|Frequently Asked Question
About Ouija Boards
|The very first thing I want to say is...Ouija is supposed to be pronounced We-Ja, not Wee-Gee. On
the original William Fuld boxes, it states: "Pronounced We-Ja". The box (from 1920) is shown
above. Unfortunately, some people never pronounce anything right even if they're told how to say
it. (From working at Wendy's, I've heard dozens of people ask for "extry breadsticks" or Mozzarelly
Chicken Sandwiches" so the problem isn't only related to the word Ouija.)
Everyone is always asking me if I still collect "them Wee-Gee" boards. Usually, I just walk away and
pretend I don't know what they're talking about. (My friends do it just to make me mad) Because
of this widespread mispronounciation, the newer boxes say, "Whether you call it Wee-Gee or Wee-ja,
the Ouija board spells fun." This is something goofy that Parker Brothers did to humor the people
of this world with mispronounciation problems. Yet another reason that Parker Brothers should
have never inherited the company (in my opinion, that is).
If you ever see me in person...please say We-ja. :) Okay...on with the FAQ.
|THE ORIGINAL OUIJA - 1891 Charles Kennard
WILLIAM FULD/PARKER BROTHERS - Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
HASKELITE/HASKO - Page 1 J.M. SIMMONS - Page 1
OTHER MANUFACTURERS - Page 1 Page 2
HAND-MADE BOARDS - Page 1 Page 2
BOXES - Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
PLANCHETTES - Page 1
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