Just wanted to tell all, speaking of Vandenberg AFB, that this evening, June 27th, is slated for the first Dleta4 missile launch on the west coast. A spy/recon. satalite, hmm... This is where I grew up. One could never tell when a missle launched or if it was a small earthquake. Very noisy. The powers that be will launch it from a pad called, affectionately, slick six, sometime between seven and nine p.m. local time. I wonder if all that fog will make them scrub the launch.. If one wishes to check it out you can go on line to www.Lompocrecord.com (sorry, I had a problem attaching the link for some reason-never mind, it's there).There was a good article this past Sunday, June 25th, there too. Slick six is where I was permitted to go aboard the Enterprise Space Shuttle back in the 80's. BTW:Hmmmm, looks like a mixed bag . . .
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
PRONUNCIATION: lŏm' pŏk'
A city of southern California west-northwest of Santa Barbara. Vandenburg Air Force Base is nearby. Population: 37,649.
But, from Wikipedia:
The Columbia Encyclopedia agrees with the Wikipedia pronunciation. That's only two out of the eight references given by One-Look that call for a long "o" (ō) in the last syllable; one entry didn't give a pronunciation.Lompoc (pronounced Lom' poke) is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. The population was 41,103 at the 2000 census.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000 spelled Vandenberg wrong. So much for dictionaries giving the proper spelling and pronunciation for things