Geoduck (1882)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Nov 7 14:54:07 UTC 2002

On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 09:54:34AM -0500, sagehen wrote:
>  I note that OED gives /geoduck/  the pronunciation: 'GEE OH DUCK.
> When I lived in Washington state in the late 40s, the prevailing local
> pronunciation of /geoduck/ was 'GOO EE DUCK.  Perhaps Maberry, Gilbert &
> other current NW residents can tell us if this is still true.

The pronunciation is unquestionably GOO-ee-duck. The OED's pronunciation
is in error and will be corrected.

Jesse Sheidlower

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