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 Poinsettia FundRaiser

Hello Baseball Families!!!

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving?

Celebrate your love of the season with beautifully fragrant...


These are the freshest most vibrantly colored flowers around.

We guarantee it!

Won't you help those hard working athletes of the Plano West Baseball team?

What You Need to Know - Below!

More Information:  Click Here Goto the Forms & Extra Info Page
Why: Raise funds for the Plano West Baseball Teams
When: Orders Taken Until November 20th
Plant Info: Pointsettia (Red Petals); 16" Tall in 6.5" Pot
Cost: $10/Container; checks made payable to PWBBC (download your donation tax form)
Why II: We Need Everyone's Help!
Funds Are Needed Now for Team Dugouts, Locker Rooms and On and On.
Guarantee: Costco is our supplier...
should your plant suffer a premature death count on Costco for a speedy & thriving replacement
Pick Up: December 3rd at the Costco Plano location; time to be announced
plants loaded by your favorite player
Contact: Donna Holstrom, 469-867-5767 or dmHolstrom@yahoo.com

How should the word poinsettia be pronounced?

Is it "poin-set-ee-ah," or "poin-set-ah?"

One professor says they both could be slightly off.

"My guess is that it was closer to what a British pronunciation of the word would be, and that's ‘poin-set-ya,'" says Vincent Pecora, chairman of the English Department at the University of Utah.

Pecora says the word was coined in the early 19th century by a French man named Poinsett.

An "ia" was added to name the plant, so it's safe to assume the "I" is supposed to have a sound.

The professor says the two different pronunciations probably came from regionalization.

He says his friends in New York add the long "e", but people in the south leave it out.

"If you say it like ‘poin-set-ya,' you could see how, perhaps, some people took that to mean ‘poin-set-ah' and other people turned it into ‘poin-set-ee-ah,'" Pecora says.

He says it's not uncommon for us to say something wrong so often that the wrong word can feel like it's the right one.

"Think of how many people will say, instead of saying ‘regardless,' they'll say ‘irregardless.' Now, ‘irregardless' doesn't exist as a word," Pecora says.


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