Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 16:33:39 -0500 From: "Dale F.Coye" 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.