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How do you spell the word that sounds like....

lokiju

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KU-Day-Gra or Ku-da-gra or Coo-de-graa?


I'm not even sure if that's the proper pronunciation of it either.



I'm trying to look up the meaning of the word and it's kind of hard to do when I can't even figure out the spelling!

I've heard it in the context of "Let's perform a ku-dey-gra" or something like that.

 

dabuddha

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Apr 10, 2000
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hahahahaha
sorry I was sitting here tryin to figure out wtf are you talking about and then I saw Nohr's post and it all became clear LOL
 

SonnyDaze

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Originally posted by: AbAbber2k
I believe it's pronounced "coop dee grayce."
Hmmmm...I'm not an English major (I live in the South--WOOHOO) but I think it's pronounced "koo" and the p is silent. Kind of like coup d'etat....here's linky for thsoe like me that live down down yonder......
Coup de' Text
 

Ika

Lifer
Mar 22, 2006
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Originally posted by: SonnyDaze
Coup de' Text
Originally posted by: AbAbber2k
I believe it's pronounced "coop dee grayce."
Hmmmm...I'm not an English major (I live in the South--WOOHOO) but I think it's pronounced "koo" and the p is silent. Kind of like coup d'etat....here's linky for thsoe like me that live down down yonder......
It's "koo de grahss" (like grass, but with "ah" instead of "a") (that makes little sense...)
 

Vegitto

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Originally posted by: shortylickens
Originally posted by: Vegitto
Originally posted by: loic2003
Originally posted by: shortylickens
What about jwa-da-veev?
joie de vivre
I think he means 'déja vu'.. :confused:
Nope. I would have said Deja-Vu. Which is also how I normaly spell it since I hate figuring out how to do those stupid little umlout things.
Umlout's are ä, ö and ü.
 

shortylickens

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Jul 15, 2003
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Originally posted by: Vegitto
Originally posted by: shortylickens
Originally posted by: Vegitto
Originally posted by: loic2003
Originally posted by: shortylickens
What about jwa-da-veev?
joie de vivre
I think he means 'déja vu'.. :confused:
Nope. I would have said Deja-Vu. Which is also how I normaly spell it since I hate figuring out how to do those stupid little umlout things.
Umlout's are ä, ö and ü.
All right. Thats it.
I'm headin over to your house right now with a cucumber, some vasoline and my duct tape.

 

Whisper

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Feb 25, 2000
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Originally posted by: Aflac
Originally posted by: SonnyDaze
Coup de' Text
Originally posted by: AbAbber2k
I believe it's pronounced "coop dee grayce."
Hmmmm...I'm not an English major (I live in the South--WOOHOO) but I think it's pronounced "koo" and the p is silent. Kind of like coup d'etat....here's linky for thsoe like me that live down down yonder......
It's "koo de grahss" (like grass, but with "ah" instead of "a") (that makes little sense...)
Yeup, that's the correct way of pronouncing it, although lots of English speakers generally leave the final "s" sound off. Whatever floats your boat.
 

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