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Posted By: Stephen R.
17-Jun-05 - 09:43 PM
Thread Name: worst rhyme ever
Subject: RE: worst rhyme ever
Sorry, McGrath of Harlow, but "wh" is pronounced just "w" in the south of England, so if you didn't know better you would doubtless hear "Prince of Whales" and the like. It isn't like Scotland, where the distinction is maintained (to the point where old texts have "quhilk" and so on). In the US of A, it is regarded as more correct to maintain the distinction, although in practice it tends to depend on dialect.

Stephen