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How to pronounce "Geocaching"?

#1 User is offline   rjt 

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 09:33 AM

Dictionaries don't collect the word "Geocaching".
Can you tell me how to correctly pronounce "Geocaching"? Posted Image
Thanks.

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 09:34 AM

Jee-Oh-Cash-ing

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 09:39 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Rygel:
Jee-Oh-Cash-ing


M.......Thanks.
I pronounced it as Jee-A-Cach-ing before....... Posted Image

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 12:57 PM

straight of the FAQ page:

How do you pronounce Geocaching?

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

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 01:51 PM

quote:
Originally posted by rjt:
M.......Thanks.
I pronounced it as Jee-A-Cach-ing before....... Posted Image

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 02:06 PM

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 02:29 PM

Not all dictionaries are created equal. Some even have standards Posted Image . 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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Posted 13 March 2003 - 07:26 PM

I pronounce it GHEE-OH-KAK-ING

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 07:42 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Cachetrotters:
Not all dictionaries are created equal. Some even have standards Posted Image . 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."

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 08:16 PM

quote:
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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Posted 13 March 2003 - 08:23 PM

quote:
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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Posted 13 March 2003 - 08:35 PM

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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Posted 13 March 2003 - 08:39 PM

quote:
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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Posted 13 March 2003 - 08:57 PM

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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Posted 13 March 2003 - 09:00 PM

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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Posted 13 March 2003 - 09:49 PM

quote:
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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Posted 13 March 2003 - 09:50 PM

quote:
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? Posted Image

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 09:55 PM

quote:
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. Posted Image

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

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 09:57 PM

Or the "street" version of Joe Millionaire.


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Posted 13 March 2003 - 10:29 PM

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

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 10:34 PM

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

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 11:31 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Dinoprophet:
Maybe it's JO-ka-CHING.


Lengthen the first syllable a little and it sounds Klingon.
Joooooo ka-CHING!

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 01:40 AM

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

Found the cache but where is that damm GPS?
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Posted 14 March 2003 - 01:50 AM

My wife pronounces it "Gee-O-Geek-Ing"! Posted Image

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 02:44 AM

She pronounces it, "Oh Brother! Posted Image"

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 11:40 AM

quote:
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

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