Date: Tue, 8 Feb 1994 22:53:51 -0800 From: THOMAS L CLARK Subject: Re: Sluff/Slough On Tue, 8 Feb 1994, Peter Trudgill wrote: > The British Rail announcer must have been joking - EVERYONE in > Britain knows it's pronounced /slau/ - witness the famous John Betjeman > poem > > Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough, > It's not much good for people now---- > > (Second line isn't right, but it does end in "now".) > Peter Trudgill Peter, haven't seen you since that glorious week at METHODS whichever in Victoria, B.C. (though my students are very familiar with your books). But your remind me: Though slew is sluff and slough is /slau/ We're tough enough (or is it /nau/) To cough it 'ough.' Enuff for nough? Cheers, tlc