Shumac?

The military theorist and historian B H Liddell Hart once observed to Shaw, “Do you know that ‘sumac’ and ‘sugar’ are the only two words in the English language that begin with su and are pronounced shu?”

“Sure,” answered Shaw.

[As often the case, authenticity not guaranteed.]

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