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.