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Re: OT: whore/poor (Was: Re: OT: My wedding pictures)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Thursday, August 7, 2003, 2:52
Tim May scripsit:

> It rhymes in my version of RP, too - [hO:] vs [pO:], I think. (One > point where I diverge from the designations in my dictionary, which > gives "poor" as the example for /U@/).
A recent sound change in RP (say, over the last 50 years or so).
> It scans rather nicely, as well.
Indeed. -- "You're a brave man! Go and break through the John Cowan lines, and remember while you're out there risking life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in here thinking what a sucker you are!" --Rufus T. Firefly