Friday, April 4, 2008
Did you mean "Ottowa"?
Ottowa (for Ottawa)
"Ottowa" for Ottawa is a high probability typo. The typo is most likely caused by mispronouncing the word. My point is not to start an argument on the correct Canadian and/or U.S. pronunciation, although many folks agree on "AH-ta-wa." When the word is pronounced as "AH-tow-wa," however, then the misspelling begins. A Google search of "Ottowa" hits 340,000 entries plus the helpful hint: "Did you mean: Ottawa."
Picture: Peace Tower at Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada, during the Spring Tulip Festival.