The Swede in Mississippi
One of our country's prominent collegiate football teams is the University of Mississippi…always called "Ole Miss". The school's website is also "www.olemiss.edu".
This gives me a chuckle as a Scandinavian kid. "Ole" has always been the name of a Swedish relative, usually an uncle. It's pronounced "Oh-lee". I had a Swedish uncle, a boatbuilder, named Ole.
Shouldn't the Mississippi school call itself "Ol' Miss"…using an apostrophe to replace the understood letter "d"…vis a vis "Old Mississippi"?
I think there's a Swede in Mississippi; and his name is Ole!