Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 00:12:29 -0800
From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET
Subject: Re: hood
Also possibly of interest, and coming from the same
'etnic' neighborhoods, was the pronunciation of HOOD
with the vowel of rude; hoods were the neighborhood
toughs and tough wannabes.
Growing up in NYC, hoods were as you describe them - but it was pronounced
the normal way - i.e., rhyming with good rather than food.