Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Oct 27 14:47:08 UTC 2008

At 10/27/2008 12:41 PM, James Smith wrote:
>Last week the SL Tribune carried an article on a fire in a "slough'
>near Moab UT.  As always with this word, I instinctively thought
>"sluff", then consciously corrected myself to "slew".

Slaugh, sluff,
I've had enuff

(I too would have thought "sluff".)

There are 5 "slough"s in the OED -- two it says are pronounced one
way, two the other -- and for the fifth, or rather n.3 (Obs.), it has
only one quote, from 1647, and apparently doesn't know.


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