Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 09:17:36 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: AWFUL OFFAL Out of curiosity I consulted several dictionaries to see how 'offal' is listed. Most listed two pronunciations for 'offal', one with "short o" sound [a] and one with the "aw" sound. A couple of 1950s dictionaries used the vowel sound in 'order' for this word and for 'awful'. All gave entries that would indicate homophony for at least some speakers. DMLance