How do you pronouce it? Newbie question

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  1. 4lildreamers

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    Okay I am sure this is a dumb question........I have listened and watched a LOT of stuff about the Disney Dream since we are going on her in Nov. Many times I have heard it pronounced Castaway KAY and many times I have heard it pronounced Castaway KEY! (one time a trip reporter/blogger said it both ways in the same report!!!!!!) So which is it? Kay or Key? (I always thought Kay, just for the record).:)
     
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  3. sambycat

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    Technically both are correct. We say "key".
     
  4. mrsfuzzmo

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    It's spelled "CAY" but it's pronounced "KEY or KEE". That's the way they pronounce it on the ship during announcements, so that's the way I say it.
     
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    You say tomato.....

    I have heard it and said it myself both ways! But I think it is supposed to be "KEY"
     
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    It is pronounced Key. Like the Florida Keys. Key is an alternate spelling to Cay.
     
  7. 4lildreamers

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    Thanks everyone----guess I was wrong! tee hee! Can't wait until Nov. 25th! :cool1:
     
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    Which is why they call them Castaway Cay-vents on the map they give you for CC day. If you pronounced it "Kay" in this example you might sound silly. Not they Key-vents is any less silly ; )
     
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    According to the dictionary, either pronunciation is correct. In shows, etc. DCL pronounces it "KEY."
     
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    DCL staff pronounce it KEY during their announcements.
     
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    English Police checking in here (English major in college)-I have only ever heard it pronounced KEY. :thumbsup2
     
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    I've always pronounced cay with the long a sound and so has my family. So we were surprised when we were on the Disney Magic and they kept saying "key". I thought I spelled it wrong on all my Disney magnets. When I looked at the itinerary and saw I had spelled cay right, I was surprised that it could be pronounced as "key". Disney is the only place where I had seen it pronounced that way. Maybe the pronunciation depends on where one lives geographically?
     
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    Here in Toronto, ON Canada, we have a place called "Queen's Quay". Pronounced Queen's Key. The English language can be strange sometimes!
     
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    And then there is the pronunciation of Quay ... which is also usually pronounced "Key" but not always...
     
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