Re: Pronunciation - POP O'SHA
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- Subject: Re: Pronunciation - POP O'SHA
- From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
- Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 10:17:53 -0600 (MDT)
On Thu, 28 May 1998, Jeff and Carolyn Walters wrote:
> > Weippe is a Nez Perce word (I'm not certain what it means) and is
> > pronounced WE-eye-p.
> > Puyallup is also an Indian word, pronounced PEW-all-up.
> Thanks, Lane - now I have these words on file for handy reference. BTW, the
> iris named for Popo Agie Creek on the Wind River Indian Reservation is Pop
> O'Sha (Woodside, '69).
> Jeff Walters in northern Utah (USDA Zone 4, Sunset Zone 2)
Is POP 0'SHA pronounced Pup o' shuh or what? I remember when this
iris was popular and it was pronounced POP (as in a loving reference to
dad) O'SHAY. In other words Pop O'shay, an elderly Irish gentleman! Many
people wanted to know who the gentleman was. No offense intended...this
was the pronunciation I heard. Also, POPS CONCERT (a concert of the Boston
Pops Orchestra) by Ken Waite of MA was corrupted to POP'S CONCERT, a
concert by or for an elderly gentleman. Ah, the wonders of folk
etomology! It never ceases.
Enid Lake, MS 7/8