Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 15:55:34 -0400 From: Alan Baragona Subject: Re: ough At 10:36 AM 7/25/97 -0700, Peter McGraw wrote: >From one of those "Did you know..." lists that bounce around the Internet, >followed by a comment from my son: >1) Are there parts of the country where "slough" (i.e., the body of >water) is pronounced other than [slu:]? > I pronounce the verb "slough" with a final /f/. Perhaps that's what's intended in the quotation rather than [slu:]. >2) I presume that on the East Coast "Scarborough" has a schwa rather than >an [o] as its final vowel, yes? > Yes. Alan Baragona alan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] You know, years ago, my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be . . ."--she always called me 'Elwood'--"In this world, Elwood, you must be oh, so smart or oh, so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me. Elwood P. Dowd