The dictionaries also maintain that klooj is the proper pronunciation. The increasingly common pronunciation variant, rhyming with "judge," is accordingly an artifact of the popular variant spelling.
Though "kluge" offers a more phonetic spelling, "kludge" is the more widely familiar way of spelling the word, and the one I've chosen to go with -- even though I pronounce it klooj.
A tad inconsistent, perhaps. But what the hell -- it seems to work.
I'm open to arguments on the subject, of course.
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