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Quay and Key Spelling and Pronunciation

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David, a rideshare driver in Virginia Beach, Virginia, wonders about all the residential developments he sees with names containing the word quay. Usually pronounced KEE, quay is another term for “wharf.” The use of quay in these names may involve what Entrepreneur magazine dubbed newstalgia, or constructing something to feel old even though it’s actually new, or fauxstalgia, a yearning for a time in the past even though you never actually experienced it yourself. This is part of a complete episode.

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