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Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 22 Dec 1999 10:34:27 -0800
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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 11:17:32 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Pronunciation of Boz

Yes, we in the U.S. do pronounce Boz to rhyme with Oz.  Curiously, L. Frank
Baum, who wrote "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is believed to have created the
name of Oz because he was a large fan of Dickens.  There are other theories
for where the word Oz came from, but this theory is my personal favorite.

Tyler Tichelaar