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    For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    I'm unsure. And when I wiki'd it, it gave some greek letter in the pronounciation. I'm reasonably sure it doesn't rhyme with Fluff. I was saying it as though it rhymed with Cow. Anyone know?


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    Re: For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    It rhymed with "cow" on the UK Office.

    Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough, it's not fit for humans now.

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    Re: For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert View Post
    It rhymed with "cow" on the UK Office.

    Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough, it's not fit for humans now.
    Cool. Then I was saying it right. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks!


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    Re: For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    Albert speaks the truth, the vowel sound is the same as cow.
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    Re: For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    Brittish are funny speakers.

    They say "lewtenant" as "leftenant". It's adorable.
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    Re: For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    It's like in the rockabye baby song-- "When the bough breaks.." I would imagine slough is pronounced the same as bough.

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    Re: For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    Quote Originally Posted by Donal View Post
    Brittish are funny speakers.

    They say "lewtenant" as "leftenant". It's adorable.
    Army Pronounciations have always confused me.

    Corps= Core ?
    Colonel = Curnel?

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    Re: For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    Colonel-

    Originally Latin colonella meaning "column" to designate the leader of a column of men. In French, coronel. Used in French form in English due to French influence in 15th century England and second syllable kept shortening. Eventually changed back to a latinate spelling with French pronunciation.

    Kind of the same deal with corps. Comes to English through French.

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    Re: For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    Well... Now I just need to figure out rapidshare and I can start uploading episodes of Good Omens for you folks as I finish em.


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    Re: For the Brits on the board, how do you pronounce 'Slough' as in the town?

    Quote Originally Posted by Donal View Post
    Brittish are funny speakers.

    They say "lewtenant" as "leftenant". It's adorable.
    That one has always bothered me. Where the fuck did that come from?

    I certainly don't say it anyway. I refuse to.

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