Heard on local NE PA news

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Jan 26 19:03:04 UTC 2010

On Jan 26, 2010, at 9:44 AM, Larry Horn wrote:

> I don't know if this has been discussed here or elsewhere, but I
> noticed a radio ad this morning promoting some upcoming game by
> describing the teams involved as "powerhouses", with the
> pronunciation /paw at rhausIz/...

/hausiz/ for the plural "houses" is common enough that you'd need to
get more information about the speaker's pronunciations.

> Arnold (or Ben), is there a Language Log posting on "powerhou[s]es"
> or analogous cases?

i don't recall any.


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