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Author Topic: hooray for the north country!  (Read 3205 times)

Jared

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hooray for the north country!
« on: August 07, 2006, 12:29 AM NHFT »

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Re: hooray for the north country!
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 08:19 AM NHFT »

Yesss I live here

Coos county is the best county in NH
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Pat McCotter

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Re: hooray for the north country!
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006, 06:49 PM NHFT »

Yesss I live here

Coos county is the best county in NH

You live there and you don't even know how to spell it. Let a newcomer to the state tell you how.

Co?s County.
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Re: hooray for the north country!
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 07:45 PM NHFT »

Yesss I live here

Coos county is the best county in NH

You live there and you don't even know how to spell it. Let a newcomer to the state tell you how.

Co?s County.
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You're a newcomer and you don't know what tricks I have up my sleeve.

"Coos County (pronounced "k?'-?s" with two syllables) is a county in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, including the whole of the state's northern panhandle. The two-syllable pronunciation is sometimes made visible using diaeresis, notably in the Lancaster-based weekly newspaper The Co?s County Democrat and on some county-owned vehicles."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coos_County,_New_Hampshire

The "?" is by no means necessary.
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Re: hooray for the north country!
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006, 08:02 PM NHFT »

And then of course there's this building in Stratford Hollow:



(it says Cohos Historic Society)
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Pat McCotter

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Re: hooray for the north country!
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2006, 09:20 PM NHFT »

Well, I guess we Free Staters have some changes to make in the North Country, eh? ;D
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Re: hooray for the north country!
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2006, 03:36 PM NHFT »

I had no idea it wasn't pronounced coos, good thing I never said it when I was there.
So is it coh-ohs? coo-ohs? I don't understand those weird symbols used in the wikipedia explanation.

Also, Swedish is the language that uses the letter ?, (danish has the same letter, but they write it ?), was co?s county named by a Swede?
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Re: hooray for the north country!
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2006, 03:57 PM NHFT »

I think the ? is just to show that it is promounced as a separate syllable.

Pronunciation is Co-ahss.
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Re: hooray for the north country!
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2006, 09:11 PM NHFT »

I had no idea it wasn't pronounced coos, good thing I never said it when I was there.
So is it coh-ohs? coo-ohs? I don't understand those weird symbols used in the wikipedia explanation.

Also, Swedish is the language that uses the letter ?, (danish has the same letter, but they write it ?), was co?s county named by a Swede?

Co (as in Co-op) and OSS as in "ass" with a british accent

And it was named Coos by Americans (or colonists), who took it from the Indians, the word Cohos means pinecone. The umlaut was added later and is optional
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