Date: Fri, 16 Dec 1994 11:10:04 -0600
From: Michael M T Henderson mmth[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FALCON.CC.UKANS.EDU
Subject: Re: pigs, hoick
In my native Scotland, citrus sections are called "liths", perhaps
because they are rock-hard by the time Brits see them.
We didn't say "hoick" (it's actually the pronunciation of Hawick, my
family's home town), but we did say "houck", violating the Sassenach's
constraint against /aw/ before [+grave] consonants. Also, a silly person
was called a "gouk".
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