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Does anyone actually say 'sixth'?

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PrettyCandles Tue 23-Sep-08 14:13:39

rather than 'sikth'?

wordgirl Tue 23-Sep-08 14:14:15

yes me and sikth really gets on my nerves

Mutt Tue 23-Sep-08 14:14:24

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gemmiegoatlegs Tue 23-Sep-08 14:15:25

I do! I had to say it aloud a couple of times just to check! Have you noticed people saying "She text me last week" Is this the same breed?!

HuwEdwards Tue 23-Sep-08 14:16:59

yes I sixth. Anything else is plain wrong.

sparkybabe Tue 23-Sep-08 14:18:13

My old boss used to Ax me to do things. grin

maidamess Tue 23-Sep-08 14:18:59

I'm spraying my screen lisping all over the place here.

maidamess Tue 23-Sep-08 14:19:42

Ok, who says Wed-nesday?

Thought not. Wens-day it is.

donnie Tue 23-Sep-08 14:20:50

yes I say sixth. Why would I say anything else? 'Sikth' just sounds like you need a puke, tbh.

I also say SANDWICH and not 'samwidge' or 'sammidge'. I expect other people to do the same if they wish to be taken seriously.

donnie Tue 23-Sep-08 14:21:58

sorry, my horse is rather high today!

Iklboo Tue 23-Sep-08 14:23:30

As for SANDWICH - I just say 'butty' grin

gemmiegoatlegs Tue 23-Sep-08 14:25:19

aha - but do you say February and library Donnie?

Flier Tue 23-Sep-08 14:25:31

of course i say sixth
i say wednesday too hmm

Divvy Tue 23-Sep-08 14:26:19

not without alot of spit!

donnie Tue 23-Sep-08 14:26:30

yes indeed I do!! so ner ner!

I do drop my aitches on occasions though...!

pmsl at butty!

CountessDracula Tue 23-Sep-08 14:27:43

i say sixth
and wed'nsday

donnie Tue 23-Sep-08 14:28:06

the words I do have trouble with are belisha beacon and mortar and pestle. I get the consonants muddled up and always end up saying belika beashon. It sounds better as well.

PrettyCandles Tue 23-Sep-08 14:29:12

I'm generally quite pedantic about speaking clearly, but I struggle with siksth.

How about "the sixth sheik's sixth sheep's sick"?

Iklboo Tue 23-Sep-08 14:29:22

Dictionary phonetic pronunciation of Wednesday is



MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Tue 23-Sep-08 14:30:39

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gemmiegoatlegs Tue 23-Sep-08 14:31:22

surely not Ik!

Salleroo Tue 23-Sep-08 14:33:10

I say sixth.

What is it with folk who say textas for texts? And axing me to do something will ensure it doesnt get done grin

quickdrawmcgraw Tue 23-Sep-08 14:33:42

isn't it supposed to be sikth? I had heard somewhere it was and that's why bbc pronounce it that way.
I say sixth.

Iklboo Tue 23-Sep-08 14:34:55

Went on Cambridge Dictionary online and asked for phonetic wotsit and it cane up with WENZ-DEI
I might check the OED too.
We could just call it WODENSTAG - its German equivalent/root? grin

Pushpinia Tue 23-Sep-08 14:37:26

Erm no the German is Mittwoch! grin

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