- mispronounced bike bits.
I never mis-pronounce or mis-spell nuffink.
But it’s inertesting, this. I mean, it’s not ‘de-railer’, as most people seem to pronounce it, it’s ‘deh-ry-eur’, or thereabouts, as it’s Française, if you want to be correct. Derailleur. De-railer could also be correct really, though, as that’s in fact what it does. But if it’s spelt ‘derailleur’, then it should be pronounced as intended.
Marin; well, the few Californians I’ve spoken to emphasise the ‘i’, so ittud be ‘Ma-rin’.
I call Ringlé ‘rin-gul’, as I prefer to pronounce it that way. I am well aware that the correct way is closer to ‘Rin-gley/glay’.
I don’t have a problem with deliberate mispronunciation, but I find ignorant mispronunciation annoying. Shows a lack of education, praps. Maybe I’m a snob.
My real first name is easy. Two syllables. Yet people still get it wrong, even though I pronounce it carefully and slowly for them. Some idiots just can’t deal with the concept of ‘foreign’ names.
You can get Simon, Peter or Steven right, why can’t you get my name right an’ all?
Bastards….Posted 9 years agojojoA1Member
I used to always think of SRAM stuff as “ess- ram” but have converted to “sram” similar to “scram”.
I used to pronounce Thule “tool”, but have heard that staff from the company itself pronounce it “too ley”, and I guess they would know.
As for the confusion about Bontrager, I avoid that by only referring to it as “Bonty”.
Oh and in Moet & Chandon, you pronounce the ‘t’, don’t you?Posted 9 years ago
A couple of months ago we had some people over for dinner, one couple we are close friends with the other couple we tolerate. The song ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ by Nouvelle Vague played on the iPod and someone asked who it was – I answered Nouvelle Vague which I may have mispronounced slightly. The guy from the ‘not really good friends’ couple then laughed hysterically and said it’s not pronounced ‘x’ it’s pronounced ‘y’ – I just thought what a completely pompous prick.Posted 9 years ago
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