A Conversation for Snooker

How to say snooker?

Post 1

Sea Change

Snooker seems an improbable word to my American eye, and calls to mind a hairnet with hooks, or a children's book sticky with jam. smiley - smiley

Does the double 'o' in it rhyme with 'moon', or with 'book'?


How to say snooker?

Post 2

Mu Beta

Ah, now this is something of a thorny subject, and something I could well have written about.smiley - smiley

Us English wot invented the game, would pronounce the 'oo' as in 'moon'. However, Americans - who have a nasty habit of mucking about with the language - use the term 'snooker' frequently in pool games to describe a 'hidden' ball, and will insist on pronouncing it as in 'book'.

I'm guesing, unles you want to look strangely out of place at your local pool hall, you should adopt the latter pronunciation.smiley - biggrin

B


How to say snooker?

Post 3

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

What, "snucker"? How odd... Sounds like a cross between sneaking around and sniggering...

smiley - ale


How to say snooker?

Post 4

Mu Beta

smiley - laugh

You've obviously never listened to Sid Waddell's co-commentaters during the Mosconi Cup. They say it exactly like that.

B


How to say snooker?

Post 5

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

B, I don't even know what the Mosconi Cup *is* - a pool competition I assume? smiley - laugh

smiley - ale


How to say snooker?

Post 6

Mu Beta

It is. Pool's equivalent of the Ryder Cup - US versus Europe.

Only, unlike the Ryder Cup, we usually get whupped by the Yanks.

How's the new house?

B


How to say snooker?

Post 7

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

So far sadly lacking an internet connection smiley - cross In fact, we haven't unpacked the PC yet. Apart from that, fine cheers ,smiley - ok

smiley - ale


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