Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 19:24:27 EST From: flanigan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Subject: suite/suit Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 10-Mar-1995 07:24pm EST To: Remote Addressee ( _mx%ads-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ) From: Beverly Flanigan Dept: Linguistics FLANIGAN Tel No: Subject: suite/suit Instead of cringing or jeering, try using "set" instead of either /swit/ or /sut/. Although my Minnesota-born parents said the latter, I grew up thinking I _should_ say the former. Now everyone up there seems to say "bedroom set"--a nice alternative, I think. On "Sam Hill": I recall that my mother said this, but I never heard a man say it. Perhaps it was a "lady-like" euphemism for "hell"? But where the "Sam" comes from I haven't a clue. Beverly Flanigan Ohio University Received: 10-Mar-1995 07:24pm