Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Do You Know The Way - - -


To pronounce the name of this park?

Let's play a little "pronounce that name" game, OK? Leave your suggested pronunciation in my comments.

No, I absolutely do NOT promise not to laugh if your entry is funny - - - that's all part of playing this game. But you won't hear me laugh anyway, so what difference will it make?

HOWEVER - - - if you are really UP on your Indiana history, and you KNOW FOR SURE how to pronounce it - - - send me an e-mail instead of putting it in the comments. (keepiedaniece (at) Let's not ruin it for "the rest of us."

WARNING: If you live in Indiana and THINK you know how to pronounce the name of this park - - - be very careful - - - most Hoosiers pronounce it WRONG. In fact, there are two popular Hoosier pronunciations - - - both equally incorrect. MOST of the DNR employees at Ouabache State Park pronounce it wrong.

I'll give you one big huge gigantic hint: It is a FRENCH word.

I'll post the answer in a few days.

OK - - - guess away!!!



J.J. said...

hubby's guess is "Wah-bah-shey"


lilmomma said...

Hmmm I've heard of this lovely place before...and it's definitely one those tricky things. I will say it was originally named by the Miami Indians...the French just didn't feel like they liked the name I guess and changed it to something they thought was easier. Can't wait for people to know what it really is. It's shocking.

Holly said...

Well, OK. You know I'm a born Hoosier, but I've never heard of this park. If it's French, it would be "wa-BOSH," but people handily butcher French words when they become Anglicized, so, hmm. This of course sounds a lot like Wabash. So maybe this is a trick question! Hee hee!

Jojo said...

Stump the readers...hmmm...okay....we-ba-she.

Ann in the UP said...

OK, I'm not a Hoosier, but we in Michigan don't always pronounce things the French way. I present to you-----"Detroit". So my guess would be "Wabash".

Ann in the UP

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well, we lived for awhile in Pittsburgh, a part of the world where the town of "Versailles" was pronounced "Ver-sales" and "Dubois" was "Doo-boys" so .... I'm thinking that "Ourbache" is pronounced "Throatwarblermangrove."


Actually I should email you cause I do know how to pronounce it. Do I win a million dollars? I could use that.


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Wabash...wabashee...My aunt used to live on a lake titled:
true Massachusetts and the locals call it Webster Lake...means "you fish on your side, I'll fish on my side and no one will fish in the middle"

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I don't know. I just came to read what others guessed :)

shannon i olson said...

oooh fun! hmm how about
guaranteed to be wrong cuz I have a knack for saying things wrong!!

Kristin - The Goat said...

ahh heck I have no idea, but I'm still laughing over Patti's comment! "THe locals call it Webster Lake." hahahahahaha