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#198091 03/07/11 08:58 AM
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Anyone in for a little spring cleaning?
The word would be grough. Closing time would be March 14, results day would be March 21. It seems a rather obsolete word to me, but maybe I'm wrong and then it'll be no game.

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Thanks Bran....interesting word.
How is it said?

grough....grrr uff....as in rough seas
grough....grr ooh ...as in through
grough....gr our....as in bough breaks
grough....gr off..as in feeding trough

Silly me.....its a hogword, so must be the last one wink

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laugh

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Originally Posted By: BranShea
laugh


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>as in bough breaks.. b our

this must be one of those intrusive 'r' things;
bough is pronounced here as bow /baʊ/, as in take a bow

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>rather obsolete

grough has an OL index of two! < good on yer >

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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
>as in bough breaks.. b our

this must be one of those intrusive 'r' things;
bough is pronounced here as bow /baʊ/, as in take a bow


Or either a non-rhotic meaningless* R indication of pronunciation.


*Or at least meaningless for rhotic speakers.

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Offering submitted.

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I'll give it a go mate.

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[second thoughts..]

maybe its pronounced like grog, to rhyme with hog.

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