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Old 11-16-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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"Strike a chord" or "strike a cord"?

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chord..like in music....
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Strike a chord -- an idiom meaning to arouse an emotional response or resonance among your listeners.

Strike a cord -- to hit a wire, line, or piece of wood...?
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I'd say chord makes sense.
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As a guitarist, I would agree.

A chord is a combination of single notes that are in a single key. The sound it produces means the notes have successfully been combined to create a consonant sound. It's a connection that is made.
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Wake up on the wrong side of the bed, Bufty?
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Probably. It's not unknown for us old guys to get in one side and fall out the other.
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I have to side with Bufty on this issue.

There's nothing wrong with an expert on music (or firefighting or weapons or quilting) backing up another. What I find counterproductive are the gratuitous and very often wrong opinions and guesses offered.

That and pretending the question hasn't already been answered and other self-serving agenda.

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I googled BOTH phrases, and each had substantial hits to them. (Thus I came here.)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...rd%22&aq=f&oq=

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...rike+a+cord%22

Now I admit that "chord" had about 15 times more hits than "cord." But "cord" still has a fan following out there (a fan club quite possibly composed of lots of bad typists).
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It's strike a chord.

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I agree with Lisa. If strike a chord doesn't make much sense, think about this: a piano is a percussion instrument.
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I agree with Lisa. If strike a chord doesn't make much sense, think about this: piano is a percussion instrument.
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But I axe you this, do I strike a cord when I split firewood? Just kidding. Sorry.
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"Strike a chord" is an old idiom, and since the earliest attestation is to a harp, it does make sense when we think about it a bit.

Keep in mind that in stringed instruments when you play a chord, you strike it or strum the strings--it's a percussive act, forcing the strings to vibrate. Think about the line in the Christmas carol: "Deck the Halls"--"Strike the harp and join the chorus."
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I googled BOTH phrases, and each had substantial hits to them. (Thus I came here.)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...rd%22&aq=f&oq=

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Now I admit that "chord" had about 15 times more hits than "cord." But "cord" still has a fan following out there (a fan club quite possibly composed of lots of bad typists).

To be fair to the Strike a Cord search, the first lot are all either people asking the same question, obvious misspellings ( I mean if they are talking about music it's definitely chord) or people talking about corduroy, which I somehow doubt is the subject for your question

Whereas the Strike a Chord search has dictionary definitions in teh first few.

A dead give away
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or people talking about corduroy
Which doesn't exactly mean "cloth of the king".
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It is chord.

Go look it up in real dictionaries instead of using the internet.
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I don't get it. Did I piss someone off?

Strike that, I don't give a shit even if I did.(or should I say "strike that chord").
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I see what's needed here is some scarletpeaches clarification magicks.

The correct answer is:

CHORD.

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