How to Pronounce Cache

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How Do You Pronounce Cache?

cay-shing
29
76%
cash-ing
8
21%
cash-a
1
3%
 
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How to Pronounce Cache

Post by GIN51E » 04 September 05 10:24 pm

I was just looking in the wiki to find a printout of what Geocaching is so i can save time trying to explain it to friends and work mates, yet i came across something interesting which is a little debate in my house.
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i found this-
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But caching (pronounced by most Australians as "cay-shing" - not the American "cash-ing") is about a lot more than plastic boxes
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I myself pronounce it as cash-ing and never heard of it pronounced as "cay-shing" and my mother says it like "cash-a" due to the fact she says it is a french word which it is if you look up the word "cache" in the dictionary.
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so i was just wondering how all of us say it.

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Post by CraigRat » 04 September 05 10:33 pm

Its been discussed here before

cay-sh wins hands down!

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Post by Horus » 04 September 05 10:35 pm

We did this one last year - refer to this thread.

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Post by GIN51E » 04 September 05 10:37 pm

i can see why i didn't find anything with the title search :roll:

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Post by CraigRat » 04 September 05 10:38 pm

SNAP!

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Post by GIN51E » 04 September 05 10:41 pm

oh well, i'd say for caching i would say it as "cash-ing"
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and for the word cache i would say "cash-e"
(which i didn't put in the pole "DOH")
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although the word is actually "cash-a" being a french word

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Post by Papa Bear_Left » 04 September 05 10:45 pm

GIN51E wrote:oh well, i'd say for caching i would say it as "cash-ing"
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and for the word cache i would say "cash-e"
(which i didn't put in the pole "DOH")
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although the word is actually "cash-a" being a french word
It's "poll" not "pole" and it's an English word, not a French word.

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Post by GIN51E » 04 September 05 10:55 pm

Bear_Left wrote:
GIN51E wrote:oh well, i'd say for caching i would say it as "cash-ing"
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and for the word cache i would say "cash-e"
(which i didn't put in the pole "DOH")
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although the word is actually "cash-a" being a french word
It's "poll" not "pole" and it's an English word, not a French word.
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From a dictionary
[French, from cacher, to hide, from Old French, to press, hide, from Vulgar Latin *cocticre, to store, pack together, frequentative of Latin coctre, to constrain, from coctus, past participle of cgere, to force. See cogent.]

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Post by GIN51E » 04 September 05 11:02 pm

after further research i've found it should be pronounced

kash

the a is pronounced in the same manner as it is in the word "Pat"

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Post by CraigRat » 04 September 05 11:08 pm

In short:

People pronounce it differently.

The majority of gc.com.au pronounce it cay-sh.

Some don't.

That is all.

PLEASE can we avoid the debate again... my head still hurts from last time!!

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Post by Horus » 04 September 05 11:10 pm

GIN51E wrote:after further research i've found it should be pronounced kash the a is pronounced in the same manner as it is in the word "Pat"
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Yes we know - we've done it already :roll:

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Post by CraigRat » 04 September 05 11:11 pm

Sorry if we all seem a bit terse gen51e, its just that this was a dead horse that was well and truly beaten before............

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Post by Damo. » 05 September 05 12:15 am

GIN51E wrote:i can see why i didn't find anything with the title search :roll:
Fair call. I edited the title to make it able to be found in future. In the process the poll was lost but the final results are still there.

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Post by team unicycle » 10 September 05 11:39 am

Polling on this question just goes to show that in Geocaching, as in politics, the majority can be wrong :twisted:

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