Everybody on the internet is pronouncing "Niche" as "nitch" ??

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Forgive me if i'm totally wrong, but everyone on the internet is pronouncing niche as "nitch" when I always thought it was pronounced "neesh". The way i pronounce it seems to be the way its done when you search on google for the word and press the audio button to hear the correct way to say it.

I'm in Australia, perhaps its pronounced differently in the US.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by stuffz2018 View Post

    Forgive me if i'm totally wrong, but everyone on the internet is pronouncing niche as "nitch" when I always thought it was pronounced "neesh". The way i pronounce it seems to be the way its done when you search on google for the word and press the audio button to hear the correct way to say it.

    I'm in Australia, perhaps its pronounced differently in the US.
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    Lol, your correct on the proper way of pronouncing the word niche
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Oxford prefers "nitch"
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/niche

    Dictionary.com prefers "nitch"
    Niche | Define Niche at Dictionary.com
    ("Neesh" isn't an option.)

    Google, which uses the Oxford Pocket Dictionary, prefers "nitch".

    Webster's prefers "nitch"
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dict...earch-dict-hed
    (Introduces a third option, "nish".)

    Collins prefers "nitch"
    https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us.../english/niche

    Vocabulary.com prefers "nitch"
    https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/niche
    ("Neesh" not an option.)

    I'm actually surprised that I didn't find at least one dictionary that preferred "neesh". While I use "nitch", I thought it would at least be a fight.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Oxford prefers "nitch"
      https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/niche

      Dictionary.com prefers "nitch"
      Niche | Define Niche at Dictionary.com
      ("Neesh" isn't an option.)

      Google, which uses the Oxford Pocket Dictionary, prefers "nitch".

      Webster's prefers "nitch"
      https://www.merriam-webster.com/dict...earch-dict-hed
      (Introduces a third option, "nish".)

      Collins prefers "nitch"
      https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us.../english/niche

      Vocabulary.com prefers "nitch"
      https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/niche
      ("Neesh" not an option.)

      I'm actually surprised that I didn't find at least one dictionary that preferred "neesh". While I use "nitch", I thought it would at least be a fight.
      Since it's French in origin, the correct pronunciation is neesh - rhymes with quiche and fiche which are also French words.

      Mon dieu, n'a plus rien de sacré?
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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Since it's French in origin, the correct pronunciation is neesh - rhymes with quiche and fiche which are also French words.

        Mon dieu, n'a plus rien de sacré?
        Real men don't eat quiche...meanwhile Claude wants a second serving.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Since it's French in origin, the correct pronunciation is neesh - rhymes with quiche and fiche which are also French words.

        Mon dieu, n'a plus rien de sacré?
        Tell that to every single leading dictionary.

        Besides, your explanation only further supports pronouncing the word "nitch".
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          Tell that to every single leading dictionary.

          I suspect that you are the only one here that talks to your dictionary.



          And it's pronounced Nietzche.
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            I suspect that you are the only one here that talks to your dictionary.



            And it's pronounced Nietzche.
            well as long as he doesn't start talking to other peoples dictionaries ..though i guess there is a niche for that ..
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Actually if you press the icons to have the word read out, they have no preference for either pronunciation. Which (whiche?) means that eyether/eether pronunciation is acceptable, and neyether/neether one of them is wrong.

      It is understandable that Americastanians would have problems with French pronunciation though. You only need to look at the difficulty they have with English, let alone French.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Actually if you press the icons to have the word read out, they have no preference for either pronunciation. Which (whiche?) means that eyether/eether pronunciation is acceptable, and neyether/neether one of them is wrong.

        It is understandable that Americastanians would have problems with French pronunciation though. You only need to look at the difficulty they have with English, let alone French.
        You're being disingenuous. Most dictionaries today are descriptive in function (rather than prescriptive). They order preference by usage. Ergo, pronunciation listed first is the preferred pronunciation.

        Every dictionary I listed above shows a preference by order for "nitch", including in the order of the sound files.

        The Brits, and their minors, the Australians, tend to favor progressive change in everything but the natural progression of the English language.

        I'll take the word of the linguistics professionals at every leading dictionary over your opinion in this instance. I'll be certain to call you, however, if I ever need advice on wrestling a crocodile or seducing a kangaroo.
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          I'll be certain to call you, however, if I ever need advice on wrestling a crocodile or seducing a kangaroo.


          kan·ga·roo
          ˌkaNGɡəˈro͞o/Submit
          noun
          1) a large plant-eating marsupial with a long powerful tail and strongly developed hind limbs that enable it to travel by leaping, found only in Australia and New Guinea.

          2) the only living thing that Riffle has not tried to seduce.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            kan·ga·roo
            ˌkaNGɡəˈro͞o/Submit
            noun
            1) a large plant-eating marsupial with a long powerful tail and strongly developed hind limbs that enable it to travel by leaping, found only in Australia and New Guinea.

