Friday, November 7, 2014

Fact of the Day: Aqua City

Detroit, Michigan get its name from a French name for the Detroit River. As le detroit du lac Erie means "the strait of Lake Erie" in French. 

13 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

You speak French as well.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's interesting. I didn't know that.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I had no idea. Adam, you are the Ken Jennings of the blogging world.

Margaret D said...

That's interesting. I find it fascinating how place got their names.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Interesting! Sure not pronounced the French way though, LOL!

Pat Hatt said...

Guess those Quebec people named it, huh? lol

Christine said...

interesting

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That one is news to me

Pilar Domínguez said...

I have never thought of Detroit as a French word. Interesting. Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting. I didn't know this.

John M said...

I learned something new.

Caro * said...

Nice fact. Have a great weekend Adam :)

bj said...

Had no idea Detroit is a French word