Clicks and cliques

I am so tired of Americans talking about how horrible “clicks” are.

A click is a small noise, often caused by something hard tapping on, hitting, or sliding past something else that is also hard. A clique, on the other hand, is a small, inward-focused, exclusionary group of people.

The two words do not rhyme … the second one being of French derivation and being pronounced ‘cleek.’

That’s my rant of the day.

 


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  • My Canadian sister-in-law says “soar-ry”.

    I don’t mean to be a dique but… Sorry, it’s a short “o”.

  • Hehe… I work in a school district in California. It gets much, much worse. Especially among the staff with masters degrees – particularly those with language/English focus 😀

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