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    Default How do you pronounce Nuc?

    Please settle a bet:

    Is it like Nook (as in Nucleus) or Nuck as in the three stoges (nuck, nuck, nuck)?


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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    Nook (as in Nucleus), because it is actually short for Nucleus.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    Nook (as in Nucleus), because it is actually short for Nucleus.


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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    It is not like Nuck (as in Luck), nor is it Nook (as in Brook); but rather it is Nuke (as in puke). Just my opinion or that is how I say it.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    Quote Originally Posted by scurryn View Post
    Please settle a bet:

    Is it like Nook (as in Nucleus) or Nuck as in the three stoges (nuck, nuck, nuck)?

    On the chance that this is "Off Topic", it's actually nYuck, nYuck, nYuck. But who really cares.

    Nook for shortened version of nucleus colony.

    But I do know someone who calls them Nuks, like nuts w/ a "k" instead of a "t".
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    like the bomb. as in " if i sell my nuc's to N. Korea..."

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    It depends on where your from really....like around here wash has an R in it as in "I need to warsh the car". That is the one thing I do not like about forums and such.....no accents!
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    Yeah, but nuc doesn't have an R. RRR

    My Dad always pronounced Washington, as in Washington, DC, near where I grew up, as Warshington. Bugged the out of me. Oops, I mean, heck.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    Rhymes with book.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    Please settle a bet:
    Whats the bet?
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nucleus
    Click on the pronunciation guide...
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    Quote Originally Posted by dug_6238 View Post
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nucleus
    Click on the pronunciation guide...
    That won't work, as nuc actually comes from 2 syllables in nucleus. If you tried to use that reasoning, then try to use the same reasoning to tell me how you get the nicknames from proper names, such as Bob for Robert, or Chad for Charles, or Jack for John. Nuc is a nickname for Nucleus, but the pronunciation of it, is up for grabs. I say it rhymes with book, but you can say it how you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chick View Post
    . Nuc is a nickname for Nucleus,
    Is it a nickname or sort for... I would say it is short for Nucleus and pronounced as such.

    Generally a nickname does not have anything to do with the actual name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chick View Post
    That won't work, as nuc actually comes from 2 syllables in nucleus. If you tried to use that reasoning, then try to use the same reasoning to tell me how you get the nicknames from proper names, such as Bob for Robert, or Chad for Charles, or Jack for John. Nuc is a nickname for Nucleus, but the pronunciation of it, is up for grabs. I say it rhymes with book, but you can say it how you want.

    Wow. The Bob and Robert comparison couldn't be less relevant. Changing 'nuke' (which is short for nuclear (bomb) or accepted as short in this case for nucleus) to rhyme with book...well let's just say I hope you don't use that same mode of reasoning when you do your taxes each year.
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    It's short for nucleus and pronounced like it's short for nucleus. I don't know how it could end up being pronounced any other way.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    How can the comparison of how other shortened names are pronounced NOT be relevant? You guys are a riot. As I said, the pronunciation is up for grabs. It is not a proper word, meaning it is not officially recognized. Around here, it is pronounced like book, except with a n instead of a b. ROTFL at yall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenseye View Post
    It's short for nucleus and pronounced like it's short for nucleus. I don't know how it could end up being pronounced any other way.
    Well, beings you are from the northeast you should. In 1972 during Ranger school at Ft. Benning Ga., I was training with a guy form Maine, he was asking for frozen water that (as he said in explanation) "you put in a coke", me (raised in the south) and my buddy thought he was asking for directions to a house of ill repute; my father (from Pennsylvania and raised there(also a retired Army Ranger)) would always state that he worked for the bum plant, a reference to working for A.O. Smith "Bomb" plant. I love the different vernacular, let's leave room for the difference pronuciations. I have a good friend from Maine, we always argue about how to pronounce "route", in the south its "rout" and in the north its root. Who's right?

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    A root is the part of a tree that grows in the ground, a route is a pathway, or hiway. I'm quitting this thread. Doesn't have much to do with bee keeping.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Nuc?

    I lived in Maine for a piece of time. And I pronounce "roof" like you would pronounce "woof" Drives my wife nuts all the time. I just let her keep pronouncing it wrong!
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