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James Baughn

What's up with the extra "e" in Sainte Genevieve?

Posted Friday, June 3, 2016, at 5:00 PM


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  • Another good story James. Thanks...

    -- Posted by mo_ky_fellow on Fri, Jun 3, 2016, at 8:19 PM
  • I live in Ste. Genevieve. I sometimes must misspell Ste. Genevieve when putting my address on an internet order. The extra 'e' does not compute. It is also a problem for the local NOAA weather station. Instead of saying Sainte Genevieve, I have heard it say suite (as in sweet) Genevieve, because Ste. is also the abbreviation for suite. One more note, my voter ID card from the Ste. Genevieve County Courthouse has the name spelled both ways in different places. The phone book also has several St. Genevieve's in it, rather than Ste. Genevieve.

    -- Posted by Observer1 on Sat, Jun 4, 2016, at 6:50 AM