words ending in 'wo' (e.g. two)

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words ending in 'wo' (e.g. two)

Post by Archived Topic » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:51 pm

'Two' is the only word i can think of ending in letters wo.
how many others are there?
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words ending in 'wo' (e.g. two)

Post by Archived Reply » Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:05 pm

Wo itself is an unusual (except in Scrabble) alternative spelling of woe, John. "Twenty-two" etc may be included as separate examples. I'm sure there will be more lurking in the OED.
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:20 pm

.. hey John .. plenty of placenames end in /wo/ especially in Poland, eg Wejherowo, Wladyslawowo, and Nigeria, Iwo, Owo, and Nauru, Aiwo .. but I guess they don't really count .. the only two that I could locate were >>>
Encarta® World English Dictionary, North American Edition
ba·ba·la·wo (plural ba·ba·la·wo, ba·ba·la·wos)
noun: West Africa fortune-teller: in Nigeria, a fortune-teller
[From Yoruba, the title given to the god of divination]

Totally Unofficial Rap Dictionary
on swo
(adv) Increasing in size, often used in prisons to describe a weight lifter. "My bank roll's on swo" -- Snoop Doggy Dogg (??? [??]).
.. also there are surnames that end in /wo/ but that is about it I think ..
WoZ of Aus. 10/05/04
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