cliche & niche: a testimonial

David Bergdahl bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Mar 15 20:11:10 UTC 2001

Growing up in suburban L.I. the only pronunciations I heard as a kid were
the French ones with /i/ and always considered a "click" unrelated to
"clique"; "nitch" still makes me wince, which must say that "click" has
been around longer and I'm become inured of it.

BTW, my wife just read the header and asked if "Cliche & Niche" --both
with /..eesh/ --was a trendy new shoppe... :-)  but then again, she's from
David Bergdahl          Ellis Hall 366         Ohio University / Athens
Associate Prof/English  tel:  (740) 593-2783   fax:  (740) 593-2818
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