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#25637 - 04/06/01 12:27 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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Oregon - organ

Organs come in three kinds: the harmonica, the kind the monkey trainer cranks by hand ,and the kind that fills an enclosure.


#25638 - 04/06/01 12:34 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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The schwa is optional - "organ" is quite acceptable. But we'll run you out of the state if you say Oree-Gone.




#25639 - 04/06/01 12:51 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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I can't stand it, she said, her lips twitching with repressed laughter:

Could people who live in Oregon be called Oreganisms?
OrGonads? What say, Geoff? [oh boy I'm asking for it now e]


#25640 - 04/06/01 01:38 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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The schwa is optional - "organ" is quite acceptable. But we'll run you out of the state if you say Oree-Gone

Thanks for that. I would never have said Oree-Gone, but it's nice to know that my schwa would be tolerated. I wonder if there are any USns on the board who cold guess the correct pronunciation of Gisborne, the town where my wife grew up. (Give it your best shot, Jackie)


#25641 - 04/06/01 02:29 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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who cold guess the correct pronunciation of Gisborne, the town where my wife grew up. (Give it your best shot, Jackie)

Here's a cold guess, Sweet Max: omnascient?




#25642 - 04/06/01 02:37 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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Even we would not pronounce "Gisborne" as "omnascient", but, yes.


#25643 - 04/06/01 03:12 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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The words to describe Gisborne: the name of one of Robin Hood's enemies, Sir Guy of Gisborne. A French sounding name, but I'll bet it was not pronounced the French way, the city having been named after Sir William Gisborne.


#25644 - 04/06/01 03:18 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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Aksherly, Bill if you be a Nu Englandah, you might just stand a chance of gettin' it right.


#25645 - 04/06/01 04:18 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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Could people who live in Oregon be called Oreganisms?
OrGonads? What say, Geoff? [oh boy I'm asking for it now e]


Well, Ms Grand and Glorious Poobah, them folks in Eye-O-Way call it Aura-Gone. Now that it's really upper Californica, they're right, the aura IS gone! Most folks say Ory-gun. The name may well derive from the French word, Ouragan, meaning hurricane. Lotsa French names hereabouts, thanks to the French fur trappers of days of yore. Lotsa wind, too, especially around Salem, the capital, when the legislature's in session.


#25646 - 04/06/01 01:10 PM Re: Words to describe people  
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the French fur trappers of days of yore
The days of yore are gone in Oregon.


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