yahoo (was: 'Top Words from 2007'...)

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Apr 2 13:38:07 UTC 2008

Most likely yay-hoo is listed first as it's the historical pron for
Swift's term. I'd suggest that you pester the M-W pron. editor, but I
wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

And frankly, I thought Mark's admonishment much more gentle than what
I've been dishing out.

You're simply being very think about the whole thing.

---Amy West

>Date:    Tue, 1 Apr 2008 17:40:33 +0000
>From:    Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Re: yahoo (was: 'Top Words from 2007'...)
>Ah another MAM-ogram.  There was a topic here, of course not
>addressed in his personal attack on me.  I enjoy collecting these.
>What should I call it.  The collective wisdom of contributors to
>this list.
>Of interest here is that no one has heard of the pronunciaton
>YAH-hoo as the majority form, even though that's the way the
> pronounces it.  Very very strange.

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