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pronunciation - economics

(7 Posts)
inthisdayandage Sun 25-Aug-13 16:46:21

Do you say Eck-onomics or eee-conomics for economics? I hear both. Is one correct or are both acceptable?

HorryIsUpduffed Sun 25-Aug-13 17:33:44

I never know. I say both, I think. Slight lean to eck- on the grounds that I don't say ee-conomist or ee-conomy.

WMittens Sun 25-Aug-13 17:42:44


Imagine when abbreviating 'Home Economics', it would otherwise become 'Home Eek!' instead of 'Home Eck'.

Ra88 Sun 25-Aug-13 17:43:32

eck here!

MollyBerry Sun 25-Aug-13 21:40:11

Bit of both, mainly because I don't know which one is right!

AMumInScotland Sun 25-Aug-13 21:47:12

Eck - largely because Terry Pratchett mentions it in one of his books, and since it doesn't translate well it comes out like Echo-Gnomics grin

MrsBungle Sun 25-Aug-13 21:49:45

I say both!

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