Mort and Florene Snurdle from Bullfrog, Utah write:
Dear Uncle Snarky, my wife thinks you know everything, unlike your own wife who actually knows you. Here’s our question.
We were recently on a mushroom hunting expedition. Florene loves to brew us a special tea from the ‘shrooms and then we just sit around for hours looking at the pretty colors and listening to Pink Floyd albums on the phonograph.
Well, long story short, we stumbled upon a cache of pornographic magazines and now I can’t leave myself alone. Florene is ecstatic.
My question is when I said the word “cache”, I pronounced it as KAYSH. Florene said I was a damned idiot and that it was correctly pronounced as KASH-SHAY. Which one of us is right? A beanie weinie dinner is riding on this.
The Snark replies:
Dear Snurdles, thank you for your question. On the other hand I don’t thank you for the obvious “too much information” infraction.
But the correct answer is ……. (drum roll) neither of you dumbasses is even close to being right.
The Snark grinds his teeth when he hears idiots mispronounce this single-syllable word. Say it this way ….. CASH…. you know, like money in your pocket. CASH dammit, CASH.