A resident of Provo?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 18 05:00:14 UTC 2001

At 10:06 AM -0700 12/18/01, David Bowie wrote:
>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.
no votes for Provosts?

I always wondered where they came from...


More information about the Ads-l mailing list