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    Mullet Boy! Pink_Ninja's Avatar
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    How do you pronounce...

    Marzocchi? and is Giro pronounced gy-ro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    Join the countdown, Just $92 until I get a Norco Bigfoot!
    Man, I said it before, you'd better be getting a sasquatch for the extra bit of $.

    I pronounce Marzocchi : Mars Zaw chee

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    mar zo kee

    gee row

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    mar (bar with an "m")-zoh (like homer's doh but with a "z")-key

    Mar-zoh-key


    gyro (like a gyroscope in helicopters or those cool tous we used to play with)
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    Mullet Boy! Pink_Ninja's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason222
    Man, I said it before, you'd better be getting a sasquatch for the extra bit of $.

    I pronounce Marzocchi : Mars Zaw chee
    ok, how much was your baby? I'm not paying more than $1200 for a bike, Ill get a good DH frame by the end of the year, hopefully, and the bigfoots better than an upland, k?
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    For me:

    Marzocchi- "Marz-zoh-key

    Giro- Guy-row

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    i say gee row.. but the g is like in girl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason222
    Man, I said it before, you'd better be getting a sasquatch for the extra bit of $.

    I pronounce Marzocchi : Mars Zaw chee
    Holy east coastie man

    Marz-zoh-key

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    i belive giro is "jy roe"

    "jy" rhymes with "guy"
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    I say Giro the way it is in Giro d'Italia. Kinda like "zhee-roe."
    How many people in the world actually know all the pronunciation symbols, and should be punch them?

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    Marz-zok-kee

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    Call up the companies and see what they say when they answer the phone.

    I did that for Ringle (Ring-lay) years ago.

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    I would say more like 'hero', with the G silent

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    argh cant belive it now!! i cant remember how i pronoce marzacchi now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    Call up the companies and see what they say when they answer the phone.

    I did that for Ringle (Ring-lay) years ago.
    I did the same thing with Thule...I always thought it was pronounced like "tool" until I called their customer service line a while back. The girl picked up the phone and said, "Thank you for calling 'tool-ee' how may I help you?"

    I always pronounced Giro as "zhee-row," as a previous poster said. Now I am not so sure...

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    Mar-zoh-chee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Holy east coastie man

    Marz-zoh-key
    Hey.

    Marz-zoh-key

    here.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    There was a post like this in the roadie forum, about ciocc (chee oke). Once again these are italian words, so:

    marz zoh key
    ghee row with a soft g

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    Yep, chi in Italian is always 'key' and ci is 'chee'. How is SRAM pronounced while we're at it? Is it S then Ram or SRAM as one word?

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    marz zoh key
    ghee row with a soft g

    SRAM is pronounced SRAM, much like BASF or IBM [I think it's on their FAQ]. In contrast, NASCAR is pronounced: bo-ring.
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    So you just say all the letters? Do they stand for something then?

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    I tend to say S-RAM.
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    i say SH-RAM thats the way its always been

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonardotmnt
    Yep, chi in Italian is always 'key' and ci is 'chee'. How is SRAM pronounced while we're at it? Is it S then Ram or SRAM as one word?
    Right. A quick Italian lesson:

    before a, o and u --> c and g are hard (as in car and gar)
    before e and i --> c and g are pronounced 'ch' as in cheek and g as in 'gym"
    BUT an h makes c and g hard again

    thus:

    marzocchi --> mar-TZOH-key
    bruschetta --> brew-SKEH-ta (NOT brew-SHEH-tah like your mom says)
    giro --> GEEH-ro (g as in jeep, but the ee is shortened)
    Ghisallo -> ghee-sa-loh (ghee as in geek)

    Of course, Marzocchi is a brand name, so they can pronounce it however they want.

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