Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 16:37:49 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: reasonably bizarre anymore!

Natalie! It's the vowel of 'foot', not 'boot'! Nobody (I hope) says

"POOL-its-er"! No wonder it doesn't sound good to you!

I didn't say it didn't sound good to me -- just that I say it [pju].

Either [pu] or [pU] would sound unusual to me, although now that you

mention it, I realize that I've probably heard [pU] and never [pu].

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]