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skookull 6
skoogle 2
skookill 1


Treeship, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:09 (seven years ago) link

sorry, forgot the silent (?) "L" in the thread title. should be "skuylkill".

Treeship, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:10 (seven years ago) link

maybe it's not silent. maybe it's like "school kill".

Treeship, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:11 (seven years ago) link

I've only ever heard it pronounced as "school-kill."

spastic heritage, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:17 (seven years ago) link

It's closer to "skookull" up here; actually more like "skook'll" I guess.

cwkiii, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:20 (seven years ago) link

i think i pronounce it 'skookull' 'sku+cool'

Mordy, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:22 (seven years ago) link

skook'll seems like the best representation for how i think it's pronounced, because the "ull" is pronounced more quickly than "skookull" would indicate

Treeship, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:23 (seven years ago) link

never have i been less confident about the pronunciation of a word

Treeship, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:23 (seven years ago) link

yes, i think that's good - skook'll

Mordy, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:25 (seven years ago) link

The river was later given the Dutch name Schuylkill (pronounced [sχœylkɪl]) by its European discoverer, Arendt Corssen of the Dutch West India Company.[citation needed] One explanation given for this name is that it translates to "hidden river" and refers to the river's confluence with the Delaware River at League Island, which was nearly hidden by dense vegetation. Another explanation is that the name properly translates to "hideout creek". The bulk of the Unami Lenape actually lived along the Schuylkill River and not, as their namesake denotes, the Delaware River, which the Lenape called "Len-api Hanna" or "People Like Me River."

i had assumed "schuylkill" was of native american derivation. regardless, i think it's the hardest word to spell in the english language. saying this as someone who came in 2nd place in the 6th grade spelling bee.

Treeship, Monday, 13 October 2014 00:32 (seven years ago) link

SkoolKill is how I pronounce it.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 13 October 2014 03:20 (seven years ago) link

You spelled Schuylkill wrong you shitbird carpetbagger

, Monday, 13 October 2014 03:31 (seven years ago) link

he spelled it wrong again in the correction

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Monday, 13 October 2014 03:35 (seven years ago) link

spelling isnt real

lag∞n, Monday, 13 October 2014 03:37 (seven years ago) link

First you come here telling us we can't drive in the bus lane and now you're telling us how to pronounce Schuylkill

Go back to the forest

, Monday, 13 October 2014 03:39 (seven years ago) link

how do u pronounce it

lag∞n, Monday, 13 October 2014 03:41 (seven years ago) link

School kill if I'm trying to speak the Queen's English

, Monday, 13 October 2014 03:42 (seven years ago) link

i pronounce it chookle

lag∞n, Monday, 13 October 2014 03:46 (seven years ago) link

jk ive never said that word

lag∞n, Monday, 13 October 2014 03:46 (seven years ago) link

shooey-kill

⌘-B (mh), Monday, 13 October 2014 21:07 (seven years ago) link

obviously you pronounce "sch" like in "schubert"

⌘-B (mh), Monday, 13 October 2014 21:08 (seven years ago) link

Factoid: Schubert was the inspiration for Schooby Doo

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Monday, 13 October 2014 21:08 (seven years ago) link

shoikel?

how's life, Monday, 13 October 2014 21:22 (seven years ago) link

that's the castkills Yiddish way of saying it. Sort of like an old Jewish guy my dad knew who thought the "tuch" in Metuchen, NJ was pronounced as in "tuchus"

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Monday, 13 October 2014 21:51 (seven years ago) link

My mother lived for much of her childhood in what she pronounced as Skooglehaven. Good enough for me.

Three Word Username, Monday, 13 October 2014 21:58 (seven years ago) link

too schuykhill for sckoogle

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Monday, 13 October 2014 22:42 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

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System, Monday, 9 March 2015 00:01 (six years ago) link

schoo-zu-youl-el

rational_skull_collector_69 (lag∞n), Monday, 9 March 2015 03:28 (six years ago) link

been living here for a lil while now. finally discovered it's pronounced "Scheherazade"

Treeship, Monday, 9 March 2015 03:30 (six years ago) link

Hey guys,

Q: What river has become a near monopoly in the search engine space?
A: Schuylkill! ('s Google)

five six and (man alive), Monday, 9 March 2015 03:54 (six years ago) link

SKUR-mur-horn

five six and (man alive), Monday, 9 March 2015 16:02 (six years ago) link

I accept Skimmerhorn though

five six and (man alive), Monday, 9 March 2015 16:04 (six years ago) link

skookle

also LOL:

You spelled Schuylkill wrong you shitbird carpetbagger

― 龜, Monday, October 13, 2014 3:31 AM (4 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Nothing personal, Treesh, I just almost always laugh at "shitbird."

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Monday, 9 March 2015 18:13 (six years ago) link

thats how its pronounced i think "shit bird river"

lag∞n, Monday, 9 March 2015 18:19 (six years ago) link

lol. i actually excelsiored that i think. xp

Treeship, Monday, 9 March 2015 18:36 (six years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 10 March 2015 00:01 (six years ago) link


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