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@rustingbridges​ replied to your post:

is that where the word ontario comes from

Pretty much?

Apparently some people claim it’s actually “big lake” (or the more influenced-by-the-English-name-for-the-region translation “great lake”), and I seem to have misremembered *which* Iroquoian language it was, but everyone seems to be in agreement that it’s about impressive lakes. Because unlike the Cucamonga Desert, we have us some goddamn lakes.

(I guess that means there’s a little bit of Hillhillhill Hill going on with Lake Ontario, but anyway.)


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