Question about _Tough Guide_

Philip.Belben at Philip.Belben at
Mon May 27 06:57:11 EDT 2002

>> ----- Why is the body of _The Tough Guide to Fantasyland_ called
>> "Toughpick"?  I thought I could eventually figure it out, but I am at a
>> loss.
> Ditto, ditto.

Me too.  When it first came out, family discussion couldn't get any further than
a feeble pun on "toothpick".

No, we don't pronounce the vowels in "tough" and "tooth" the same.  They get
more and more similar as you go further north, and probably become the same in

Nor do we pronounce the consonants the same.  I think you have to go to London,
or at least the South East of England, for that.

But it was the best we could come up with.


___________________________ Disclaimer Notice __________________________
This message and any attachments are confidential and should only be read
by those to whom they are addressed. If you are not the intended recipient,
please contact us, delete the message from your computer and destroy any 
copies. Any distribution or copying without our prior permission is 

Internet communications are not always secure and therefore the Powergen 
Group does not accept legal responsibility for this message. The recipient 
is responsible for verifying its authenticity before acting on the
contents. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author 
and do not necessarily represent those of the Powergen Group.

Registered addresses:

Powergen UK plc, City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HT 
Registered in England & Wales No. 2366970

Powergen Retail Limited,  Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry CV4 8LG.
Registered in England and Wales No: 3407430

Telephone     +44 (0) 2476 42 4000
Fax           +44 (0) 2476 42 5432
To unsubscribe, email dwj-request at with the body "unsubscribe".
Visit the archives at

More information about the Dwj mailing list