Letter to the editor 3, Oct. 12, 2017

What’s in a name?

Dear Editor,

The popularity of the use of the descriptive term ‘Hudsonites’ sounds pretentious and presumptive to me. I have lived in Hudson all my long life... it would never occur to me to describe myself as a ‘Hudsonite.’ This term is mostly used by newcomers (all people who have come to live here relatively recently.)

We don't hear people who live in Vaudreuil, St. Lazare or Rigaud, for instance, calling themselves Vaudreuilites, Rigaudites, or St. Lazareites. Coteau-du-lacites,or Île-Cadieuxites, or anywhere else-ites.

What does it all mean?

Is it presumed that we are somehow better than anyone else?

Naomi Henshaw


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