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dclary
09-07-2007, 09:10 AM
Is this a sentence? Meaning, can I use that as a verb and get away with it?

Garcia tsked, and shook his head.

Mandy-Jane
09-07-2007, 04:06 PM
I don't know if you could call it a sentence. I don't think it's a real word. But I know what you mean by it and so would anyone else. So why not?

Little Red Barn
09-07-2007, 04:11 PM
I use it Deek like this.

Sam shook his head, tsk, tsk tsk.

robeiae
09-07-2007, 06:49 PM
Wrong forum.

Tsk, tsk, Deek.

ColoradoGuy
09-07-2007, 10:33 PM
Wrong forum.

Tsk, tsk, Deek.
He's multi-tsking

dclary
09-07-2007, 11:13 PM
I'll take you to tsk on that, Colorado.

Thanks everyone. I think I'll use it, to be controversial. "He used the T-word!"

Dawno
09-07-2007, 11:15 PM
Aren't what you're doing is quoting the dismissive sound he's making? So shouldn't it be in quotes?

Kentuk
09-08-2007, 03:38 AM
WordWeb has it as a word.

KTC
09-08-2007, 03:41 AM
I would say, Garcia tsked. To me, the rest would be implied in the act of tsking. Just me, though. I like to be succinct in my prose. I might have wrote it the way you did...but I would have edited out the, 'and shook his head.'

Little Red Barn
09-08-2007, 04:51 AM
I also do a tut, tut, tut.
I whispered in her ear as I passed. "Tut, tut, tut, somebody looks like an ol' dried up strawberry." Then I flicked her forehead, casually sauntered by and arched my brow in challenge.

Go back and forth, one is childs voice, another, the tsk tsk, is adults.

Your_42nd_Ex
09-25-2007, 09:34 AM
Aren't what you're doing is quoting the dismissive sound he's making? So shouldn't it be in quotes?
Here's the funny thing: whatever sound that represents can probably be spelled better than that!

poetinahat
09-25-2007, 10:08 AM
I also do a tut, tut, tut.
I whispered in her ear as I passed. "Tut, tut, tut, somebody looks like an ol' dried up strawberry." Then I flicked her forehead, casually sauntered by and arched my brow in challenge.

Go back and forth, one is childs voice, another, the tsk tsk, is adults.
"Tutted" sounds familiar. But if you said "tsked", I'd know what you meant. And it could get you in urbandictionary again.

Azraelsbane
09-26-2007, 07:29 AM
Is this a sentence? Meaning, can I use that as a verb and get away with it?

Garcia tsked, and shook his head.

I use tsk once in 88k. :) It's great for overconfident antagonists, imo. Not sure if it's professional, but you know what, after 88k, I can put one made up word in there! :D

KTC
09-26-2007, 02:13 PM
I didn't realize this discussion was over whether or not to actually use tsk based on its legitimacy as a word. It's in all the dictionaries, guys. I use it often. My characters are usually insanely sarcastic...they tsk.

Little Red Barn
09-26-2007, 03:28 PM
I didn't realize this discussion was over whether or not to actually use tsk based on its legitimacy as a word. It's in all the dictionaries, guys. I use it often. My characters are usually insanely sarcastic...they tsk.
Me too! I tut and tsk :D. It works... for me.

Bartholomew
12-19-2007, 04:52 PM
I've always used Tch. o.o

Aramis
12-20-2007, 06:37 PM
Like some of the others here, I must confess to tsking in my stories.

HeronW
01-06-2008, 06:39 PM
Tsk is a lovely sly word that implies so much with so little... *EG*

evil grin

Matera the Mad
01-15-2008, 08:50 AM
I believe "tut" is a compound word. You can't have just one unless you are a dead Egyptian, she tut-tutted.

reenkam
01-15-2008, 11:24 AM
"tsk" is listed in the OED, and it says it can be a verb (both transitive and intrasitive)....if that means anything..