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PetrosA:
So aside from it being yet another interesting and fun episode, I'm here to retaliate to the dig at Americans for their way of pronouncing "cache" ;) (don't get me wrong, I know we have some, ahem, great ways of saying foreign words...)

Sources, Dave, sources... please quote one to substantiate your claim! The etymology is French, and I'm pretty darn sure they don't say it the way you did. Only an Englishman could butcher a French word that badly. Was your dictionary written by Col. Blimp?

EEVblog:
Everyone hates the French, and the Yanks are crazy, so it's the Australian way or the highway I'm afraid!
Sources? How about every single Australian "Geokaysher".
Come down here and pronounce it "geo-cashing" and you'll get hit over the head with one of those yankee ammo tins!  :P

Dave.

DJPhil:
It's a weird word, I blame the word.  8)

My friend who originally taught me about computer hardware had an argument with his father (an engineer of some sort) about whether it was pronounced 'cake' or 'cashay'. I don't think I've ever actually said it out loud before, but I'd probably reach for 'cake', because it's delicious.

Somewhere I still have a spelling test I took in sixth grade where I was docked points for misspelling 'colour'. I spent second through fifth grade in England, and to this day I use color and colour interchangeably. Heck, I even type it as C O L O U (backspace) R. The one great part is that I could go totally unhinged on someone with British swearwords and never get in trouble because I didn't use 'real' profanity.

The whole world is a strange place, but it would undoubtedly be a better one if the US adopted the metric system. :)

PetrosA:

--- Quote from: EEVblog on May 03, 2010, 05:35:53 am ---Everyone hates the French, and the Yanks are crazy, so it's the Australian way or the highway I'm afraid!
Sources? How about every single Australian "Geokaysher".
Come down here and pronounce it "geo-cashing" and you'll get hit over the head with one of those yankee ammo tins!  :P

Dave.

--- End quote ---

Ok, ok... I would have thought that living on an island in the middle of nowhere would be enough to set yourselves apart, but if you still feel that you have to speak funny on top of that, so be it ;)

logictom:
As far as I'm aware it's pronounced 'cash' in the UK, at least in my school and university it has always been pronounced that way.


--- Quote from: DJPhil on May 03, 2010, 09:32:38 am ---I don't think I've ever actually said it out loud before, but I'd probably reach for 'cake', because it's delicious.

--- End quote ---
I'd put my vote to changing it to cake, I bet the magic smoke makes a very tasty cake ;D

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