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Some cay "Cash" and "Casher" sone say "Cashay"


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Some people say "Cash" and "Casher" (phonetically).

Others say "Cashay".

 

Which way is correct?

 

From: Common Errors in English Usage

 

“Cache” comes from the French verb cacher, meaning “to hide,” and in English is pronounced exactly like the word “cash.” But reporters speaking of a cache (hidden hoard) of weapons or drugs often mispronounce it to sound like cachet—“ca-SHAY” —a word with a very different meaning: originally a seal affixed to a document, now a quality attributed to anything with authority or prestige. Rolex watches have cachet.

 

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Some people say "Cash" and "Casher" (phonetically).

Others say "Cashay".

 

Which way is correct?

 

 

I say "Cash" so I am right and that is how you should say it to avoid looking foolish. So there!!!

 

I also say fill-it and not fi-lay when referring to the cut of meat, and clar-et and not cla-ray when referring to that fine wine.

 

As a friend of mine always says when I make mistakes in English - Who learned you to spoke British, by the house!

 

While researching I came across this interesting blog post

 

http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot...-and-names.html

 

Louis Armstrong might have captured it best........

 

You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto

Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto, Let's call the whole thing off

 

or just go geocashaying instead!

 

Trev

Edited by trevorh7000
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This is from geocaching.com:

 

Getting Started with Geocaching

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.

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