Cadre Pronounciation

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  1. Packer

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    We are having a disagreement in the houshold about the proper pronounciation of cadre. I am going with Merriam/Webster. Son has heard it differently. How is it pronounced so at least one of us can avoid sounding foolish?
     
  2. USAFAin2015

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    i think its cod-ray but i'm not a cadet so i'm not positive
     
  3. Christcorp

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    Well; because we're americans, we have our own language. But as noted, it's pretty much pronounced as:

    COD-DRAY.
     
  4. BrianReed

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    At my ROTC detachment it is COD-DRAY
     
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    I love how this video keeps popping up. good times :)

    Being cadre is a great experience :thumb:
     
  7. ima-gina-tion

    ima-gina-tion USAFA 2015

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    or, if you have an accent like me:

    cawd-ray
     
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    It's pronounced both CAD-RAY and COD-RAY at USMA...
     
  9. Packer

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    Thanks, It is nice to win one once in a while!
     
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    Well, those young men and women who are reporting to C. Springs this June to start their military careers will pronounce it either "Sir" or "Ma'am", while most of their parents will pronounce it as "those jerks being mean to my kid". :biggrin:
     
  11. Packer

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    "those jerks being mean to my kid". 
    I prefer "those jerks building my kids character"!
     

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