Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 08:16:00 EDT From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU> Subject: Harassment The alternatives to harass reflect euphemistic practices. harASS (and harASSment) sound too much like HER ASS; HARassment (and HARass) have increased. (-ment follows regular rules depending on stress on the bisyllabic) Note the similar use of Uranus. urAnus sounded too much like YOUR ANUS, so (following Sagan's lead in Cosmos) a URanus pronunciation became more popular than before. I treat Uranus in more detail in a Maledicta article of a few years back. Dennis Preston <22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]> changing to