Discussion in 'Pipes' started by raisingale, Sep 27, 2010.
Title and description should say it all....
I say Gray-boh
Likewise but a guy "corrected" me this weekend. Now I'm not sure what to believe. Ted?
Gray like the color, bow like what shoots an arrow. Even some of my collector friends and historians don't say it right. They think the last syllable is the bow of a ship. Thanks for letting me.... ted
Excellent. Thanks, that's how I've been pronouncing it all along. Damn the interloper/upstart that had the audacity to "correct" me!
Yep, I agree. Gra (long a) boh (long o)... but let's remember that our European english speaking friends spell the color (or should we say colour) grey (with an e instead of an a).
Why?:dunno: I'm sure they thing they're right since they've been doing it longer, but that's no excuse.
The factory used to close at 3:30. Our little management staff hung in till 5:00 and always answered the phone after hours..."Good Afternoon, Dr. Grabow Pipes". Is this Grab-ho, Gra-bow (ship), and a dozen other pronunciations. If they had an order, we didn't correct them. If they were calling to "fuss" we did. If they were calling for KYM, we hung up..... ted
Kaywoodie, Yello-bowl, and Medico.... The competition... at least in those days... ted
Ahh, makes sense now!
Please don't tell me it has been DUNE-hill after all these years.
Nope....DUNG-hill...most of the time the "G" is silent though.... :whistle:
I was pronouncing it "Grab-Bau" for a long time till corrected! Speaking of which is Gawith pronounced Gay-with, Gah-With, or whatever?
oh hell, it took me a month to figure out how to say "latakia"
Gawith - (Go with)
Latakia - Lot a kia's in the parking lot today.
Have a bunch of friends that call it LA TAKE' eI.
La.... DO RE ME FA SO
TA.....Take the "L and K" out of talk.
KIA.....The Car.. emphysis on this syllable
I am not english speaking by birth, but here are some suggestions from me which should probably be ignored:
Tuh-bacc-oh (Your mother)
Kuh-thool-hoo (Almighty chthulhu)
As you see... I cannah speek worth a dime!
That's the way I would say it, but I guess it's because we are swedes.
Yup your right
and it's worth a nickel.....not dime.