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Old 08-05-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The official website has it as two words, but many times I see it as one (Riverwalk) such as Riverwalk Plaza and the Marriott Riverwalk.

Anyone know why the two spellings?

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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I think two words, like 'tourist trap.'
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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One word. Riverwalk. Just like you said, all the hotels have it as one word.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:18 AM
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A site search with Google seems to show that the only references on the Paseo del Rio Association's web site to "Riverwalk" are in the names of businesses. All other references there to the place and the concept are to "River Walk." That implies either is correct, but the two-word version is more "official."

I'm a little surprised it's not in the FAQ on their web site. I guess as an association they care more about commerce than the use of the name. Spell it either way, just bring your wallet when you visit.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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A site search with Google seems to show that the only references on the Paseo del Rio Association's web site to "Riverwalk" are in the names of businesses. All other references there to the place and the concept are to "River Walk." That implies either is correct, but the two-word version is more "official."

I'm a little surprised it's not in the FAQ on their web site. I guess as an association they care more about commerce than the use of the name. Spell it either way, just bring your wallet when you visit.

Probably what you just said but I always assumed that "Riverwalk" was the name of our river walk downtown.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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Its the local laid back Tejano accent that pronounces as two words. I've always seen is as Riverwalk but I have never been down there. There might be some piranhas in the water :P
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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The official website has it as two words, but many times I see it as one (Riverwalk) such as Riverwalk Plaza and the Marriott Riverwalk.

Anyone know why the two spellings?

Cheers! M2
IMO, the website creator is trying to emphasize walking along the river, then, as a verb, it would be two words. However, if you're referring to it as a place, then, as a noun, it should be one word on this website.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The English rules have changed over the years. River Walk and Riverwalk are both acceptable uses. However, when you intend to use the words more than once, you should decide on how you'd like to write it so that you don't have different forms of it all over your writing. The only time this gets odd is when you need to use a hyphen. But since the Riverwalk is a proper noun and not a compound verb, there's no need for it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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Very good FormerRocket04. I can't rep you so soon but I do agree. The following are from the official Paseo del Rio website too. The first is from 2000 the second is from 2005.

In the 2000 archive of their website their logo for the Riverwalk is all one word.

http://i49.tinypic.com/1o8u53.jpg

By 2005 the logo was broken up but if your read just below the Welcome section it clearly states "Welcome to the Official Website for the San Antonio Riverwalk!" all one word again.


http://i48.tinypic.com/11aa7pg.jpg

I don't even think the Paseo del Rio Association has the official spelling down but it should be all one word. That is the way everyone else spells it. Both are acceptable in the end but it will still look funny to break it up into two words.

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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It's tex mex! Lol
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