pronouncing "hobo" et al. today

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 26 19:04:34 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 1:45 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at> wrote:
> On May 26, 2009, at 10:36 AM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at>
>> wrote:
>>> Where does "homogeneous" fit? Â I think there are multiple (two?)
>>> pronunciations for both vowels.
>> Unless it has a clipped form as "homo", it's not part of the subject
>> at all.
> it does, it does. Â respectable number of google hits for {"homo milk"}.

And even a few for "hetero milk".  And some for "homogeneous milk"!

(But of course about a hundred times more for "homogenized milk".)


Randy Alexander
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