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How do you pronounce ‘poinsettia’?

As the Boise State Broncos prepare to do battle with Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, we at KBOI 2News were presented with an unusual dilemma. Nobody could agree on how to pronounce the name! We took to the streets to see if locals had a clearer idea of the correct pronunciation, but people in the Treasure Valley seem to be split 50/50 as well. Half say four syllables, while the other half say three. The red flowery plant has been a holiday tradition since the 1800's, but the debate seems to rage on/KBOI. More here.

Question: How do you pronounce "poinsettia"?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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