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  • It is amazing to think that she began her education with only the memory of the word wawa for water remaining from her infancy.

    The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

  • For the Akan culture originating from Western Africa the name wawa aba is a symbol of persistence.

    Adidas "wawa aba" Africa Cup of Nation match ball

  • Kadachan, with some show of enthusiasm, said he liked to travel with good-luck people; and dignified old Toyatte declared that now his heart was strong again, and he would venture on with me as far as I liked for my "wawa" was "delait" (my talk was very good).

    Travels in Alaska

  • Saja tells me that she had a hard time translating the word "wawa" so she kept it as it is: "To a Sri Lankan Maid, on Her Day I see you upset.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008

  • (I actually muttered the word "wawa" at that point.

    African Gothic

  • At the moment she simply feels blessed, lucky to have a wawa when her poor friends don't get one.

    Charlie Condou: The three of us

  • She has noticed that nobody on CBeebies has a wawa and nobody in her storybooks has a wawa.

    Charlie Condou: The three of us

  • And the next time Catherine went to yoga, her thoughtful teacher included a wawa snake exercise for everyone.

    Charlie Condou: The three of us

  • I told her that I didn't know exactly, but that it was probably her daddy or her wawa.

    Charlie Condou: The three of us


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  • Yolngu Matha - brother.

    June 6, 2009

  • It is fun to say; that's for sure. :-)

    June 6, 2009

  • There's what I get for not re-checking my facts on Wiki before posting...reesetee is right. There does exist a Wawa, ON which I was aware of having a friend who grew up near, but I made too many connections.

    (Did I mention the word is onomatopoeic? If you can't tell, I think that's totally awesome.)

    June 6, 2009

  • :-D

    June 6, 2009

  • It has spread to southern Virginia, where I can get those awesome Philly soft pretzels!! :)

    June 6, 2009

  • Not quite. The stores were named after Wawa, PA in the United States, which is where the company is still based. (I used to live in the next town over.) Canada geese also inhabited the Delaware Valley (still do), which is where the town is located.

    I don't believe the company has yet spread to Canada, though I could be mistaken.

    June 6, 2009

  • This is the Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indian word for goose. Hence, on those ubiquitous convenience stores across the northeastern US and Canada, you can see small drawings of geese. The stores were actually named after the town of Wawa, Ontario, which was named after the geese.

    This word is onomatopoeic.

    June 6, 2009