            2) the only living thing that Riffle has not tried to seduce.
            That's because they all have Syphilis which would give Dan N itch
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          • Profile picture of the author tudogz
            No kangaroos in New Guinea, I'm afraid...
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        • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          I'll be certain to call you, however, if I ever need advice on wrestling a crocodile or seducing a kangaroo.
          You neglected to mention my expertise in the field of punching garden gnomes in the face.
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

            You neglected to mention my expertise in the field of punching garden gnomes in the face.
            I think I have a job for you. Do you travel?
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post


      Dictionary.com prefers "nitch"
      ("Neesh" isn't an option.)
      Vocabulary.com prefers "nitch"
      ("Neesh" not an option.)

      I'm actually surprised that I didn't find at least one dictionary that preferred "neesh". While I use "nitch", I thought it would at least be a fight.
      Poor Neesha his first name is not even considered in the dictionary or vocabulary.

      Neesha Word can't catch a break in this world.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Originally Posted by stuffz2018 View Post

    Forgive me if i'm totally wrong, but everyone on the internet is pronouncing niche as "nitch" when I always thought it was pronounced "neesh". The way i pronounce it seems to be the way its done when you search on google for the word and press the audio button to hear the correct way to say it.

    I'm in Australia, perhaps its pronounced differently in the US.
    In the US (east coast) it's pronounced nitch on Google definition/voice.

    Try it in Swahili, it's pronounced armadillo.
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    No one actually gives a sheet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Renata78
    It is "neesh" or "nish". I noticed also that mostly in US they pronounce "nitch" which got me confused first time I heard it...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Renata78 View Post

      It is "neesh" or "nish". I noticed also that mostly in US they pronounce "nitch" which got me confused first time I heard it...
      It can be confusing...we also pronounce "Claude" as "jerk".
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by Renata78 View Post

      It is "neesh" or "nish". I noticed also that mostly in US they pronounce "nitch" which got me confused first time I heard it...
      It is part of the accent in the US to pronounce word that end with ch with a tch even if it is not put in the word ..but hell you go to different parts of the USA as someone from here and you are like..what the F^%$ are they saying ..I am from the boston area..though over the last 20 years my accent has virtually completely disappeared

      classes on how to talk boston here or heah

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  • Profile picture of the author Princess Balestra
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    For the record, it is pronounced NYE KEY.

    They manufacture sports shoes cost big time $$$ yet still dumpya onya ass u try makin' out all Usain Bolt while happnin' also to be frickin' Moi.
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  • Profile picture of the author tudogz
    Yep, it's "neech" everywhere in the world except good ol' USA. Are you surprised?
    (This should start something lol)
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Stuffz,

    Neesh is likely right.

    I am from New Jersey; I say little properly with my bawls, dawgs and cawfees.

    I just blew through the Gold Coast for a 45 minute layover this afternoon. Gorgeous. In Auckland now.

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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi Stuffz,

      Neesh is likely right.

      I am from New Jersey; I say little properly with my bawls, dawgs and cawfees.

      I just blew through the Gold Coast for a 45 minute layover this afternoon. Gorgeous. In Auckland now.

      Ryan
      But you drink soda,(not pop) eat Hot Dogs (no franks) and drove down to the shore (not the beach).
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

        But you drink soda,(not pop) eat Hot Dogs (no franks) and drove down to the shore (not the beach).
        Actually, us Philly boys, drive "down the shore," totally eschewing proper sentence structure. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Got caught up on 'Shark Tank" by watching 5 episodes over the past few days. Almost all of the Sharks pronounced the word as 'neesh.' If it's good enough for Mr. Wonderful, it should be good enough for you.

    Personally, I find it comical that there would be a discussion on how to properly pronounce a word, when there is only one way to properly pronounce the word.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      Got caught up on 'Shark Tank" by watching 5 episodes over the past few days. Almost all of the Sharks pronounced the word as 'neesh.' If it's good enough for Mr. Wonderful, it should be good enough for you.
      I hear it as Neesh, but usually from someone who is positioning themselves as someone "in the know" or of high social class.

      Like when they say Estate instead of home...or Grounds instead of yard.

      I have a brother-in-law that is from California, and they own a college there. He says things like "Neesh".

      One day he was telling us how he felt (he had a stomach ache I think)

      He said, "I'm feeling a little...what's the word I'm looking for?"

      I said "Pompous?"

      I always found pomposity and a feeling of self importance (not the same as self confidence) as funny. Even in myself.

      What I thought was even funnier was that nobody laughed. Slaves to the social hierarchy.
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        I hear it as Neesh, but usually from someone who is positioning themselves as someone "in the know" or of high social class.
        Or perhaps has a 7th grade education, which of course, would disqualify you, so why must you opine?

