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Clough like Cough or Clough like Though

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scifisher

Okay. I'm going fishing in just a bit, but I need to settle a good natured argument between me and my wife first. Do you pronounce Clough (as in Clough Island) like Cough or is it Clough like Though? I say that it is like though and my wife says its like cough. Any ideas?

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Steve Foss

Cluff.

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Northlander

Like cough not like cuff. crazy.gif

Who knows and who really cares as long as you know where and what it is. I have heard it called all these and more.

Theres no fish around that island anyways. wink.gif

Well maybe a few Ski and Cats.

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scifisher

Thanks for the help guys. I won't be showing my wife this thread!

As far as what Steve said, I'd like to echo, "there are no fish around that island. Avoid it at all costs."

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Northlander
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Muskycrazy

My father in law grew up in soup and pronounces it cluff too . Told me about a cop who shot a guy on Clough Ave but couldn't pronounce it correctly so he dragged him over to Weeks ave. Might have been pulling my leg a little grin.gif.

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Steve Foss

Cluff is how everyone pronounced it when I worked in the Duluth News Tribune newsroom. Of course, newspapers don't need to know how to say it — they just need to know how to spell it. grin.gif

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JAR JAR

I also know the island as Whitesides. I don't know where it originated but that what my grandfather and uncles used to call it.

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Muskie-searcher

I have always thought Whitesides was the island right next to Clough, just a little closer to the WI mainland, seperated by the shallow channel. Of course this year with the water so low it might be turning into one island.

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Northlander

Im sure it will have several other, not so good, names if they ever try to develope it and we have to help pay for it.

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trekker

Whitesides is the old term for Clough. Used to be Whiteside's farm out there. The foundation, along with farm animal bones, used to be out there 30 years ago. Haven't set foot on it for awhile.

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analyzer

Is it any wonder people having trouble learning English.

Through

Dough

Cough

rough

bough

brought

drought

How the h e l l is anyone suppose to know how to pronounce something.

then explain to a child why all of these spellings essentially make the same sound, but you're suppose to memorize which is which:

to

too

two

shoe

true

view

through

few

beautiful

good luck kid. Take up math. 1 + 1 is always 2. Unless you're an accountant for enron.

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analyzer

you have POWER and Tower, but how do you pronounce Mower, slower, and grower...

I'm surprised kids don't just start crying when they're trying to learn this stuff.

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pastfan

Trekker- the foundation is still there. I was motoring through the backside of clough last year and saw what i thought was a beaver swimming across the little channel to the island but once i got a lil closer i saw it was a bear- i was able to get within about 15 feet so that i could take a pic with my phone but right as i got the camera function on someone called me and that was that- the bear caught traction and quickly made it to the bank, looked back at me, and took off into the woods. Thats one of my favorite experiences on the river, sorry to get off track, but this thread made me think of that. As for the island name- ive always been a lil curious as to the correct pronounciation as well... looks like the cluffs have it. Oh yeah, I did catch my one and only St. Louis River sheepshead near the island- what an ugly fish!

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