
Sounds similar to how the politicions decided Winfield should become Lake Country which describes a region not a community.
Oh, Almost forgot.. didn't .the same mental flatulence prevail in renaming Westbank West Kelowna.
You didn't ask but to me they will always be the Queen Charlotte Islands, not Haida Gwai..
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby dirtybiker » Nov 23rd, 2012, 11:31 pm

Chances are, in my lifetime, I will never call it anything
other than the old road, unless with sarcastic overtones!
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby The Equalizer » Nov 24th, 2012, 9:50 am

What's really stupid ( besides that terrible name ) was that the online voting could be manipulated and I truly believe it WAS.

If you voted and then cleared your cookies ...the system didn't realize you were ever there and you were free to go vote again and again and again. I know because I tried it to see if the DLC was really that imcompetent. They were.

Some nimwit pushed that name through.

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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby solrac » Nov 24th, 2012, 12:37 pm

The Equalizer wrote:What's really stupid ( besides that terrible name ) was that the online voting could be manipulated and I truly believe it WAS.

If you voted and then cleared your cookies ...the system didn't realize you were ever there and you were free to go vote again and again and again. I know because I tried it to see if the DLC was really that imcompetent. They were.

Some nimwit pushed that name through.

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According to the news release] (http://www.okanaganway.ca/2012/11/counc ... %E2%80%9D/), "372 votes" with 41% (152) for Pelmewash. A useless statistic if in fact it was possible to vote twice or three times or one hundred. It would be interesting to know how many different IPs were represented. Wouldn't be surprised if 100 of the 152 came from the same computer.
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 24th, 2012, 1:25 pm

Hmmmmmmmmm............. do over, do over, do over, :D
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby xjeepguy » Nov 24th, 2012, 1:54 pm

Thats got to be close to the worse name for a street anywhere in the OK . Are there any funnier names ?
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 24th, 2012, 2:11 pm

I sure can't think of any.

In fact the more I see it, the more I can't help but think, that this was the result of some misguided politician(s) lame attempt to suck up to those of native ancestry, whether they wanted it or not.

More than anything I'm curious as to whether the name actually means anything to Okanagan natives, because when I see the term anglicized it can mean just about anything?
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby xjeepguy » Nov 24th, 2012, 2:33 pm

Lake Country Drive would have rolled off the tongue nicely .
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby solrac » Nov 24th, 2012, 2:34 pm

http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/180537751.html

""A lot of our place names got truncated when Europeans came and they couldn't pronounce them properly," said Ruby Alexis, a cultural researcher for the Okanagan Indian Band. "That makes it hard to translate some of our place names."

In her work to find and document place names that may have been lost over the years, Alexis has come across the word Pelmewash as the original name for Wood Lake on early maps produced by the Hudson's Bay Company.

But she has yet to confirm beyond a shadow of a doubt that the name is actually part of the Nsylixcn language spoken by the Okanagan Indians that first lived in the area and plans to speak with elders and others who have expertise in the area to further research the name.

"I like it when we find old names," she said. "I'm fairly comfortable that (Pelmewash) is one of ours. It would be nice to have a translation. We can't always translate the names but I will try to."

Alexis says the end of the name Pelmewash (ewash) means a narrowing and could refer to the narrowing of Wood Lake where it joins Kalamalka Lake near Oyama.

Okanagan Indian Band chief Byron Lewis was thankful that the district had chosen to honour his band's history with the new name, even though he had never heard of it before.

"I think it's a nice gesture," said Lewis. "One of the things we'd like to do is do some research and talk to our elders about the name and make sure it's correct. But it's a nice gesture and something we appreciate."
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby John500 » Nov 26th, 2012, 3:12 pm

Can hardly pronounce it so I will call it the old hiway. Am sure many will do same.
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby SmileyEyes » Nov 26th, 2012, 4:55 pm

Another DLC blunder...stupidest name ever!!! :spinball:
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby coffeeFreak » Nov 26th, 2012, 9:44 pm

xjeepguy wrote:Thats got to be close to the worse name for a street anywhere in the OK . Are there any funnier names ?


Ragged Ass Lane (Yellowknife)...
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby tarasbulba » Nov 27th, 2012, 7:47 am

Come by Chance, newfoundland hahahahahah
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby coffeeFreak » Nov 27th, 2012, 8:09 am

It could be worse people. The Brits could have named it... :127:

Funny British street names:

• Bitchams Mead
• Bonar Place
• Bugger End
• Bummers Hill
• Bulcock Street
• Butt Lane
• Butts Court
• Butts Street
• Cackle Street
• *bleep* Lane
• Cockshot Road
• Cracknuts Lane
• Crapple Lane
• Crazy Lane
• Crotch Crescent
• Dicky Lane
• Droop Street
• Dumber Lane
• Dyke Close
• Faggots Close
• Fanny Street
• Gay Street
• Gropers Lane
• Hoare Road
• Holebottom
• Itchin Close
• Knob Lane
• Leg of Mutton Road
• Loonies Court
• Manlove Street
• No Name Street
• Nutter Lane
• Nutter Street
• Pant-y-Pistyll
• Petty France
• Piddle Lane
• Rotten Row
• Shagg Hill
• Shaggs Meadow
• Slag Lane
• Smellies Lane
• Sodom Lane
• Squeeze Guts Alley
• The Knob
• The Shutt
• Tomtits Lane
• Tongue Lane
• Trash Lane
• Warning Tongue Lane
• Weevil Lane
• Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate
• Willey Street

http://www.thecareerbreaksite.com/funny-british-street-names
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby Deeoars » Nov 27th, 2012, 6:19 pm

Some of those are just as bad maybe even worse but some are a lot better.I think we could pick one out of that list that we could live with.
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