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#1
A stupid argument has emerged between me and a few UGers, and I have sought the help of UG to work it out.

Does "spooks" and "crooks" rhyme? I think it does, but I believe the thing separating the issue is based on accents. Halp.
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#3
Crooks would have to sound like crewks to sound like spooks.
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#5
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#6
No, it doesn't.

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#8
no, spooks is an oo sound whereas crooks is somewhat like half way between u and oo.

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#9
With a scottish accent it does.

But I have a Canadian accent, so they aren't even remotely close to rhyming.
#11
No they don't!
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I meant Scottish.

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#14
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no, spooks is an oo sound whereas crooks is somewhat like half way between u and oo.

Since when?

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#15
no, it sounds more like "crux" when I say it.

thinking back on the "tousle" thread, I believe I may just have some bizarre accent.
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#17
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A stupid argument has emerged between me and a few UGers, and I have sought the help of UG to work it out.

Does "spooks" and "crooks" rhyme? I think it does, but I believe the thing separating the issue is based on accents. Halp.

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Crooks would have to sound like crewks to sound like spooks.


I was gonna type a variation of this.
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#19
Only if you have a speech impediment.
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Only if you have a speech impediment.


Or if you're Scottish.

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#21
scouse accents would be crewks

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Northern Ireland... yeah...

Bloody English... and Welsh, apparently.
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#24
the question is whether roof rhymes with crook or spook. I hear it rhyming with both so often. I honestly say it both ways, depending on what inflection I am going for. (Interior rhyme, not ending rhyme)
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#25
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Crooks AKA "Crucks" V.S. Spooks AKA..."Spooks"

Nope.

What kind of weird linguistic rule did I miss out on that led to this

Is there like a logic behind it? Is it if the "oo" follows an "R" it sounds more like a "U" or something?
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scouse accents would be crewks

Wrongo!
I'm fairly scouse, and it's more like krux
#29
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What kind of weird linguistic rule did I miss out on that led to this

Is there like a logic behind it? Is it if the "oo" follows an "R" it sounds more like a "U" or something?

Crook sounds like hook.

Spook sounds like it has a U (spook and luke would rhyme).

We Canadians have an entirely different way of going about it.

explaining this is hard. Looks like I have to make an audio clip?
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#30
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Cr "oo" cks, Sp "oo" ks. Durr. Of course they rhyme.


lol scotts.
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#31
Yes, and I want to hear how anyone can possibly pronounce them differently.
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#32
The oo in crooks doesn't make the sound you think it would. It makes more of an "uh" sound.
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#33
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Yes, and I want to hear how anyone can possibly pronounce them differently.

So did I. Apparently it's possible.
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#34
It rhymes if you're Scottish apparently, but if you're not, it doesn't... Has to do with the accent, but in english without an accent, no they do not rhyme.
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I'm fairly scouse, and it's more like krux


I spend a lot of time in L'pool

Thick heavy scouse accents pronouce it like crewks, a bit like bewks.

Theres a more subtle scouse accent too around west derby area which says bewks but not crewks

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#37
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No they bloody well don't.


Yes, you're right.

God damn, burning fish. It's like my friend trying to tell me that "Jesus" and "Penis" rhyme.
#38
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So did I. Apparently it's possible.


Well, for the rest of the world english, or its varients, crooks sounds like Kcrewx, and spooks sounds like spooooooooks.

I'm guessing spooks sounds like spuks, and crooks like krewx to you?

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#39
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Yes, you're right.

God damn, burning fish. It's like my friend trying to tell me that "Jesus" and "Penis" rhyme.

Well they don't by any definition.
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#40
I'm from London and noooooooooooooooooo.

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Well they don't by any definition.
To me they're a lot closer to rhyming than crooks and spooks. When I say penis in conversation it often sounds like penus, which almost rhymes with jesus (still not quite though). Spooks and crooks are totally different sounds to me.

I don't really get this thread though, did you only just realise that accents exist?
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