Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 00:12:29 -0800 From: Rima & Kim McKinzey 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. Rima