Juan de Fuca

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Fri Mar 2 16:26:58 UTC 2001

"Boatti, Stephen" <SBoatti at TVRATINGS.COM> writes:

Why is that salacious? Fuchsia is pronounced 'fyoo-shuh.'

And often misspelled *fuschia, as people who know the pronunciation try to
figure out the spelling and, not unreasonably, take refuge in the German
graph <sch> = "sh". I presume it was named after someone surnamed "Fuchs",
which is pronounced [fju:ks], rhyming with "Luke's".

-- Mark A. Mandel

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