Here again is a lovely post about words and people. It’s from Sesquiotic.wordpress.com
On a scale from squamous to squeamish, how would you rate Squamish?
Do you know where it is? Or what it is, even?
For me, Squamish is where you can buy Whistler day passes at a discount and get your coffee on the way there. For at least one person I know, it’s where Quest University is. For a lot of people, it’s the midpoint between Vancouver and Whistler: It’s at the north end of Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky Highway.
But what makes it stand out is not Howe Sound but how it sounds. It doesn’t have the V-neck verve of Vancouver or the crisp sifflation of Whistler. It has the sounds of squat and squeamish and qualms and a balance of the scaly words squamous and desquamation and such like. And it sounds so wishy-washy at the end, not firmly squam but just squam
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