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How do you pronounce Toque?

Toke - American
241 (61.8%)
Toke - Canadian
14 (3.6%)
Toke - Other
27 (6.9%)
Two-k - American
36 (9.2%)
Two-k - Canadian
70 (17.9%)
Two-k - Other
2 (0.5%)

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Pronounce "FrugalToque" out loud, then answer this poll
« on: May 12, 2017, 05:41:19 PM »
At fellow moderator swick's house, and the word "toque" came up, and apparently I have been mispronouncing FrugalToque's name for years.

(You would have seen the name as a moderator here on the forums, and as featured in these 8 MMM blog posts).

How have you been pronouncing it?

(I guess it's a Canadian word for a hat--what we call a beanie. Google image search for Toque.  Those of you who were with me, you've learned something today!  :) )
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 05:44:47 PM »
Its a winter hat that covers your ears. My name should show my expertise. More obvious in french. Tuque.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 05:52:14 PM »
Its a winter hat that covers your ears. My name shiuld show my expertise. More obvious in french. Tuque.

As a dumbass 'Merican, I always had heard of this hat.  I never saw it spelled.  I always thought it was spelled "took".

I am taken back to my days of youth:  Bob and Doug McKenzie comedy routines with Geddy Lee singing "Take Off to the Great White North".

...and surely there is someone out there pronouncing it "toe-cue".
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 05:54:24 PM »
In my head, it's toke, but I know it should be tuque.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 06:21:22 PM »
Well, the way I've been saying it isn't even an option.  I thought it was toe-kay, like a Spanish word.

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 06:27:39 PM »
Well, the way I've been saying it isn't even an option.  I thought it was toe-kay, like a Spanish word.

Because of their severe winters that require specific winter clothing? :D

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 06:44:11 PM »
You obviously missed out on Bob and Doug McKenzie's "Great White North" - a series of skits performed by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas from SCTV. It was definitely a Canadian-stereotype, but damn they were funny, and everyone that ever saw the episodes or had the albums knew how to pronounce the word because of their 12 Days of Christmas: "FIVE GOLDEN Toques!!"   ;D

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2017, 06:58:37 PM »
Two-K and American.  I live close enough to the border to know....

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2017, 07:18:21 PM »
Yeah, uh ...

"Toque" rhymes with "Duke".#

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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 07:30:26 PM »
I know how to pronounce it, but I'm Canadian, so no excuse if I didn't.  Toques have given me hat hair for many years.

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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2017, 07:44:13 PM »
Yeah, uh ...

"Toque" rhymes with "Duke".#

Yep.

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2017, 07:46:48 PM »
Canadian so I can pronounce it.  What is the American equivalent?  My guess is 'knitted hat' and Mr. Pachnik who is from Quebec agrees.   Curious about other ideas though.

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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 07:50:23 PM »
I pronounce it tock, as in the tick tock of a clock, even though I know it's meant to be tuke like duke. So none of the above (and I refrained from voting).

Canadian so I can pronounce it.  What is the American equivalent?  My guess is 'knitted hat' and Mr. Pachnik who is from Quebec agrees.   Curious about other ideas though.

Can't tell you the American equivalent, but in Australia and the UK we'd call it a beanie.

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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2017, 08:43:42 PM »
I pronounce it tock, as in the tick tock of a clock, even though I know it's meant to be tuke like duke. So none of the above (and I refrained from voting).

Interesting.  Any other Aussies want to weigh in?

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Canadian so I can pronounce it.  What is the American equivalent?  My guess is 'knitted hat' and Mr. Pachnik who is from Quebec agrees.   Curious about other ideas though.

Can't tell you the American equivalent, but in Australia and the UK we'd call it a beanie.

Yeah, I mentioned in the OP, we'd also call it a beanie.
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2017, 08:44:38 PM »
Yeah, uh ...

"Toque" rhymes with "Duke".#

Apparently!

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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2017, 09:06:17 PM »
I pronounce it tock, as in the tick tock of a clock, even though I know it's meant to be tuke like duke. So none of the above (and I refrained from voting).

Canadian so I can pronounce it.  What is the American equivalent?  My guess is 'knitted hat' and Mr. Pachnik who is from Quebec agrees.   Curious about other ideas though.