        (See what I did there?)
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

          Or perhaps has a 7th grade education, which of course, would disqualify you, so why must you opine?

          (See what I did there?)
          I saw what you did there.

          But I'll have you know that I had a 7th grade education. In fact, I was so good at 7th grade, I went back two more times.

          Those little desks got soooo uncomfortable.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            I saw what you did there.

            But I'll have you know that I had a 7th grade education. In fact, I was so good at 7th grade, I went back two more times.

            Those little desks got soooo uncomfortable.
            At least your school was "Approved", although a little sexually corrupted, so you had a Bi School Education.
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          • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            But I'll have you know that I had a 7th grade education. In fact, I was so good at 7th grade, I went back two more times.
            Is that why you quit after the third attempt and never went back?
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            I saw what you did there.

            But I'll have you know that I had a 7th grade education. In fact, I was so good at 7th grade, I went back two more times.

            Those little desks got soooo uncomfortable.
            You must have been a Penile Genius back then.

            Give it a minute, (joke).
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Originally Posted by stuffz2018 View Post

    I'm in Australia, perhaps its pronounced differently in the US.
    OK. We get it. Australia has a superior educational system to the U.S.

    Truth be told, so does Bangladesh, it seems.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    I am surprized that this silly subject is still getting traction, l would expect by now that it would have been closed, deleted, sent into the pit of hell and cut up into bite sized pieces.

    No, wait Claude is posting,....chunks!

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    Proof that WF members can take any sort of idiocy and run with it straight to the LOL room....

    Which is much nicer than suggesting that anyone who thinks this is a question to 'ponder' probably already has a job...at McDonald's....
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Proof that WF members can take any sort of idiocy and run with it straight to the LOL room....

      Which is much nicer than suggesting that anyone who thinks this is a question to 'ponder' probably already has a job...at McDonald's....
      Ouch guess it is time to put in the pink slip Disclaimer - That was a joke!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    This has come up a number of times on the WF over the years. The word relating to IM I find mispronounced the most is "template".

    It isn't tem-plate as many people say, it's really pronounced tem-plit or tem-plet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      This has come up a number of times on the WF over the years. The word relating to IM I find mispronounced the most is "template".

      It isn't tem-plate as many people say, it's really pronounced tem-plit or tem-plet.
      Kurt;

      For years, I thought people in my town were calling me Ace. I later found out that this is just what the word Ass sounds like...when you have missing teeth.

      Ahhh childhood.

      And the original German pronunciation of Riffle is "Awful".
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        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        Kurt;

        For years, I thought people in my town were calling me Ace. I later found out that this is just what the word Ass sounds like...when you have missing teeth.

        Ahhh childhood.

        And the original German pronunciation of Riffle is "Awful".
        Speaking of template, that steel plate in your head is giving you problems again...
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Speaking of template, that steel plate in your head is giving you problems again...
          Well, if l was Claude l would have been insulted, hurt, umm, and hungry, (don't ask me why) after that remark.

          But since l am not....

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          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Speaking of template, that steel plate in your head is giving you problems again...

          Plate?

          Any word associated with food, and I get excited.

          If you call me a Basket case...I think of a basket and how it's full of food.

          i weigh 590 pounds. At this rate, I'll be obese in less than a decade.
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          • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            If you call me a Basket case...I think of a basket and how it's full of food.
            You are a cornucopia of idiotic statements. Your 'plate' runneth over.
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            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
              Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

              You are a cornucopia of idiotic statements. Your 'plate' runneth over.
              You better be glad I have no idea what Cornucopia means...or you would be in BIG trouble, Mister!

              I'll assume it means "Stable Genius".
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              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                You better be glad I have no idea what Cornucopia means...or you would be in BIG trouble, Mister!

                I'll assume it means "Stable Hand Genius".
                Corrected for an even more underhanded and cheap laugh!

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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      It isn't tem-plate as many people say, it's really pronounced tem-plit or tem-plet.
      In its original French its tom-plart-er.










      (I may have made that up. In fact I did make it up.)
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  • Profile picture of the author radu
    You can call it whatever you want as long as you dominate that niche ..:-) just kidding..

    Neesh is probably the best one but I reckon this little detail to be not so important as the IM is global now and there are successful internet marketers from many non-english speaking coutries that teach IM..
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    Yes, but Australians eat Vegemite, so it's tough to take things seriously.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by tritrain View Post

      Yes, but Australians eat Vegemite, so it's tough to take things seriously.
      Some of us eat that foul, salty substance, the rest prepare for the dropbear invasion.

      Walk through the gumtree's and have one of those drunk, furry things land on your noggin, and you will be scarred for life, (and have a headache).

      It is a terror only Australians can comprehend, but being drunk will bring you up to speed.

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