Date: Sun, 27 Feb 1994 06:47:19 -0600 From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU Subject: Re: Unpredictable British local pronunciations All the talk of British pronunciation reminds me of an "I Love Lucy" episode of 40 years ago (!). Lucy, Ricky, Fred & Ethel decide to visit Europe. Their first stop is in London. They walk down a street needing directions and Lucy says "O boy, aren't we lucky we're in a country where they speak English!" She stops a guy in a bowler and asks for help. And of course, the man is very nice, but what comes out is completely incomprehensible. Tin Frazer