Racket or Racquet?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Andy270211, Dec 7, 2006.

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What do you call it? (Or look at the title, lazyass).

  1. Racket (I'm a proud American from the United States of America).

    10.4%
  2. Racquet (Aye luhve Weembellden ahnd theyar cohts).

    60.4%
  3. Mah "stick".

    4.2%
  4. "Weapon of mass destruction".

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. VOLKL VOLKL VOLKL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4.2%
  6. POG, just the pog.

    2.1%
  7. OMGUBER1337HAXPWNALLPLAYERTHING.

    6.3%
  8. RAFA NADAL! (For those crazed about him and can't resist but put something in every post about him).

    1.0%
  9. Who cares? As long as it plays tennis I call it anything and everything.

    10.4%
  10. Wuts a rackquet?

    1.0%
  1. Andy270211

    Andy270211 Semi-Pro

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    So, do you type "racket" or "racquet"?
     
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  2. Phatmom

    Phatmom New User

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    my combo stick.
     
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  3. federer_nadal

    federer_nadal Professional

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    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.
     
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  4. pNoyr3D

    pNoyr3D Professional

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    I type racquet. It's a habit of mine and look's better than racket.
     
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  5. White_Rice

    White_Rice Rookie

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    racquet has one meaning.
    racket has several.


    take your pick
     
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  6. Tennis Man

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    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)
     
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  7. Andy270211

    Andy270211 Semi-Pro

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    "Raquette".

    Wow, now that's bizarre.
     
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  8. Punisha

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    Omguber1337haxpwnallplayerthing
     
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  9. Nextman916

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    better yet whats a raqcuet? Or a raquet?
     
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  10. GS

    GS Professional

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    And for string sizes, some people type 'guage' instead of 'gauge'. 'Guage' sounds like some kind of tropical fruit.....
     
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  11. SFrazeur

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    Racquet....
     
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  12. federermcenroeagassi

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    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
     
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  13. ceejay

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    Racquet.

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

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    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..... ;)
     
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  15. Andy270211

    Andy270211 Semi-Pro

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    Cohts = courts...


    Being an Asian trying to mimic British accent is sad.


    Shoot me.
     
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  16. Polaris

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    No. It just means that your "racquette" is a girl :D .
     
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  17. Andy270211

    Andy270211 Semi-Pro

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    Genious xP.
     
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  18. tennisboy87

    tennisboy87 Guest

    I always use racquet.
     
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  19. TokyopunK

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    I call it racquet but........
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    RAFA NADAL RULEZ!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  20. Mick

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    I use racket. I think racquet is how the french would spell the word.
     
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  21. joe sch

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    Tennisschläger
     
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  22. Redflea

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  23. Duzza

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    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.
     
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