Unoriginal Lake Naming

Minnesota is known as the “Land of Lakes”, but that sobriquet would better fit Canada. Canada has so many lakes that just naming them takes a lot of work. Manitoba commendably named 4,200 bodies of water after individual Manitoban soldiers who gave their lives during World War II.

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Did geographers just get lazy by the time that they reached these two lakes in British Columbia? No. The British Columbia Geographic Names Office gave this body of water the official name of Another Lake because that’s literally what local residents have called it since at least 1946. The Office rejected the name when it was originally submitted in 1968, but eventually accepted the common usage. And Another Lake has a similar origin story.

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Source: neatorama

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