Me: OK, without referring to your dictionary, please tell me how you personally, Michael Agnes, professional lexicographer, pronounce the word W-H-A-T.
Michael: I aspirate the w, but in the course of a sentence it can be reduced to a vowel with a full-word stress.
Me: So that would be?
Michael: Hwut or wut. It rhymes with "rut."
Michael: That is not in the dictionary. "Aargh" is, on our very first page, on the bottom of column one. "Used to express disgust, nausea or any other forceful negative reaction."
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