General Cycling Discussion - How do you pronounce CAAD?
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I am planning to go to my LBS to check out the Cannondale CAAD10 5, but I don't want to look like a fool pronouncing it wrong.
Is it like CAD?
01-26-11, 04:22 PM
It is pronounced 'cad'
01-26-11, 07:34 PM
you wanna pronounce it "cad" but hang on the "a" a bit to make it just a tiny bit musical.
good rule of thumb is to imagine that the number of As matches the CAAD version.
so this would be like "caaaAAAaaaAd."
It's not a real word, it's a made-up word, kind of like drug names. (cephalexin, for instance) Pronounce them however the heck you wish.
If you have a fondness for fish, pronounce CAAD as "cod".
01-27-11, 10:45 AM
It's not really a made up word. It's an acronym. Means, Cannondale Advanced Aluminum Design, so pronounce how you like or just spell it out.
01-27-11, 11:31 AM
I pronounce it See, Ae, Ae, Dee
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