[Ads-l] Do Iowans think "caucus" is Algonquian?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 29 13:47:14 UTC 2016

Today near the beginning of the second hour (first 7 minutes or so) of "CBS This Morning" I heard an Iowan say " 'Caucus' is an Algonquian word meaning ..." .  One of the two origins discussed by OED2 ("not yet fully updated"), both characterized as without any direct evidence.

Unfortunately I did not hear what he thought it meant, and if his name was displayed I missed it.  Perhaps someone can listen to a recording and recover the missing information.


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