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Harass or Harass

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Harass or Harass

What do you say...harass or harass.
As far as I'm concerned harass is american and harass is English.
Just watching The One Show on BBC1 and it came up in conversation.
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Re: Harass or Harass

I go for the emphasis on the first syllable.... HAR rass..... ever heard a yank mention the name Bernard....
B`naaaaaaaaard is the general pronunciation over there...  Grin Grin Grin
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Re: Harass or Harass

Are you trying to trouble us?
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No of course not Sir......but it's working anyway Smiley

I might have known you two would put your 2d worth in early.
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I am not commenting on this subject - as not really sure how I say the word!  Wink
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Or as the New Shorter Oxford Dictionary would say  You know the two volume one that weighs a lot of Kilos
the nouns harass /"har@s/ n.
the verb harass /"har@s, h@"ras/ v.t.
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Re: Harass or Harass

Oxford online offered both more or less equally but as an aside did say that the latter is considered more correct Undecided
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Re: Harass or Harass

The OED gives one option only for both noun and verb, which is that the stress goes on the first syllable.
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...but how do you pronounce it Thomas.
I would guess with the emphasis on the second syllable.
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Well, to me, emphasis = stress. Huh
Edit: Sorry, wasn't trying to be obtuse - when you said 'how do you' I intepreted it as 'how does one', not a question for me in particular. Realising you probably meant the latter, I do indeed put the stress on the second syllable.
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I reckon Strat just posted this to give us harrassment............... Crazy


edit; I was testing................
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*harassment Tongue
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Quote from: Be3G
I do indeed put the stress on the second syllable.

It's an age thing.
Youngsters are sponges and are bombarded with far greater american media than I was at that age.
Hence the reference to the 51st State.
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Re: Harass or Harass

jmd - you've still got the spelling wrong... it's one 'r' and two 's'es!
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I know - I am just testing others.................................. Roll eyes
as if you spell if how it sounds - it has 2 Rs
oh, dear - I'm giving up - getting harassed.................... Huh