Geoduck (1881)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Jun 28 00:15:22 UTC 2006

Since the Native word is pronounced vaguely as / 'gwid^k / and the English word is allegedly pronounced as / 'guid^k /,  {geoduck}  is definitely in the running for most fouled-up English spelling of them all.


"Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU> wrote:
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On Jun 26, 2006, at 8:40 PM, Barry Popik wrote:

> I just thought I'd do a re-check on this one. There's not much new,
> and
> still no hint on what "geoduck" means.

check out the Wikipedia page on geoducks. the word is in AHD4 and
NOAD2. oh, and in OED2.

the school mascot of Evergreen State College!

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