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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: lucasmembrane
2005-11-06 07:19 am (UTC)
My high school German teacher complained about that... she told us that she learned "cough" as the first instance of "ough", and thereafter pronounced everything that way. Someone finally corrected her when she ordered "duffnuts" (doughnuts).

Ever since then, I've liked calling them duffnuts. Just has such a nice ring to it...
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-11-06 08:22 am (UTC)


The students in Loughborough refer to the town as Luffbra, and pronounce it that way too. :)

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-06 10:50 am (UTC)

Re: Loughborough

Ooh! Good to know.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-06 10:49 am (UTC)
LOL!!!! That's freakin' awesome!! May I call them that now, too? With your permission?
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[User Picture]From: lucasmembrane
2005-11-06 10:51 am (UTC)
But of course!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-06 11:04 am (UTC)
Score! I wish I had a duffnut right now actually. I'd devour it. :)
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