[wisb] Re: How do you pronounce the word "Scaup"?

when I say "skawp", it sounds just like when I say "scop" - what am I 
missing here?  I was, however, amused by Dar's comment  :)

thanks for the link, Cathy  :)

Gayle Davis
Owen, Taylor Cty

On 2/8/2012 8:59 PM, Cathy wrote:
> I, too, say "skawp" - most of the time. Here's a link to a Bird Forum
> discussion of this and other bird name pronunciations. Some of the
> comments are rather amusing.
>    http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=124255
>
> Cathy Mauer
> Medford
>
> On 2/8/2012 7:17 PM, Dar Tiede wrote:
>> I would say "skawp" rather than "scowp" or "scop".  "Scop" sounds like a
>> scaup that is called out by a birder from Boston.
>> Dar Tiede
>> Appleton
>>
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>> From: "B.G. Sloan"<bgsloan2@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 6:49 PM
>> To: "wisbirdn"<wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [wisb] How do you pronounce the word "Scaup"?
>>
>>> In talking with a few other birders this week along Milwaukee's lakefront
>>> I've started to think that maybe I am mispronouncing the word "Scaup". I
>>> pronounce the "cau" like the word "cow", so it sounds like "Scowp". The
>>> other birders pronounced the "caup" like "cop", so it sounds like "Scop".
>>>
>>> Maybe it's just my latent southern accent compared to a Great Lakes
>>> accent. :-)  Just curious...
>>>
>>> Bernie Sloan
>>> Milwaukee
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