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Andy270211
12-07-2006, 02:19 AM
So, do you type "racket" or "racquet"?

Phatmom
12-07-2006, 02:34 AM
my combo stick.

federer_nadal
12-07-2006, 04:12 AM
Who cares? As long as it plays tennis I call it anything and everything.
Is what i answered because i dont care how people say it, but i believe it is racquet.

pNoyr3D
12-07-2006, 04:15 AM
I type racquet. It's a habit of mine and look's better than racket.

White_Rice
12-07-2006, 06:20 AM
racquet has one meaning.
racket has several.


take your pick

Tennis Man
12-07-2006, 06:53 AM
It'd be correct either way but RACQUET is more traditional and more widely used.

Etymology: Middle French raquette, ultimately from Medieval Latin rasceta wrist, carpus, modification of Arabic rusgh wrist
1 : a lightweight implement that consists of a netting (as of nylon) stretched in a usually oval open frame with a handle attached and that is used for striking the ball or shuttlecock in various games (as tennis, racquets, or badminton)

Andy270211
12-08-2006, 12:23 AM
"Raquette".

Wow, now that's bizarre.

Punisha
12-08-2006, 01:15 AM
Omguber1337haxpwnallplayerthing

Nextman916
12-08-2006, 10:05 AM
better yet whats a raqcuet? Or a raquet?

GS
12-08-2006, 10:15 AM
And for string sizes, some people type 'guage' instead of 'gauge'. 'Guage' sounds like some kind of tropical fruit.....

SFrazeur
12-08-2006, 10:17 AM
Racquet....

federermcenroeagassi
12-08-2006, 11:45 AM
i call it my RACK.............................................. .et.


lol i was wondering why no one voted for the rafa option, but then i realized its cuz rafa's best friends hasnt voted yet

ceejay
12-08-2006, 12:54 PM
Racquet.

I didn't vote though, as I couldn't tell what the stuff in brackets said... something about Wimbledon and their somethings.

Redflea
12-08-2006, 01:17 PM
Since racket (at least in the states) can also mean noise or a crime or shady activity, racquet is clearer.

For isntance, if you were dealing in stolen racquets, or making noise with your stick, that would be "racquet racket." Much clearer than "racket racket."

Wait, I'm getting dizzy..... ;)

Andy270211
12-08-2006, 11:17 PM
Cohts = courts...


Being an Asian trying to mimic British accent is sad.


Shoot me.

Polaris
12-09-2006, 12:54 AM
"Raquette".

Wow, now that's bizarre.
No. It just means that your "racquette" is a girl :D .

Andy270211
12-09-2006, 03:27 AM
Genious xP.

tennisboy87
12-09-2006, 12:26 PM
I always use racquet.

TokyopunK
12-09-2006, 12:33 PM
I call it racquet but........
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RAFA NADAL RULEZ!!!!!!!!!!

Mick
12-09-2006, 12:34 PM
I use racket. I think racquet is how the french would spell the word.

joe sch
12-09-2006, 01:24 PM
Tennisschläger

Redflea
12-09-2006, 01:56 PM
I use racket. I think racquet is how the french would spell the word.

You're gonna have to find alternate spellings for a lot of words if you want to avoid spelling like the French... ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_of_French_origin

Duzza
12-09-2006, 01:59 PM
Racket:

# a loud and disturbing noise
# an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
# revel: celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
# noise: the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
# make loud and annoying noises

Racquet:

Traditionally racquets were made of wood. Later on aluminium or other light metals became the material of choice. Now, almost all professional badminton racquets are composed of carbon fiber or 'graphite' composite. Carbon fiber has an excellent strength to weight ratio, is stiff, and gives excellent kinetic energy transfer. However, some low-end models still use steel or aluminum for some or all of the racquet.

Instrument used by playerto hit shuttlecock Weight:About3 ounces. Length: 27 inches. Made of: Ceramic, graphite, or boron frame; beef-gut string. Cost: $60-$175 (unstrung).

Even though wikipedia has Racquet OR Racket, I like to think it's racquet.