Thursday, September 17, 2009

Whanganui gets spelt right

Put it in!

"The New Zealand Geographic Board has recommended the spelling of Wanganui be changed to include the controversial 'h'."

"In the end we could not overlook the fact that Wanganui is not correctly spelt and it is a Maori name that is of significant cultural importance," Dr Grant said.

"Historical evidence has shown that early settlers clearly intended the name of the city to be derived from the Maori name for the river, and consistent modern usage of the language showed the spelling should be Whanganui, not Wanganui."

Good result, now get ready for the bleating of that nobody laws.

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