Why "sh" pronunciation in "sugar"?

Michael B Quinion michael at QUINION.COM
Tue May 7 17:51:58 UTC 2002

#A subscriber asked me about this a little time ago. I'm no expert on
#sound changes in English, but I cobbled together a piece, which is
#archived at
#  <http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/sug1.htm>.

This should be


Whoops and double whoops. You're right, of course. When I can't give
a reference correctly to my own Web site, perhaps it's time for the
slippers and shawl so I can doze by the old fireside ...

Michael Quinion

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