beet soup

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 17 17:15:59 UTC 2007

On 9/14/07, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:

> For those of us of a certain age, it's also the same as the "shch" in
> Khrushchev, although I suppose I may be misremembering the variety of
> pronunciations that name may have been produced with by stateside
> reporters and politicians.

In my experience almost all Americans pronounce that as s + ch, /'kru:sCev/,
and often spell it that way too ("K(h)ru{sch}ev").

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