Talk:Pouce Coupe

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Good Article Candidate??[edit]

This is one of several articles about towns in BC that I have come across which I consider to be models that other articles should aspire to match. Have those doing the work here considered taking this through the Wikipedia:Good articles/Candidates process? See also Wikipedia:Good articles KenWalker | Talk 23:40, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Name[edit]

In Akriggs 1001 BC Place Names" the authors say it came from a Sikanni trapper who was nick named by French Canadian voyageurs because he had lost a thumb in an accident with his gun. They say that Simon Fraser also mentions the trapper as early as 1806. I have the book out from the local library at the moment if the cite is wanted. --KenWalker | Talk 05:12, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Please do add this and attribute to the author. The origin is not known definitively but there are several theories (and variations on each theory). The most common that I have encountered is one about Chief Pooscapee of the Beaver tribe. Near as I can figure the prairie that the village (and the city of Dawson Creek) is situated upon is named after a person and then the village was later named after the prairie. --maclean 04:21, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

In "Lower BC" this is almost invariably pronounced as if it were French, i.e. Poos Koo-PAY, yet I see on List of names in English with counterintuitive pronunciations that it, allegedly, is pronounced like the original "Pouskapie / Pooscapee"....any verification on this, i.e. how do local residents say it, and is there an official pronunciation? the IPA from that page could be copied here, if it's right.Skookum1 (talk) 04:47, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

I have never heard the "Pouskapie / Pooscapee" one, but have heard both /ˈps.kʊˈp/ and /ˈpsˈkp/ (three syllables vs. two). But I have no idea which is the common way for locals to say it. Indefatigable (talk) 16:32, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Population[edit]

Population total in intro does not match that in the demographics section. Which is correct?