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Your neighborhood English teacher calling. [Oct. 4th, 2005|08:32 pm]
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"Ough" can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.

[User Picture]From: barcodegurl
2005-10-04 09:38 pm (UTC)
arent the pronunciations in scarborough and dough the same? or maybe ive been saying it wrong all along! *gasp*!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-05 08:48 am (UTC)
I think on scarborough that it's a longer ooooooo sound where dough has more of a doo-w, sound, right? It moves from one sound to the next in the same part of the ough, and I think that's the difference.
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