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I once came close to losing a set of fingers when a dog caught a cot  in 
a steel mill -  pete (ps Australians would "cort the cort", we are also 
unable to beguine the beguine)

Nancy Gish wrote:

>Ah, but you are assuming a distinction of the vowel sound.  I think most
>Americans now say the words without distinction as c ah t and not  c awe
>t.  No?
>Nancy
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>Nancy Gish wrote:
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>> But if a dog
>>caught a cot, it would be pretty stupid.
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>In Pittsburg (at least it was still so 50 years ago) One would say "I
>cot a nap on the caught this morning!" 
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>Carrol
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