Geoduck (1882)

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Thu Nov 7 16:57:51 UTC 2002

> >>> sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM 11/07/02 06:54AM >>>
>  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.
> A. Murie

yep, gooey duck. The gooey-er the better. Just as Puyallup isn't
poo-yallup, but rather pyu-allup.

Peter R.

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