Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 07:54:38 -0500 From: wachal robert s Subject: harassment 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. Bob Wachal