food [?] (service) words

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 10 19:32:47 UTC 2007

At 1:00 PM -0500 12/10/07, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>3) the SEGUE BAR:
>I have recently been told this is standardly pronounced "seg-way", as
>in the two-wheeled motorized pogo stick.  As in "seg-ment" and
>"weigh".  OED agrees, II interpret correctly.
>Is there any authority for my (mis)pronunciation as "seg-you"?  I
>don't participate in, or watch on TV, enough ballroom dancing to
>remember hearing it spoken by anyone.
or listen to radio?  I remember it from discussions of how to achieve
smooth or appropriate or imaginative segues (transitions) from one
song to the next.  Always "seg-way", never "seg-you".

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