How do you pronounce the word Skein?

wackowally's picture
32% (253 votes)
63% (493 votes)
3% (21 votes)
2% (19 votes)
Total votes: 786


Rowan's picture

LOL! I don't!!!! I am deaf,

LOL! I don't!!!! I am deaf, so I just fingerspell it!

zanngo's picture

If y'all really are

If y'all really are concerned about correct pronunciation, "skayn" is the only correct one according to the dictionary. And if you know even a portion of any other language than English, you'll know that that is, indeed, the way it would be pronounced by ANY European-language speaker seeing the word for the first time... To pronounce it "skeen", you'd have to spell it skien, right? Okay, I think I'm way too bitchy of a commentator. Sorry. :)

madhatter7zero's picture

Glad to know I'm not the

Glad to know I'm not the only one who say's "SKEEN" lol.

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MMario's picture

by preference - "center pull

by preference - "center pull ball" - but "hank" works too.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

Serge664's picture

sometimes I like to throw

sometimes I like to throw the customers off by telling then to go pick out a clue...

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

Michael Cook's picture

I like to carry tiny balls

I like to carry tiny balls of scrap yarn in my work bag, for just this sort of eventuality - every once in a while, you run into someone truly clueless, and it feels good to be able to share one of mine.

Unfortunately, they never, ever get it.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

"project" wasn't an option.

"project" wasn't an option. So I voted "the skein in Spain stays mainly in the plain".

"Yarn taught me to walk and talk like a regular lady she did!"

grandcarriage's picture

Bless your heart...That made

Bless your heart...That made me laugh right out loud.

I'm not a Canadian, but I play one in my dreams."

NOUN: 1a. A length of thread

NOUN: 1a. A length of thread or yarn wound in a loose long coil. b. Something suggesting the coil of a skein; a complex tangle: a twisted skein of lies. 2. A flock of geese or similar birds in flight. See synonyms at flock1.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English skeine, from Old French escaigne.

Pronounced: Skane as in Pain.

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