Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 23 01:12:15 UTC 2006

At 3:47 PM -0500 12/22/06, Mark A. Mandel wrote:
>Sally Donlon <sod at LOUISIANA.EDU> writ:
>Well, the cheer for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL, or
>Ooh La La) has long been "Geaux Cajuns!"
>Shouldn't that be "G{u}eaux" to keep the G hard?
Or "Gheaux", as in ghoti (but not pronounced [f]) or spaghetti.  Or
even "Gaux".  But as Sally and Bill note, the "Geaux" has become
standard in Cajun country.

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