All right. Now, I understand.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 2 01:54:24 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> I pronounce "cauldron" as would crows -- that is,
> like "caw".  And as does the OED, using a vowel
> symbol for which it gives as an example
> "thought".  (Reversed c followed by colon.)

I agree. So, why rewrite the word as "caldron," as though people were
suddenly pronouncing the word as "CAL-drun"?
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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