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quiche

20 replies

MrsMuddyPuddles · 02/04/2012 11:19

A quiche is a thing one eats. A Clique is a group of people. Unless you are a cannibal, do not confuse the two!

Ahem.

Not usually good enough with the grammar and spelling to be a pedant but this one makes my teeth itch! Sorry to intrude on this corner.

OP posts:
ThighsTheLimit · 02/04/2012 11:21

I take it you also know the definition of irony?

EdithWeston · 02/04/2012 11:22

I think you'll need to keep itching (might Listerine help?) as this is a case of the development of specialised jargon.

MardyBra · 02/04/2012 11:23

Welcome to the corner. But like Thighs says, it's being used ironically.

Are your teeth really itching?

ExitPursuedByABear · 02/04/2012 11:23

Joke?

MardyBra · 02/04/2012 11:23

x post with Edith. (Slow typing)

SuePurblybilt · 02/04/2012 11:23

You do realise it's a deliberate joke and that nobody is really confused by the two words? Confused

MardyBra · 02/04/2012 11:24

The Nobdies need to sort out their spelling too.

EdithWeston · 02/04/2012 11:24

I am however mildly irked when posters do not see the difference between a clique and a claque.

MardyBra · 02/04/2012 11:24

And as for the Pendants...

Thumbwitch · 02/04/2012 11:25

I don't know whether to or at this thread! So I'll just have a Wine instead.

OP - have Wine as well with your quiche. Grin

OhChristFENTON · 02/04/2012 11:26

HaHaHaHaHaHa Grin

MardyBra · 02/04/2012 11:27

There's no need to apologise for the intrusion though.

MrsMuddyPuddles · 02/04/2012 11:44

I missed the fact that it's an in joke Blush
Thumbwitch thanks for the Wine!

OP posts:
insancerre · 02/04/2012 11:49

You'll be sending in the grammer police next, OP

ObviouslyOblivious · 02/04/2012 11:49

Can none of you spell??? It's click, not clique.




:o

Rinkan · 04/04/2012 02:22

Obviously, possibly you are well aware of this, but Americans do pronounce "clique" "click" . They don't say "quish" though Grin

MardyBra · 04/04/2012 11:00

My mum always says "click", or more commonly "clicky" (usually describing a group of friends she has perceived as snubbing her).

NetworkGuy · 07/04/2012 14:58

LOL - thanks all, for a funny read

BigusBumus · 07/04/2012 15:01

Urgh I HATE click instead of clique.

NetworkGuy · 08/04/2012 19:55

click vs clique

a repeated irritant, as that was mentioned on 17-Sep-2010 on 'to all intensive purposes' "Battering eyelids, and click vs clique."

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