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Pete Semper
05-14-2008, 04:17 AM
What is the correct term between racquet or racket ? Do you why is it possible to write it in a different way ?

MaOira
05-14-2008, 04:24 AM
What is the correct term between racquet or racket ? Do you why is it possible to write it in a different way ?

/təˈmɑːtəʊ/ to /təˈmeɪtoʊ/.... well not exactly. Both spellings are correct. Both mean the same thing. Why? English.... well.. english is a pretty messed up language.

Serpententacle
05-14-2008, 04:27 AM
/təˈmɑːtəʊ/ to /təˈmeɪtoʊ/.... well not exactly. Both spellings are correct. Both mean the same thing. Why? English.... well.. english is a pretty messed up language.

Racquet=English

Racket=American English

I'm American, yet prefer to use "racquet"...

Pete Semper
05-14-2008, 04:32 AM
Since Tennis has a solid british root, its more correct to use "racquet" IMO.

JMBenson
05-14-2008, 04:33 AM
Use whatever the heck you want.:)

Topspin Kid364
05-14-2008, 04:33 AM
It doesn't really matter which one u use lol, they still mean the same thing

Serpententacle
05-14-2008, 04:38 AM
The section of this forum is, in fact, entitled "Racquets"... no?

Pete Semper
05-14-2008, 04:40 AM
The section of this forum is, in fact, entitled "Racquets"... no?

Yes it is but...regarding the posts its more 50/50.

ClubHoUno
05-14-2008, 05:40 AM
I use RACKET, and I'm neither English nor American - go figure :lol:

I guess it's easier for us Euro NON English guys to spell racket rather than spelling racquet :D

I guess it's the same with the term "Noone" and "Nobody".
Noone is English and nobody is American - I use both terms, just to make it even more confusing :lol:

Tempest344
05-14-2008, 05:43 AM
Racquet.....

Bubba
05-14-2008, 05:56 AM
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n.
A device consisting of an oval frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games.
A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.[Middle English raket, a kind of handball, from Old French rachette, palm of the hand, racket, from Medieval Latin rascheta, palm, from Arabic rāḥat (al-yad), palm (of the hand), bound form of rāḥa; see rḥ in Semitic roots.]

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racquet
c.1500, "device used in tennis, etc.," probably originally "tennis-like game played with open hand" (c.1385), from Fr. requette "racket, palm of the hand," perhaps via It. racchetta or Sp. raqueta, both from Arabic rahat, a form of raha "palm of the hand." Racquetball first recorded 1972.

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nouna sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games [syn: racket (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racket)]
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Rack"et\, n. [F. raquette; cf. Sp. raquets, It. racchetta, which is perhaps for retichetta, and fr. L. rete a net (cf. Reticule (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Reticule)); or perh. from the Arabic; cf. Ar. r[=a]ha the palm of the hand (used at first to strike the ball), and OF. rachette, rasquette, carpus, tarsus.] [Written also racquet (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racquet).]1. A thin strip of wood, having the ends brought together, forming a somewhat elliptical hoop, across which a network of catgut or cord is stretched. It is furnished with a handle, and is used for catching or striking a ball in tennis and similar games. Each one [of the Indians] has a bat curved like a crosier, and ending in a racket. --Bancroft. 2. A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural. --Chaucer. 3. A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood. [Canada] 4. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground. Racket court (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Racket%20court), a court for playing the game of rackets.

anirut
05-14-2008, 06:32 AM
Why make a racket of the racquet?

albino smurf
05-14-2008, 07:08 AM
Racquet. 10 chars to boot.

deme08
05-14-2008, 07:16 AM
What is the correct term between racquet or racket ? Do you why is it possible to write it in a different way ?

Also often refered to as 'stick' or 'frame' on this forum. And occasionally, 'shaft' ;)


but seriously 'Racquet' is the correct word.

VGP
05-14-2008, 07:23 AM
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rod_b
05-14-2008, 12:50 PM
Fortunately, my local tennis shop is called "Racquets Rackets"...as to not confuse any vacationing Brits and tennis historians.