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With all this talk of cliques...random poll

How DO you pronounce the word??

It came up in a conversation I was having with a friend yesterday (unrelated to TB), and I pronounced the word "cleek". My friend balked at me and laughed, stating that it should be pronounced "click"...

mmmmmmm.....I have been pronouncing it "cleek" since I learned what the word meant and have never been corrected before. Got me thinking that maybe it's a tomato/to-mah-to thing....

So...this is kind of a random poll...how do you pronounce it??

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Re: With all this talk of cliques...random poll

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    I pronounce it "click".
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    "click"

    ETA - Followed closely by "Ohmygawdmessageboardcliquedramaissosfuckingstupid"

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    Click.  lol

     

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    click.
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    "Click"
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    imageSookieFrackhouse68:
    "Click..." the way it is intended to be pronounced.
    This.
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    I say "cleek". If you go to this site, and click on the two pronunciations, it says American pronunciation is "click" and British is "cleek". Maybe that's where we got it from? (Since Canadians do most things the British style when it comes to language.)
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    I prounce it with a short i and the emphasis on the -que:  Cli-KWAY.

    What, is that wrong?

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    I suppose if you have an accent it's "cleek" ;)
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    imagebeccs98:
    I say "cleek". If you go to this site, and click on the two pronunciations, it says American pronunciation is "click" and British is "cleek". Maybe that's where we got it from? (Since Canadians do most things the British style when it comes to language.)

    Yeah, that must be it. It seems as though almost everyone here says "click"...yet, I've never, ever pronounced the word that way...

    Although...I may just start pronouncing it Scout's way...that's pretty sophisticated, if you ask me! 

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    imagecinema_goddess:

    "click"

    ETA - Followed closely by "Ohmygawdmessageboardcliquedramaissosfuckingstupid"

    This, especially the ETA

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    imagescoutkate:

    I prounce it with a short i and the emphasis on the -que:  Cli-KWAY.

    What, is that wrong?

    snort

    I feel bad for LOL'ing though I didnt know they said it cleek in other countries

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    I say it the same way as "click".
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    imagekmeek19:
    I suppose if you have an accent it's "cleek" ;)

    LOL...I guess.

    Although, I'm from BC, not the maritimes. I never thought I had an accent...but I guess I probably do. A few of my cousins live in Montana and have told me they can tell that we're Canadian by the way we speak (even though they are canadian as well, as their mother is canadian)...

    I guess I'll just keep "cleeking" away. Smile

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    imagekcl22:
    imagescoutkate:

    I prounce it with a short i and the emphasis on the -que:  Cli-KWAY.

    What, is that wrong?

    snort

    I feel bad for LOL'ing though I didnt know they said it cleek in other countries

    It's all good. I also didn't realize that there was a British and American pronounciations for that word.

    I do want to emphasize that I am an articulate, intelligent person...I just had never heard it pronounced "click" before...just one of those random things...

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    imagebeccs98:
    I say "cleek". If you go to this site, and click on the two pronunciations, it says American pronunciation is "click" and British is "cleek". Maybe that's where we got it from? (Since Canadians do most things the British style when it comes to language.)

     I say "cleek" and I am from PA.

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    I pronounce it "click" but "cleek" sounds very classy Smile

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    imagebeccs98:
    I say "cleek". If you go to this site, and click on the two pronunciations, it says American pronunciation is "click" and British is "cleek". Maybe that's where we got it from? (Since Canadians do most things the British style when it comes to language.)

    HA! I was going to say "cleek", then follow it up by saying it was probably a Canadian thing.  there are so many differences in the Canadian (british) / American language.  some examples.. colour vs color, can i have the "bill" vs can i have the cheque, when at a resturant.  and of course the way Americans pronounce the word "roof". It sounds like they are immitating a dog

    Side note: I am NOT poking fun at Americans

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    I pronounce it click.
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    imagebeccs98:
    I say "cleek". If you go to this site, and click on the two pronunciations, it says American pronunciation is "click" and British is "cleek". Maybe that's where we got it from? (Since Canadians do most things the British style when it comes to language.)

    I'm British, and we pronounce it click. I've never heard anyone pronounce it as cleek.

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    imageTassie'sfirst:

    imagebeccs98:
    I say "cleek". If you go to this site, and click on the two pronunciations, it says American pronunciation is "click" and British is "cleek". Maybe that's where we got it from? (Since Canadians do most things the British style when it comes to language.)

    HA! I was going to say "cleek", then follow it up by saying it was probably a Canadian thing.  there are so many differences in the Canadian (british) / American language.  some examples.. colour vs color, can i have the "bill" vs can i have the cheque, when at a resturant.  and of course the way Americans pronounce the word "roof". It sounds like they are immitating a dog

    Side note: I am NOT poking fun at Americans

    no, no, a dog say "bark, bark" not "roof, roof" (I kid, I kid :P) How do canadians pronounce roof?

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    imageouraddress7:
    imageTassie'sfirst:

    imagebeccs98:
    I say "cleek". If you go to this site, and click on the two pronunciations, it says American pronunciation is "click" and British is "cleek". Maybe that's where we got it from? (Since Canadians do most things the British style when it comes to language.)

    HA! I was going to say "cleek", then follow it up by saying it was probably a Canadian thing.  there are so many differences in the Canadian (british) / American language.  some examples.. colour vs color, can i have the "bill" vs can i have the cheque, when at a resturant.  and of course the way Americans pronounce the word "roof". It sounds like they are immitating a dog

    Side note: I am NOT poking fun at Americans

    no, no, a dog say "bark, bark" not "roof, roof" (I kid, I kid :P) How do canadians pronounce roof?

    We pronounce it as it rhymes with loofah...without the "ah" on the end, obvs.

    Not as if it rhymes with hoof...catch my drift?

    I don't know if that made sense at all.

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    imageouraddress7:
    imageTassie'sfirst:

    imagebeccs98:
    I say "cleek". If you go to this site, and click on the two pronunciations, it says American pronunciation is "click" and British is "cleek". Maybe that's where we got it from? (Since Canadians do most things the British style when it comes to language.)

    HA! I was going to say "cleek", then follow it up by saying it was probably a Canadian thing.  there are so many differences in the Canadian (british) / American language.  some examples.. colour vs color, can i have the "bill" vs can i have the cheque, when at a resturant.  and of course the way Americans pronounce the word "roof". It sounds like they are immitating a dog

    Side note: I am NOT poking fun at Americans

    no, no, a dog say "bark, bark" not "roof, roof" (I kid, I kid :P) How do canadians pronounce roof?

    Like Roofies (roofalin, the drug) roof

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    I am another Canadian who pronounces it "cleek".  I actually think it might be the french influence (like how we pronounce foyer like foy-AY not foy-err).  Just a thought!
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    hmm, now I'm really confused... I thought I did pronounce roof as ryhmes with loofa without the "a"... maybe I pronounce loofa wrong too Tongue Tied
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