!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: Technoid_at_cheta.net <(Technoid_at_cheta.net)>
Date: Sat Apr 8 22:31:29 2000

In <10004090210.ZM3399_at_indy.dunnington.u-net.com>, on 04/08/00
   at 11:31 PM, pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com (Pete Turnbull) said:

I have to agree with Pete on this one. I am an American and his
definitions are correct. Slew also used as a term of flight orientation
in Aircraft is all I can add.

>On Apr 8, 10:13, Richard Erlacher wrote:

>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <spc_at_armigeron.com>

>> > The project he's on is a complete disaster as the manager went for a
>> > Microsoft solution using slews of programs

>> BTW, your apparent juxtaposition of one word for its homomymn, and it
>> happens all too often with this particular one. There's this term,
>> pronounced "sloo" which is often misspelled "slew" but which should be
>> "slough" also pronounced "sloo" meaning a swamp or quagmire.

>Eh? Perhaps American pronunciation differs, but over here "slough"
>(meaning swamp) is pronounced to rhyme with "plough" ('plow') :-)
>Anyway, "slew" means "large number or quantity" [Oxford English
>Dictionary], which I'm sure is what Sean means... On the other hand,
>"slough" pronounced "sluff" means dead tissue that drops off from living
>flesh. Given the context...

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