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Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

Old 11-08-17, 07:47 PM
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Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

As many or many might not know, Hoboken just elected the first Sikh Mayor. Kudos to them. Guy sounds very smart and wants to make a difference. Can't be any worse than Zimmer.

also, watching the news, 1 reporter pronounced sick and another seek. thus my confusion...

So how exactly do you pronounce the religion/word?
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

I've always said seek. But I've never asked one.
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

Wikipedia gives both pronunciations. Maybe it's one of those words that just doesn't get pronounced right by English speakers.
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

Sick seems to be in fashion these days.
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

It is sick

If you say Seek you are not pronouncing it right.

At least this is not as bad as the retards who shoot Sikhs thinking they are Muslims because they wear turbans.
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

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As many or many might not know, Hoboken just elected the first Sikh Mayor. Kudos to them. Guy sounds very smart and wants to make a difference. Can't be any worse than Zimmer.

also, watching the news, 1 reporter pronounced sick and another seek. thus my confusion...

So how exactly do you pronounce the religion/word?
Does it really fucking matter? What kind of a patriot are you? Fuck those people, as far as I know is those bastards hate America and were in cahoots with Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin-Laden.
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Does it really fucking matter? What kind of a patriot are you? Fuck those people, as far as I know is those bastards hate America and were in cahoots with Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin-Laden.
i was all ready to ask if you were serious...i had to quote you to see that was a sarcasm smilie
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

It's pronounced Throat Warbler Mangrove.
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

I think most Sikhs prefer the "sick" pronunciation.

I suspect that the pronunciation got Westernized to "seek" because of the negative connotations of the word "sick" in the English language.
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

Some of you people make me sick.
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But I say seek, because sick is hyper confusing with the English word sick that has like three different meanings.
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

Is it pronounced 'creek' or 'crick'?
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

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Is it pronounced 'creek' or 'crick'?
I pronounce it 'ver-gin'.
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Root? or Route?

Spoiler:
suckahs
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

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Is it pronounced 'creek' or 'crick'?
I think that might be a regional thing.

In the midwest, I've mostly heard people use "creek," but I'll occasionally hear "crick."
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

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I've always said seek. But I've never asked one.
I worked with a lady who was Sikh. She pronounced it “seek”. Then again, I also worked with a Mormon woman who contended that polygamy was never a Mormon belief.

When did Niger (NIGH-jer) become Niger (nih-ZHEER)? I suspect the “new” pronunciation is actually the correct (French) pronunciation.

My sister-in-law is from Nigeria (different country for those who don’t know that) and she pronounces Nigeria as “nigh-JEER-ee-uh”.

You all should come to Central Illinois. We have towns such as Athens, Berlin, San Jose, and Versailles ... none of which are pronounced correctly. Even Hoopeston is not pronounced as it looks. Take your best guesses!
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

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Is it pronounced 'creek' or 'crick'?


Maybe he should weigh in.
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

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I worked with a lady who was Sikh. She pronounced it “seek”. Then again, I also worked with a Mormon woman who contended that polygamy was never a Mormon belief.

When did Niger (NIGH-jer) become Niger (nih-ZHEER)? I suspect the “new” pronunciation is actually the correct (French) pronunciation.

My sister-in-law is from Nigeria (different country for those who don’t know that) and she pronounces Nigeria as “nigh-JEER-ee-uh”.

You all should come to Central Illinois. We have towns such as Athens, Berlin, San Jose, and Versailles ... none of which are pronounced correctly. Even Hoopeston is not pronounced as it looks. Take your best guesses!
We have a Des Moines that some people pronounce as "moynz." Some say that's to differentiate it from Iowa but I'm skeptical.

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I think that might be a regional thing.

In the midwest, I've mostly heard people use "creek," but I'll occasionally hear "crick."
It say "creek" except in the context of "up a ____."
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

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You all should come to Central Illinois. We have towns such as Athens, Berlin, San Jose, and Versailles ... none of which are pronounced correctly. Even Hoopeston is not pronounced as it looks. Take your best guesses!
Not in central Illinois but you also have Cairo (Care'-oh), Il way in the south.
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We have New Berlin (accent on the first syllable of Berlin). Is that the same as yours?
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Really, really digging the turn this thread is taking ...
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Re: Is it Sick or Seek (Sikh religion)?

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Maybe he should weigh in.
It varies by gender.

The males all pronounce it "Sir," while the females pronounce it "My Moon and Stars" (or just "Darlin' " for short).

On DVDTalk, I occasionally hear it pronounced "crick"...but then, I may be mishearing and confusing that with one of several rhyming words often substituted in its place.

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App-uh-LAY-shun or Ap-uh-LATCH-un?
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AppalaCHEEan.

Duh.

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Sikh burn, bruv.
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It's spelled M-O-O-N and pronounced "Groot!"

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