CHAT: Pronunciation of Slough
|From:||Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 12, 2000, 7:38|
> Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 00:20:34 -0700
> From: Barry Garcia <Barry_Garcia@...>
> >(I STILL have no idea how 'slough' should be pronounced.)
> One way is said like "slew" (dictionary writes the pronunciation as
> "slou"), and it's a swampy area, like the nearby Elk Horn Slough
> another, as my dictionary pronounces is "sluf" which is what snakes do
> when they shed their skins.
The name of the town Slough (10 miles west of Heathrow airport) is
pronounced to rhyme with cow.
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)