Can't tell you the American equivalent, but in Australia and the UK we'd call it a beanie.
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In plain blue-collar American, under a century's linguistic influence of the armed forces, a 'watch cap', though not technically a cap but rather a hat.

Google the phrase and see 'em from five to a hundred and twenty bux each...

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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2017, 09:27:06 PM »
Another Aussie who read it as "tock". Rhymes with clock.

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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2017, 09:46:16 PM »
I've always said tow-kay. So I don't even get to vote.

So it's "took", as in "fool of a Took!"?

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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2017, 09:57:23 PM »
Your options don't sound like toque.
2k might be my 2018 pronounciation.
Toke is what you do with a joint

A toque is best approximated above withe the Duke with a t approach.

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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2017, 12:17:29 AM »
Another Aussie, I have been misreading it as FrugalTorque, but once I looked at it properly when I saw this thread I would say tock

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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2017, 12:32:49 AM »
So it's "took", as in "fool of a Took!"?

"Took" we say differently. I mean, I think you're on target, if we just look at "took" straight up, but "took" (as in, past of take) and "toque" are pronounced differently. Though, I wonder if that's untrue depending on which part of Canada! How do Newfies say the past of take?

And then beanie, I have a completely different hat in mind!

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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2017, 04:43:49 AM »
Well, the way I've been saying it isn't even an option.  I thought it was toe-kay, like a Spanish word.

Because of their severe winters that require specific winter clothing? :D

Spain has had -15C temperatures this year and quite a lot of ski resorts.

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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2017, 05:08:29 AM »
Its a winter hat that covers your ears. My name should show my expertise. More obvious in french. Tuque.

I confirm, it's tuque!

It's from Québec so, even toque is a derivative (mis-spelled and mis-pronounced)

The best way I can help you to pronounce it is to come in Québec and learn. There is no other way to explain, even the "Duke" with a T is not exactly correct. I guess it's very difficult for you to pronounce tuque properly!

Didnt voted btw...
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2017, 05:31:26 AM »
Well, the way I've been saying it isn't even an option.  I thought it was toe-kay, like a Spanish word.

Because of their severe winters that require specific winter clothing? :De

Spain has had -15C temperatures this year and quite a lot of ski resorts.

Thats what Canadian Ben mean, -15C is not cold enough to require that kind of clothing. It's designed for -40C or less!
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2017, 07:27:27 AM »
Yeah, uh ...

"Toque" rhymes with "Duke".#
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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2017, 07:30:55 AM »
Like Jooni, I always thought beanies were different (I thought shorter).  Whereas a tuque usually has a fold up brim so in really bad weather you can unfold it and bring it over your eyebrows.

Cold is cold - a few winters ago the daytime temps were in the -20s and the nights were consistently -30s.  Of course warmer usually means snow storms and high winds, so all we can do is hold out until spring.
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2017, 07:31:50 AM »
Voted - Other

As in towk or Aussie talk

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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2017, 07:38:39 AM »
Well, the way I've been saying it isn't even an option.  I thought it was toe-kay, like a Spanish word.

Tokay is a type of fortified sweet wine but we can't use it anymore because the EU said so. I'm not sure whether they're protecting the Hungarian tokaji or they've realised we're on a good thing. We now have to use the word topaque.

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« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2017, 07:51:17 AM »
American; I know it's tuke, but I always have to remind myself when I see it. At least with the username in question, there's rhyme-like correspondence there that helps me get it right.

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« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2017, 08:06:27 AM »
Like Jooni, I always thought beanies were different (I thought shorter).  Whereas a tuque usually has a fold up brim so in really bad weather you can unfold it and bring it over your eyebrows.

Cold is cold - a few winters ago the daytime temps were in the -20s and the nights were consistently -30s.  Of course warmer usually means snow storms and high winds, so all we can do is hold out until spring.

I also thought beanies were shorter too and not necessarily knitted.  Interesting that a few of us Canucks think that.

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« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2017, 08:14:43 AM »
Aha! Learn something new every day . . . and I had even heard the Christmas song several times, just didn't put it all together.

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Aha! Learn something new every day . . . and I had even heard the Christmas song several times, just didn't put it all together.

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« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2017, 04:45:26 PM »
Well, the way I've been saying it isn't even an option.  I thought it was toe-kay, like a Spanish word.

