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How to pronounce "Geocaching"?

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Dictionaries don't collect the word "Geocaching".

Can you tell me how to correctly pronounce "Geocaching"? icon_confused.gif

Thanks.

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Jee-Oh-Cash-ing

 

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Originally posted by Rygel:

Jee-Oh-Cash-ing


M.......Thanks.

I pronounced it as Jee-A-Cach-ing before....... icon_razz.gif

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straight of the FAQ page:

 

How do you pronounce Geocaching?

 

You pronounce it Geo-cashing, like cashing a check.

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Originally posted by rjt:

M.......Thanks.

I pronounced it as Jee-A-Cach-ing before....... icon_razz.gif


That's the kind that you water; it sprouts a few days later.

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Not all dictionaries are created equal. Some even have standards icon_smile.gif . Those that do will be adding the word in the next few years after assuring it becomes common use. Most dictionaries of repute do not add words that, even though they make sense and are practical, are not part of the common lexicon or widely used.

 

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I pronounce it GHEE-OH-KAK-ING

 

"An appeaser is one who keeps feeding a crocodile-hoping it will eat him last" -Winston Churchill

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Originally posted by Cachetrotters:

Not all dictionaries are created equal. Some even have standards icon_smile.gif . Those that do will be adding the word in the next few years after assuring it becomes common use. Most dictionaries of repute do not add words that, even though they make sense and are practical, are not part of the common lexicon or widely used.

 

don


 

So what about the 600,000 other words that nobody uses. I just yanked down my seldom used, 20+ year old, Webster's Dictionary. "Lazar" and "leal" are just two words at first glance I've never heard of--not that I'm some scholar or anything. (Interestingly enough "lazar" was in my spell checker.)

 

You know, if they toss out words that aren't used anymore, our dictionaries would be much smaller!

 

Oh, to be on topic, I can't get my mother-in-law to stop calling it "ketching."

 

CR

 

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Originally posted by BrianSnat:

I pronounce it GHEE-OH-KAK-ING


 

It's true; I've heard him. Brian also has interesting faux-european pronunciations for:

 

ammo box (uh-MO-boks) [a single three syllable word]

and

Virtual cache (VY-ri-TOO-Awl KAK)[actually, I think that's his faux West Virginia accent]

and

Tupperware (!#@*)

 

[This message was edited by BassoonPilot on March 14, 2003 at 06:16 AM.]

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Originally posted by Sissy-n-CR:

 

You know, if they toss out words that aren't used anymore, our dictionaries would be much smaller!


 

I read somewhere that the average person has a 20,000 word vocabulary and uses fewer than 2,500 (unique) words in their normal communications.

 

[This message was edited by BassoonPilot on March 14, 2003 at 06:17 AM.]

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Out in the great Pacific Northwest, the famous large clam that everyone digs for is called the "geoduck" (from an Indian word). However, the correct pronounciation is actually:

"gooey-duck".

 

So if the Indians had anything to do with this sport we might all be "gooeyducking" today.

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Originally posted by juliamark:

 

So if the Indians had anything to do with this sport we might all be "gooeyducking" today.


 

That's interesting ... and I must add that among the geocaches I have found have been, unfortunately, a significant number of "gooey-caches."

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Maybe it's JO-ka-CHING.

 

I know someone who pronounces it "caish" instead of "cash". Not sure where he got that.

 

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I say "gee-oh-kay-shing". The root word is "cache" - not "cash".

 

But then again, I am from and English speaking country, not an American speaking country.

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Originally posted by Maclir:

I say "gee-oh-kay-shing". The root word is "cache" - not "cash".

 

But then again, I am from and English speaking country, not an American speaking country.


 

From Meriam-Webster.com:

 

Main Entry: cache

Pronunciation: 'kash

Function: noun

Etymology: French, from cacher to press, hide, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin coacticare to press together, from Latin coactare to compel, frequentative of cogere to compel

Date: 1797

1 a : a hiding place especially for concealing and preserving provisions or implements b : a secure place of storage

2 : something hidden or stored in a cache

 

Main Entry: cash

Pronunciation: 'kash

Function: noun

Etymology: modification of Middle French or Old Italian; Middle French casse money box, from Old Italian cassa, from Latin capsa chest

Date: 1596

1 : ready money

2 : money or its equivalent (as a check) paid for goods or services at the time of purchase or delivery

 

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Originally posted by Maclir:

...But then again, I am from and English speaking country, not an American speaking country.


 

Definitely looks like "American" to me. How long have you been in MS? icon_wink.gif

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Originally posted by Dinoprophet:

Maybe it's JO-ka-CHING.


 

That's the sound cachers hear as they drop their quarters into the slot to get to a micro-cache hidden inside a newspaper box. icon_wink.gif

 

Or is that the guy who works at the Chinese Restaurant down the street?

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Or the "street" version of Joe Millionaire.

 

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"Winter's just the curtain. Spring will take the bow"

-- Richard Shindell, Spring

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I was pronuncing cache, cash-a for a while untill corected by a fellow cacher.

 

The early bird gets the worm, but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese.

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since noone else has done it, I guess I'll have to do the markwell on this one.

 

Just because you're paranoid DOESN'T mean they're not ALL out to get you.

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Originally posted by Dinoprophet:

Maybe it's JO-ka-CHING.


 

Lengthen the first syllable a little and it sounds Klingon.

klingon.gifJoooooo ka-CHING!

 

Markwell

Chicago Geocaching

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Since you pronounce Cache as Cash in computer terms I say... Geee -O- Cash -Ing

 

Found the cache but where is that damm GPS?

See You In the Woods!!!

Natureboy1376

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She pronounces it, "Oh Brother! icon_rolleyes.gif"

 

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It's true; I've heard him. Brian also has interesting faux-european pronunciations for:

 

ammo box (uh-MO-boks) [a single three syllable word]


 

Sorry BP, I pronounce it ahhh-MO-books.

 

And it's Gladware that I pronounce @$#&. Tupperware is pronounced too-PAH-war

 

"An appeaser is one who keeps feeding a crocodile-hoping it will eat him last" -Winston Churchill

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