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    Default How do you pronounce......

    "Big Eq"? I was speaking with someone the other day who was speaking of a sale pony on bigeq.com and she kept referring to the site as "big eck" (think the first syllable of equitation). I have never heard anyone pronounce it this way...always "big e q" (like eeee, que). Just making sure I am not crazy ignorant!
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    i have always said it the first way, but maybe i am wrong....



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    "Eck". Same as when you're saying you're off to do your eq class.



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    it is the first way lol
    I have never heard anyone say "eee Q"
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    eck



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    Damn....it's official. I am now crazy ignorant!
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    Big Eck.

    But Punc Eq (Big evolutionary paleo theory-- Punctuated Equilibria (not Equilibrium) is Punk Eek.

    Who needs to know both, besides me?

    Jesus. I should get out more.
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    Big Eq as in big Ek.
    I cringe when ever I hear eeek for equine. Where I live there are no ekuines they are all eeekkkuines... But then again this is the same area in which the foal is "out of' < name of stallion> .
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    Quote Originally Posted by bumknees
    Big Eq as in big Ek.
    I cringe when ever I hear eeek for equine. Where I live there are no ekuines they are all eeekkkuines... But then again this is the same area in which the foal is "out of' < name of stallion> .
    Or hearing someone (and it happens too much) say foal out a mare.

    You don't foal out anything. The mare foals. Period.
    You take you mare for someone else to foal for you, but you don't foal out...............
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    Hmmmm...but Doctors still deliver babies...



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    Quote Originally Posted by selah
    Hmmmm...but Doctors still deliver babies...
    Completely agree, but we're talking grammatically here. To foal (verb) means to deliver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bumknees View Post
    Big Eq as in big Ek.
    I cringe when ever I hear eeek for equine. Where I live there are no ekuines they are all eeekkkuines... But then again this is the same area in which the foal is "out of' < name of stallion> .
    Both are correct
    ee-kwahyn, ek-wahyn are both acceptable, according to Webster's

    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaBred View Post
    Or hearing someone (and it happens too much) say foal out a mare.

    You don't foal out anything. The mare foals. Period.
    You take you mare for someone else to foal for you, but you don't foal out...............
    That goes along with the "verb-izing" thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    Big Eck.

    But Punc Eq (Big evolutionary paleo theory-- Punctuated Equilibria (not Equilibrium) is Punk Eek.

    Who needs to know both, besides me?

    Jesus. I should get out more.


    Makes perfect sense though, since it's still the first syllable, correctly pronounced, of the word
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    Quote Originally Posted by selah View Post
    Hmmmm...but Doctors still deliver babies...
    this is debatable. I only had a dr for the first 2 of my 5(midwife for the others) and I'm thinking it is safe to say I birthed my babies. No one "delivered them". Pizzas are delivered, LOL!

    back on topic I always say Big Eck



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    Delivered babies go back to the whole stork theory...ahhh, nevermind...

    I've always pronounced Big Eq, Big Eck....

    Also agree on the foal out, drives me crazy to hear that!



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    I have to agree with everyone else - Big ECK.

    Round these parts, we do watch a mare foal, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brightwhitestockings View Post
    I have never heard anyone say "eee Q"
    Me either. Its definitely "eck."



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