Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 15:55:34 -0400

From: Alan Baragona baragonasa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VAX.VMI.EDU

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?


Alan Baragona


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