Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 05:21:00 EDT
From: "David A. Johns" DJOHNS[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UFPINE.BITNET
Subject: Re: AWFUL OFFAL
# I was browsing a book for reading teachers the other day and it
# contained a list of homophones. Among them was the set of words
# "awful" and "offal."
# I was just wondering if these are homophones for anyone else
# besides the folks in Englewood Cliffs NJ.
# The thought of these being homophones to me is just awful.
They're homophones for me (grew up in western Massachusetts). Both
In fact, all the words spelled with _off_ have [O] rather than [a]:
_off_, _office_, _offense_ (sports), _offer_, etc. I only get [af] in
words with foreign spelling, like _mafia_ or in abbreviations like