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Tech is short for technology and the 'ch' is pronounced like the 'ck' in neck, peck, hack, back, sack, crack, etc. Rhymes with neck, peck, trek. Other words with 'ch' sounding like that are listed her …
answered Jun 2 '18 by Michael Harvey
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". That pronunciation sounds, to me, a southern English/RP speaker, like Irish (particularly Northern Irish), Scottish, or perhaps Newcastle ("Geordie") regional pronunciation. There is no single "correct …
answered May 6 by Michael Harvey
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'Cleanly' meaning (of a person) 'habitually clean and careful to avoid dirt' is archaic, and should be used with care, e.g. in poetry or period dialogue. ADJECTIVE archaic Habitually clean a …
answered Jul 14 '18 by Michael Harvey