Abbots-FORD or Abbits-FERD?

Meme sparks debate over proper pronunciation of city’s name

There is some confusion over the correct pronunciation of Abbotsford in the Lower Mainland.

A meme went viral yesterday about whether the city is pronounced Abbots-FORD, or Abbits-FERD.

The meme sparked a wave of Twitter comments from journalists and citizens debating the phonetically correct sound.

See some of tweets below:

What do you think?

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