fwd: The Word Hoosier Resolved

Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Mon Jul 19 15:10:18 UTC 1999

This came unexpectedly into my mailbox over the weekend. The question isn't of
much interest to me now, but I do tend to react with automatic skepticism to
LOTS OF UPPERCASE, careless grammar, and claims of Truth. Does anybody here have
a knowledgeable evaluation of this one?

-- Mark

   Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist and Manager of Acoustic Data
  Mark_Mandel at dragonsys.com : Dragon Systems, Inc. : 617 796-0267
 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02460, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com/
                     (speaking for myself)
---------------------- Forwarded by Mark Mandel/Dragon Systems USA on 07/19/99
11:04 AM ---------------------------

"Randy Hooser" <tnrustic at integrityonline12.com> on 07/16/99 05:26:48 PM

Please respond to tnrustic at integrityonline12.com

cc:    (bcc: Mark Mandel/Dragon Systems USA)
Subject:  The Word Hoosier Resolved

  I noticed you had a 1997 question about the word "Hoosier". Your "Hoosier's
Men" question will be answered as well. Our answer to your 1997 Hoosier question
can be found here.  You will find that it satisfies your need for facts and
TRUTH.  An Indiana Linguistics Journal published this work on April 1999.


  Too bad for Hoosier Historians they have embarrassed themselves with
nonsensical theories for 166 years. Jacob P. Dunn can be dismissed with a series
of Old Oxford English dictionary inquiries.  Why would any scholar forget to
check the OXFORD version of Websters??  You must know that the word "HOOZER"
does not appear in Oxford English Dictionaries until 1896. Now how can this be?
The word HOOSIER is derived from HOOZER (says Mr. J.P. Dunn) and HOOSIER is
dubbed in Indiana in 1833.  He would make more sense if HE CLAIMED THE REVERSE
IS TRUE.  All of the currents theories are nonsense.  Cyber in and hear the
Hoosier family version.  The beauty is you can verify EVERYTHING in scholarly
type fashion.

Scholarship is more than a word, it should be a way of life for all


PS  The Linguistics community - One  and the Hoosier Historians -- ZERO.

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