Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 16:19:28 -0500 From: jeffrey howard allen 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 topic. 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