How many ways can you pronounce -ough?

A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed, houghed, and hiccoughed.

How about…

Though the cough, hough and hiccough so unsought would plough me through,
Enough that I o’er life’s dark lough my thorough course pursue.

For other interesting word trivia, go here. Or not :)


One response »

  1. Yes, I believe I see your point. Since I’ve lived with these particular letters in my last name for 50+ years…I can definitely see what you mean.

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