Bob Haas rahaas at UNCG.EDU
Fri Apr 30 21:40:45 UTC 1999

Ron, the American Heritage lists "HAH-midge" and then "AH-midge," but no
"oh-MAHZH."  I must admit that I find myself using the latter, but I
swear that
I'm going to be a good Angloid and use only HAH-midge in the future.

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Ron Butters wrote:

> For those who love to cite authority, the NEW OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY lists
> "HAH-midge" as the only acceptable pronunciation. Did anyone check any other
> dictionaries?


Bob Haas
Department of English
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

                    "No matter where you go, there you are."

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