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Friday's Unscientific Poll [20140228|09:13]
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Poll #1958518 Semantic selections

When requesting this operation be performed, I say

"Close the door."
12(52.2%)
"Shut the door."
11(47.8%)

"Schedule" is pronounced

as if it had no "c", e.g. SHED-ule
10(43.5%)
as if it had a "k", e.g. SKED-ule
13(56.5%)

Tea?

Tea.
21(46.7%)
Got any biscuits?
12(26.7%)
O joy of ticky box, o rapture.
12(26.7%)
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2014-02-28 11:03 (UTC)
"Close the door."/ "Shut the door." - depends on situation, usually the latter in distress/irritation
"Schedule" is pronounced

as if it had no "c", e.g. SHED-ule - when wanting to sound britishy
as if it had a "k", e.g. SKED-ule - sadly the real when


Tea.
Got any biscuits?
O joy of ticky box, o rapture.

Curious where you were going with this one
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-02 20:45 (UTC)
I was expecting SHED/SKED to fall along UK/US-ian lines, but it turns out there's more variability than that, according to the poll answers given by people whose nationalities I know.

I wasn't going anywhere except towards the ticky box. (The ticky box has a history of being disallowed by me in certain polls where some people wanted the option. :P)
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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2014-02-28 14:23 (UTC)
In my family, there's no "Close the" or "Shut the", it's just "DOOR" bellowed as loudly as possible. Or, if we're being nice, "Pull the door to", because most of them are warped and won't actually shut properly anyway.

And I used to say SKED-ule, but apparently that's so wrong it makes a few people I know very angry, so, er, I changed that. Even though I think the shh noise makes me sound drunk.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-02 20:43 (UTC)
"DOOR" is also a good option for toddlers. :P

I can't get used to saying "SHEDule" so my pronunciation is highly variable.
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[User Picture]From: dangermouse72
2014-03-01 09:48 (UTC)
Honestly with the first one I could have gone with either.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-02 20:41 (UTC)
Interesting. I had the feeling the second one was less UK/US polarised than the first, but it turns out some people have very strong views on both!
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[User Picture]From: dangermouse72
2014-03-03 08:49 (UTC)
I think I voted for the first one, but can't remember if I'm honest.
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[User Picture]From: doccy
2014-03-01 21:46 (UTC)
Or alternatively, an option for my dad;

"Schedule" is pronounced

as if it had no "c", e.g. SHED-ule

as if it had a "k", e.g. SKED-ule

as if it was spelt completely differently, e.g. SKID-oo-LEE
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-02 20:42 (UTC)
Whoa, I've never heard that variation before. Is it regional, or is it highly individual?
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[User Picture]From: doccy
2014-03-02 22:52 (UTC)
I honestly couldn't say - but my dad did National Service, which means that he had a bunch of languages thrown at his head, bits of which seem to have stuck (for example, I knew "umleitung" was German for "detour" before I knew any actual German). Then again, it's possible it was just a personally affected mispronunciation that he liked the sound of, so kept because it tickled him :D
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2014-03-02 20:35 (UTC)
Thats "Shut the door Please".
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-02 20:40 (UTC)
Well yes, of course!
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