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Comment author: Tyrrell_McAllister 23 May 2010 11:10:20PM *  9 points [-]

Could it be a mistranscription? "Sikh" would make sense in context.

ETA: Guess not. I just listened to the YouTube clip. As ata says, she definitely pronounces an initial "sh" sound.

ETA2: Maybe she said "the chic", out of solidarity with those ridiculed for being too stylish.

Comment author: SilasBarta 23 May 2010 11:13:31PM 1 point [-]

Yes, that would make a lot of sense. Good point!

Comment author: Tyrrell_McAllister 23 May 2010 11:18:05PM 6 points [-]

It was a beautiful theory, but it was wrong :). She definitely pronounces an "sh" sound.

Comment author: ata 23 May 2010 11:14:58PM *  2 points [-]

It sounds more like a "sh" in the video (around 3:10).

Comment author: JoshuaZ 23 May 2010 11:22:55PM 2 points [-]

Unlikely, it seems that that's the wording according found in multiple hard copy sources according to Google Books. See for example this magazine article All the online copies (and there are many) have the word "Sheikh" there.

A Google search for "The Irish, the Rabbi, the Priest, the Sikh" turns up no hits from a Google search which means that all online copies would have the poem this way. This seems unlikely for a transcription error.

(Incidentally, apparently the correct title of the poem is "On the Pulse of Morning" although many websites list the title as "The Rock Cries Out to Us Today")