Because of their severe winters that require specific winter clothing? :De

Spain has had -15C temperatures this year and quite a lot of ski resorts.

Thats what Canadian Ben mean, -15C is not cold enough to require that kind of clothing. It's designed for -40C or less!

I'm sure the southern regions of Chile and Argentina get that cold!

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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2017, 05:34:48 PM »
Those are toque
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« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2017, 06:38:38 PM »
I pronounce it tock, as in the tick tock of a clock, even though I know it's meant to be tuke like duke. So none of the above (and I refrained from voting).

Interesting.  Any other Aussies want to weigh in?

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Canadian so I can pronounce it.  What is the American equivalent?  My guess is 'knitted hat' and Mr. Pachnik who is from Quebec agrees.   Curious about other ideas though.

Can't tell you the American equivalent, but in Australia and the UK we'd call it a beanie.

Yeah, I mentioned in the OP, we'd also call it a beanie.

Another aussie -- I'd pronounce it tock (as in clock), but I've never heard/seen it before so I've got an excuse.

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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2017, 05:37:29 AM »
English RP here - another vote for tick tock.

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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2017, 06:13:27 AM »
Bob and Doug McKenzie taught a whole generation of Americans, including me, how to say "toque."  (rhymes with "duke")
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« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2017, 07:20:30 AM »
A toque, like any other knitted hat, would be a "boggin" around here. Granted a toque might be deemed a "funny looking boggin..." :-p




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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2017, 08:04:27 AM »
A toque, like any other knitted hat, would be a "boggin" around here. Granted a toque might be deemed a "funny looking boggin..." :-p

We'd call it a "ski cap" even though there would be no mountains within 5 hours of here and they're common in the winter.
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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2017, 09:17:53 AM »

I'm sure the southern regions of Chile and Argentina get that cold!

I'm sure they do, and up in the Andes.  I've only ever seen the Andean caps with the ear flaps, which look equally warm.  What else do they knit?
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« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2017, 03:21:55 PM »
I see that I'm among the unwashed and ill educated masses with this one. I thought it was a Canadianization of 'toke' and therefore some stoner reference.

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« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2017, 05:23:15 PM »
English born Aussie here, I read it as tock, but the k is not hard, it's got a bit of a french accent. And at first I also read it as Torque.

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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2017, 05:31:45 PM »
Those are toque

I learned the more NSFW definition of toque when I lived in Baie-Comeau, though that was just in reference to what I chef's hat looks like..
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« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2017, 05:34:08 PM »
Learned something new today! As a lifelong Californian, I thought "toque" was just another nonsense non-word of that sort we see all the time in screen names, and thought nothing of it. We put hats on our heads to provide protection from sunburn. It is my new vocabulary word of the day.
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« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2017, 06:22:39 PM »
Another Toe-Kay non-voter here.  Is it okay if I continue to pronounce it toe-kay in my head?  Or do I have to change now?  I'm a terrible creature of habit.
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« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2017, 07:34:25 PM »
Those are toque

I learned the more NSFW definition of toque when I lived in Baie-Comeau, though that was just in reference to what I chef's hat looks like..

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« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2017, 08:38:59 PM »
Bob and Doug McKenzie taught a whole generation of Americans, including me, how to say "toque."  (rhymes with "duke")

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I was REALLY confused by the options, because I didn't see rhymes with "duke".  The "two-k" I was reading as "two kay", which wasn't right.  Although it did make me think of two-four and Jacob Two-Two.  We've grown up watching Canadian TV as well as local US TV, since we're in a border area.

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« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2017, 11:07:26 PM »
In Nevada, I was told to "give an item to the man over there wearing the beanie"...

This is what I thought they were talking about, and of course no one was wearing this, so I was confused.




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Re: Pronounce "FrugalToque" out loud, then answer this poll
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2017, 11:28:53 PM »
Yes, those are among the hats I envisioned when ARS said beanie! I also think about Relic on The Beachcombers, even though I can't actually remember what his summer hat looked like...

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Re: Pronounce "FrugalToque" out loud, then answer this poll
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2017, 01:12:00 AM »
Another Aussie who thought it rhymed with clock.
And as an Aussie I have to say that <5oC is definitely beanie weather.