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    I literally don't understand sickth. It's six with a th on the end. Do sickth sayers leave out random letters in "fourth" or "seventh" or "tenth"? Are there people walking around saying "fouth" and "seveth" and "teth"?

    Side note, people who say "fith" instead of "fiFth" make me twitch as well.

    (This post took fecking ages to write because autocorrect kept trying to fix things..... I feel you, Autocorrect, I feel you)

    ETA for actual genuine spelling errors 😒

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    Out of curiosity I googled the pronunciation of 6th last night.

    The sicksth pronunciation is Irish and American in origin
    The sicth pronunciation is English in origin

    http://english.stackexchange.com/que...sixth-as-sicth

    While my first instinct was sicksth, I've now said it so many times I've confused myself as to what I do say.
    This would make sense as to why DH and I couldn't decide!!

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    Sixksth for me! Hubby used to like this crappy metal band called Sikth so saying 6th wrong just sounds like that band name lol.

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    @Moxy your rage is hilarious. I feel you. I feel you

    @ssecretsquirrel - thanks! You know I never would have thought of actually seeing which way was correct, I just assumed my way was! That's interesting too, I'm English and know lots of English people, all of whom say 'sicks-th'...

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    Well 6 is six/sicks, so 6th is sixth/sicks-th

    ETA: So do people who say it as sickth, pronounce 6 as sick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I literally don't understand sickth. It's six with a th on the end. Do sickth sayers leave out random letters in "fourth" or "seventh" or "tenth"? Are there people walking around saying "fouth" and "seveth" and "teth"?

    Side note, people who say "fith" instead of "fiFth" make me twitch as well.

    (This post took fecking ages to write because autocorrect kept trying to fix things..... I feel you, Autocorrect, I feel you)

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    I say fawth not fo-R-th, the latter is too clunky. So 4th is an accent thing just as 6th, but leaving out the n in 7th and 10th isn't going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    I say fawth not fo-R-th, the latter is too clunky. So 4th is an accent thing just as 6th, but leaving out the n in 7th and 10th isn't going to happen.
    I meant more along the lines of pronouncing it "fowth". I don't use a hard r in fourth, but it's inclusion leads to it's correct pronunciation as opposed to removing it and being left with "fowth".

    Hard to explain when you can't actually hear what I'm trying to say 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I meant more along the lines of pronouncing it "fowth". I don't use a hard r in fourth, but it's inclusion leads to it's correct pronunciation as opposed to removing it and being left with "fowth".

    Hard to explain when you can't actually hear what I'm trying to say 😂
    Bahahaha true!

    And @harvs I'm so glad I've been the anomaly to disprove your theory! I usually hate bad pronunciation myself .

    My biggest pet hate - frofy - when men talk about beer / a frothy.

    I feel a spinoff coming up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Bahahaha true!

    And @harvs I'm so glad I've been the anomaly to disprove your theory! I usually hate bad pronunciation myself .

    My biggest pet hate - frofy - when men talk about beer / a frothy.

    I feel a spinoff coming up!
    I say froffy, but deliberately in an attempt to be ironic 😁

    I also dislike arks instead of ask, asterix instead of asterisk and adding a k onto the end of words ending in "ing" (somethink, everythink etc).

    ETA: and don't get me started on the pronunciations of maroon (the colour) and asphalt. When I hear "marone" and "ashfelt" I twitch.
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