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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)