Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:01 pm Post
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Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:31 pm Post
Jaysen wrote:So I am a tech guy. There are some things that we "techies" like to think in set in stone. One of those areas seems to be common "names" of services and devices. This morning I have a call with Europe and the first 30 minutes has been spent determining that a (phonetic) UK root-er and a US rouw-ter are the common technology know as a router.
30 minutes of my life gone.
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:40 pm Post
Jaysen wrote:UK root-er and a US rouw-ter are the common technology know as a router.
Siren wrote:one of them said "niche" in the American way ("nitch").
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:52 pm Post
PJS wrote:Many many years ago a senior school administrator, in a letter of recommendation for me, wrote "I think Phil has finally found his nitch."
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:01 pm Post
Wock wrote:(PS: I know, I know but this was only a fun ribbing jest for our UK friends and not meant to be taken litterally. )
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:10 pm Post
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Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:46 pm Post
I thought we gave you awayWock wrote:PS: I know, I know but this was only a fun ribbing jest for our UK friends and not meant to be taken litterally. )
I`d love to, but I can`t. I only speak the Queen`s English. Sorry.Wock wrote:
Plette wrote:Perhaps I need to join some kind of expat support group!
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:01 pm Post
Jaysen wrote:How do you pronounce clique? I can not imagine any other way to say it. I wrote in on the white board of a UK transplant I dug up somewhere, a 'roo chaser, the Indians, a few Africans, and without fail every one "click"'d it.
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:21 pm Post
Plette wrote:I and everyone I had ever encountered before moving to the US pronounce it much closer to the way it's said in French - it is a French loan word after all. I'm rubbish at phonetics but it's more like "cleeque" or "cleek".
The thing I found most interesting about this word is that everyone who says it "click" seems mystified there is another way to say it, and everyone who says it "cleek" is similarly so. Geographic patterns of language are funny that way, I suppose.
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