Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 16:19:28 -0500

From: jeffrey howard allen jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]INDIANA.EDU

Subject: Harassment

Sexual Harassment has been a hot topic in the business sector for some

time now. I have always heard Harassment pronounced /ha ras mEnt/ in the

NW, in Indiana, and lately in Illinois in our section meetings about the


However, I heard it pronounced /hair Is mEntNT/ on CNN Headline news the

other day by an American announcer. I recollect having heard it

pronounced this way by British colleagues as well back in France.

Are their regional variants of this word in the US? How about in the UK,

English-speaking Canada, Australia, etc?

Jeff Allen