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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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....or just go geocashaying instead!

 

Trev

:)

 

... but listening to some of the Australian podcast on geocaching, the way the pronounce it just sounds wrong... but yes, no matter how it is pronounced, we all have fun doing it.

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Up here in UK we pronounce cache as cash.

 

A UK geocaching team emigrated to Australia a couple of years back and in one of their blogs they commented that the Australians pronounce cache as cashay and they now do geo-cay-shing "down under".

 

MrsB

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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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