Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 21:47:00 -0700 From: THOMAS CLARK Subject: Re: culinary excesses [snip] Alice Faber writes: of course, CIA refers to the _Culinary Institute of America_, training ground for > high-priced members of the union about which Tom writes. [[note for tourists: > it's in Hyde Park NY, near the FDR Library, and has several restaurants on > premises, so the budding chefs can practice...]] Now that I'm thinking about > it, I don't know whether I'd say /kyu/-linary or /kull/-inary (as in _cull_ or > _pull_, which have the same vowel for me); I can't imagine /ku/-linary. Alice: Just think of all those pigeons in Hyde Park: coo-coo-coo! They were all trained by the CIA. :-) tlc