Post by RH Draney Post by Whiskers
When it first appeared in the trendy foody magazine articles and
shops, few people knew where it came from. New words starting
with a Q are sometimes of Chinese origin and meant to be
pronounced as Sh or Ch, which is probably why 'sheen wha'
happened. 'Kwin oa' is just the straightforward English
pronounciation of the word.
So that's how you'd pronounciate it?...
I'm reminded of a latter episode of Michael Feldman's "Whad'ya Know?"
before it moved to a podcast-only venue
One of the reasons I refuse to donate to Public Radio (any more) is that
every time I did so, the local station took off the air one of my
Having grown up hearing Whad'ya Know every Saturday from 10 to noon, I
was resigned to hearing it at the less convenient 11 to 1. WNYC then
began broadcasting the first hour only. It then broadcast only the first
hour but not live, and repeated it later in the weekend.
Apparently the arrangements for the show to come to NYC had been made
long before the station deserted it, and (as we learned from the tape-
delayed broadcast) Michael Feldman was disturbed that he wasn't getting
any calls from local people. At least, on that one occasion instead of
repeating Hour I during the second time slot, they played Hour II.
It was Jim Packard's last show.
They stopped broadcasting an hour of it a few weeks later.
Similarly: the annual visits of A Prairie Home Companion to Town Hall
were a huge success and would sell out immediately, tickets were used
as premiums during Pledge Weekandahalf, etc. Last month, they were still
trying to hawk tickets to Live From Here the morning of the performance.
(I was surprised it was renewed after its first 13-week run.) He who
must not be named -- Garrison Keillor -- routinely had big stars from
both Broadway (Joel Grey almost every year, for instance) and opera,
whereas I never heard of any of the guest performers this time round.
Post by RH Draney
...the "Town of the Week" had
been selected as some place where a major industry was the extraction of
kaolin, which the Chinese-American announcer assumed was pronounced "cow
! Diversity in Milwaukee!