Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Mith242

What would you prefer the people of Arkansas be called?

What would you prefer the people of Arkansas be called?   6 members have voted

  1. 1. What would you prefer the people of Arkansas be called?

    • Arkansan
      4
    • Arkansawyer
      1
    • Arkie
      1
    • Something else (please list)
      0

Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

2 posts in this topic

I think this was discussed a long time ago before the Arkansas forum was separated into different forums. I saw this mentioned in the paper recently and thought I'd bring it back up again. See what people in NWA had to say about it. There were a few other obscure ones I don't think I'd seen before listed like Arkansasan and Arkansian. I admit I tend to use Arkansan and to me it seems to be the most used. But I can see why it bothers some people. But until recent years I hadn't heard of Arkansawyer used and guess I'm having a hard time getting used to it. I also like the term Arkie, but to me it seems more like a nickname than a 'formal' name.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Arkansan sounds better than Arkansawyer or the others but it helps perpetuate the wrong pronunciation of the start name as Ar-Kansas and that bugs me. I recently told a lady in some call center somewhere my address and she said "Oh, you mean Ar-Kansas." No..I mean Arkansas!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.