how do you pronounce "exchequer" ?

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  1. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ex-checker???
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I am curious too. I don't try and pronounce things I don't know without asking how first, since I'd rather get it right then sound like a doofus. I have run into too many people who say merLOT instead of Merloh for the wine merlot.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I honestly do not know, so for the mean time I usually say "ex-check-wer" in my head. [​IMG]
     
  4. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Yes. That's the American pronunciation. Accent on the -check-
     
  6. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it's my lazy french, but I say it kind of like "esh-keur". Get drunk and it gets easier.[​IMG]
     
  7. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes. That's the American pronunciation. Accent on the -check-

    Thats how i say it and i am scottish!! [​IMG]
     
  8. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad I figured that one out!
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I kinda say it with a french accent on it. Ex-che-ceur, almost like Mille Fleur.
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    ex·cheq·uer
    [eks-chek-er, iks-chek-er]


    –noun
    1. a treasury, as of a state or nation.
    2.(in Great Britain)
    a. ( often initial capital letter ) the governmental department in charge of the public revenues.
    b.(formerly) an office administering the royal revenues and determining all cases affecting them.
    c.( initial capital letter ) Also called Court of Exchequer. an ancient common-law court of civil jurisdiction in which cases affecting the revenues of the crown were tried, now merged in the King's Bench Division of the High Court.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/exchequer
     
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