CLIK/CLEEK & NATIVE SPEAKER [was "FAG one last time"]

Simon,Beth Simon at IPFW.EDU
Thu Mar 15 18:48:13 UTC 2001

Ah, now, I'm "sheek," but the jeans are "chick."


American Dialect Society wrote:
> I recall when Chic jeans came out in the 80s I heard my children
> pronouncing the word as "chick".  I brought it up in a couple of
> undergrad linguistics classes, at that time, and "chick" was the
> nearly unanimous choice.
> BTW, do "cleek" speakers say "cleekish" or "clickish"?
> Herb

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