Fire and Hemlock revisited

HSchinske at HSchinske at
Tue Jan 23 19:49:12 EST 2001

In a message dated 1/22/2001 11:18:41 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
owner-dwj-digest at writes:

> >ISTR that the correct pronounciation is something like
>  >"Boo dik ka".
>  Our Grade 5 teacher said it was Bo - add - a - see - a but she might have
>  been wrong. She said you pronounced Massachusetts  (or however you spell
>  that state) as Mass - a  chew - sa.
>  Sallyo.

The original (or at least a better-guess version thereof) was Boudicca, 
pronounced Boo dik ka, and Boadicea was the Latinized form, about which 
Sally's Grade 5 teacher was right, though of course she was dead wrong about 
Massachusetts. Reminds me of Sister Something who taught year after year 
about the Sioux Indians, pronounced Sigh-yucks.

Helen Schinske
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