A resident of Provo?

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Dec 18 18:35:34 UTC 2001


I know where provosts come from (and so do you). How about Provolones?


>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...

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