Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 16:37:49 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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]