A resident of Provo?

Greg Pulliam pulliam at IIT.EDU
Thu Jan 3 20:00:48 UTC 2002

Would that it were Provolone.


>>I figure that *somebody* on this list may know this one.
>>I am in need of the one-word term for a resident of Provo (the town in Utah
>>where Brigham Young University is located). Since i work in Provo, i figured
>>i could just informally ask some natives of Provo what they call themselves,
>>but i've gotten conflicting answers from them. So far i've gotten
>>(approximately in order of descending frequency): Provoan, Provoite,
>>Provonian, Provan, Provoer. About half the respondents have given Provoan,
>>but some of the others have explicitly and spontaneously told me that
>>whatever it is, it's *not* Provoan.
>>I've looked in a few places where i'd expect to find answers to this sort of
>>thing, and i've come up blank.
>>(I don't even *want* to try to know what residents of Skull Valley, Utah are
>>called! :-] )
>>Is this just a situation where i get to roll my own?
>>David, who uses Waldorfian for residents of Waldorf, Maryland
>>David Bowie                                   Department of Linguistics
>>Assistant Professor                            Brigham Young University
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Greg Pulliam
Department of Humanities
Illinois Institute of Technology

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