To E or not to E?


dougkSunday, 9 August 2015 - 11:00pm

What the original maps say

Did you ever wonder why ...
Some people spell Boulevarde with a final E
there are others who spell Boulevard with no extra E?

Can both be right?

Council, it appears, is confused because some of our local signs have the E at the end but most official Council records show no extra E. Indeed most Boulevards in the world go without an E to finish. Although Hawks Nest of course has "The Boulevarde"! That final E hasn't been washed away - yet.

The image here has been copied from one of the earliest maps for the Cove Village - dated around 1920. There was definitely no extra E back then.

So, should our Boulevards be extra E-less? What do you think?

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<p>Hi Doug,</p><p>Language origins are still important...&nbsp; but in the mixing pot of life we can always Google it for those of us interested...&nbsp; in the UK Boulevarde was always with an e... (English spelling imperialism with French overtones)&nbsp; now I notice it is just Blvd. !!!</p><p>Speaking of missing E&#39;s I also heard that an E was retained but that meant losing the &#39;a&#39; from the end of the Gooreengi road name because it exceeded Council&#39;s limit of letters on road signs !</p><p>all the best and thanks for your ongoing website maintenance...&nbsp; an essential source of community engagement :-)</p><p>regards,</p><p>Darrall and Philippa</p><p>99 Cove Blvd.</p>

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