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Post by JayKitty76 » April 6th, 2021, 6:12 pm

JoannaHoyt wrote:
April 6th, 2021, 6:02 pm
I used to think of "slough" in the noun sense as rhyming with "bough" but have heard "slew" more recently... maybe it's a regional thing? I see both listed online. (I'm from New England...)
I’ve never heard of slough pronounced “bough”- that’s a completely foreign idea to me. Here in California we say “slew”... I live like five minutes away from one so that’s how I know.

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Post by TriciaG » April 6th, 2021, 6:13 pm

Just don't pronounce it "sluff" (like "tough"). :lol:

EDIT: Which, by the way, is the proper pronunciation for the verb "slough" as in, for a snake to slough off (shed) a skin, and (noun) for the shed skin thereof. :roll:
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/slough
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Post by JayKitty76 » April 6th, 2021, 6:26 pm

TriciaG wrote:
April 6th, 2021, 6:13 pm
Just don't pronounce it "sluff" (like "tough"). :lol:

EDIT: Which, by the way, is the proper pronunciation for the verb "slough" as in, for a snake to slough off (shed) a skin, and (noun) for the shed skin thereof. :roll:
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/slough
Good to know! It's interesting how many ways the “ough” ending can be pronounced.

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Post by maxgal » April 6th, 2021, 10:45 pm

OK, everyone, here it is, the definitive commentary on "ough": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZV40f0cXF4
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Post by schrm » April 7th, 2021, 11:19 am

so, that is approximately how i learned my vocabulary lessons in school...
:D :clap: :lol:

reminds me of the poem, that deals with just such stuff.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 7th, 2021, 2:39 pm

There was a young lady called Psyche
Who was heard to ejaculate "Pcryche!"
For while riding her pbych
She ran over a ptych
And fell into a hedge, which was pspyche.
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Post by Bookworm360 » April 7th, 2021, 6:42 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
April 7th, 2021, 2:39 pm
There was a young lady called Psyche
Who was heard to ejaculate "Pcryche!"
For while riding her pbych
She ran over a ptych
And fell into a hedge, which was pspyche.
Did you make that up? It’s hilarious! :lol:
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Post by JayKitty76 » April 8th, 2021, 10:38 am

Bookworm360 wrote:
April 7th, 2021, 6:42 pm
SonOfTheExiles wrote:
April 7th, 2021, 2:39 pm
There was a young lady called Psyche
Who was heard to ejaculate "Pcryche!"
For while riding her pbych
She ran over a ptych
And fell into a hedge, which was pspyche.
Did you make that up? It’s hilarious! :lol:
I second that. It’s very clever :lol:

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Post by maxgal » April 8th, 2021, 10:51 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
April 7th, 2021, 2:39 pm
There was a young lady called Psyche
Who was heard to ejaculate "Pcryche!"
For while riding her pbych
She ran over a ptych
And fell into a hedge, which was pspyche.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by wib66 » April 11th, 2021, 3:58 pm

Two words I find difficult to say and have to do at least 5 repeats when recording

Physician and Vicissitudes

:D :D :D

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Post by maxgal » April 11th, 2021, 4:18 pm

wib66 wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 3:58 pm
Two words I find difficult to say and have to do at least 5 repeats when recording

Physician and Vicissitudes

:D :D :D
Ah, but what if the physician gasped at the sloughing vicissitudes of the slough?

...As you can see, "gasped" is still my most unfavorite. :shock:
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 11th, 2021, 7:10 pm

As the kookaburra said, try and wrap your laughing-gear around the Welsh LL- sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQBGOb7iQZ0

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Post by GraceBuchanan » April 12th, 2021, 2:30 pm

wib66 wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 3:58 pm
Two words I find difficult to say and have to do at least 5 repeats when recording

Physician and Vicissitudes

:D :D :D
I have several words like vicissitudes that I stumble on because of their repeated sounds, like "si". I break their syllables up with hyphens or slashes, and bold or underline the stressed syllable: vi-ci-ssi-tudes. Easy fix for me. I hope it helps you.

But stumbling on them makes fun bloopers...
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Post by maxgal » April 16th, 2021, 1:41 pm

Prestidigitation.
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Post by Bookworm360 » April 16th, 2021, 4:05 pm

maxgal wrote:
April 16th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Prestidigitation.
I LOVE that word, just for its sound and spelling.
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