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The answer — they both are susceptible to seiches. But what is a seiche? And how on Earth do you say “seiche”?

Question: What is a seiche?

This questions comes from the News Tribune newsroom. Before we answer it, though, let’s ask another question: How do you say “seiche”?

Because I didn’t know how to say it, and if you’re like me, it can be a frustrating reading experience if you don’t know how to pronounce the words.

It looks French, and I took a decade of French in school. I could guess at the French pronunciation — “sesh” — but I wanted to know how to say it in English.

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