Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 07:54:38 -0500
From: wachal robert s rwachal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
The pronunciation came up in my large language and Society class. I
explained that I thought the original pronunciation was her-ASS-ment, but
now HARE-us-ment was more commen now for taboo reasons. A young woman in
the back of the class shouted out "It should be her-ASS-ment because ass
is what it's all about!" I invited her to give us more quips but she
never spoke again, alas.