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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Clak-ho-har’yah.
 
At Fort Vancouver the medium of intercourse is a mixture of Canadian-French, English, Indian, and Chinese. An Englishman goes by the name of Kint-shosh, a corruption of King George; an American is called Boston; and the ordinary salutation is clak-ho-haryah. This is explained by the fact that the Indians, frequently hearing a trader named Clark addressed by his companions, “Clark, how are you?” imagined this to be the correct English form of salutarion. (Taylor: Words and Places.)   1
 


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