Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 13:00:12 -0500
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: drouth etc.
The first time I went to a wedding as child, I thought that the bride and
groom promised to "plight" their "trough" (with an /f/). I took the
locution to mean that they were to share their food from then on. I didn't
figure out what they were really promising until I studied Chaucer.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu