Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 16:33:39 -0500
From: "Dale F.Coye" CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: pshaw
My Grandfather said it shaw and I see that W3 lists it the same way, but
notes it could be any number of other noises expressive of irritation,
displeasure, etc. An older form found in Shakespeare is spelled foh, or
faugh which some scholars tell us was meant to be sort of a pffff! expressing
disgust. Many readers give it a spelling pronunciation like foe or faw.