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OT: dadgum shire reaves

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, February 25, 2005, 19:05
Just an quick rant to say that I hate, hate, hate the spelling of the
word "sheriff".  I am in general an excellent speller - though getting
worse as I get older - but that word trips me up all the time.

It *looks* like it should be pronounced [S@'rIf].  In my 'lect it's
actually ['SE`r\.If], which makes me want to spell it "sherrif" . . .

That's all.  We now return you to the lunatic survey results, already in