According to the Orlando Sentinel, a city official is trying to change the name “Esparanto” in Orlando to “Esparto” so that it is more easily understood.
The problem, as we explained last year, is that the name is actually spelled “Espora” in Spanish, so the “e” is missing and the “o” is replaced with an “o”.
So, the word “Espor” is rendered as “Espresso”.
This is a huge oversight, as the city should have spelled the name properly.
The newspaper’s report also notes that in the early 2000s, “Eskimo” was used as a term of endearment for people who speak Spanish, a language many other countries in Europe and North America use.
In fact, the name was originally spelled “Espeon” in English, but the spelling changed to “Esquanto” as a response to the US Navy’s efforts to get its sailors to speak English more often.
According to the paper, the new name will be announced on Wednesday.