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    Phil Liggett - Bone-in

    I love how Phil insists of calling Boonen "Bone-in" (phoentically)

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    Because that's how it's pronounced?

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    Yes, I too think it is 'Bone-in' or 'Bowe-nin'.

    (but it doesn't matter, he needs to stop banging on the handlebars at the finish everyday )

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    Flemish friends of mine say Bone-en

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    Because that's how it's pronounced?
    I believe it is more like "Boo-nin".

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    Nope, it's Bow-nen. Bow as in Longbow.
    i may have overreacted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard
    Nope, it's Bow-nen. Bow as in Longbow.
    Wow - deja vu? But correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmason
    Wow - deja vu? But correct.
    Thanks, gmason. I was going to give credit to you but couldn't remember who posted it.
    i may have overreacted

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    Liggett and Sherwin go to the trouble of pronouncing names correctly. Something a lot of sports presenters in particular don't bother with. Just ask golfer Retief Goosen, his name is mis-pronounced by just about every sports presenter I have ever heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 62vette
    Liggett and Sherwin go to the trouble of pronouncing names correctly. Something a lot of sports presenters in particular don't bother with. Just ask golfer Retief Goosen, his name is mis-pronounced by just about every sports presenter I have ever heard.
    Ha Ha! Amazingly enough they (Phil and Paul) continually slaughter the Spanish names (no not the though Basque ones but the easy ones like Angel). But that is not at all unusual. I have watched the Giro in Italian and those announcers slaughter the English names and even sometimes the Spanish names. I have heard Belgian announcers mispronounce Hincapie. Heck here on bikeforums we can't even spell names like Savoldelli correctly. It is not the end of the world if the names are not pronounced correctly. I really like Phil and Paul but don't give them undo credit.

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    Phil and Paul could never agree on the pronunciation of Vino's name.
    i may have overreacted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard
    Phil and Paul could never agree on the pronunciation of Vino's name.
    Laughed myself silly last year when 'vino' was on the attack....Phil goes "ooh & theres goes Vin-ooo-ker-rov" & paul goes "yes Phil, Vin-er-kourov is splitting the bunch"....etc etc......I love these guys, but they put me in "a suitcase of pain" i was laughing so much...it went on for about 10 minutes, highlight of the tour for mine

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    It also sounds like one of them says Leakygas. I'm not sure what that sponsor produces.
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    Propane, I think. It always cracks me up to hear them say leakygas.

    Of all of the jersies in the tour, this is probably the one I am least likely to ever wear. There are just too many rude jokes that one would be the 'butt' of.

    The uniforms have what to me looks like the greenish-yellow color of chlorine gas.

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    So for a foreigner like myself, how does Phil pronounce "AG2R" then? English or French way? And Bouygues Telecom? And Sinkewitz? And Voeckler? And Lampre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamastor
    So for a foreigner like myself, how does Phil pronounce "AG2R" then? English or French way? And Bouygues Telecom? And Sinkewitz? And Voeckler? And Lampre?

    Ai Gee Two Ahr,
    Boy ghee telecome
    Sink ah witz
    Voh Kleur
    Lam Prey

    well that's close.

    and then there's Bobke' btw he pronounces it Vinook eroff accent of the ook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    Ai Gee Two Ahr,
    Boy ghee telecome
    Sink ah witz
    Voh Kleur
    Lam Prey

    well that's close.

    and then there's Bobke' btw he pronounces it Vinook eroff accent of the ook.

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    AG2R should be "Arrrr Gee (as in Lopeeez) Durr (Deux) Air", well excuse my French...
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    I'm pretty sure Liquigas is pronounced "lee-kwee-gas".
    Not like the English "leaky" or "liquid", but somewhere between the two.

    I work with a multilingual Dutchman, he says the 'oo' in Boonen sounds like the 'longbow' example given above.

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    My favorite from Phil thus far:

    Telemetry pronouced as tele-MET-tree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipcycler
    My favorite from Phil thus far:

    Telemetry pronouced as tele-MET-tree
    Who's the leader of THAT team?
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    yup and all of the riders are Concentrated (except de Jan he is being
    reconstituted, and wrapped in con TROV ersy. . . .)
    but the peloton should arrive at the finish on Shed u all (not y'all).

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    Quote Originally Posted by * jack *
    I work with a multilingual Dutchman, he says the 'oo' in Boonen sounds like the 'longbow' example given above.
    And I think it means "broad beans"...better not ride behind him
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamastor
    And I think it means "broad beans"...better not ride behind him
    Aren't the beans 'bohnen'?

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    Y'all would not believe how funny it is to have a bunch of Americans criticising Phil's pronounciation. He is like totally Queen's English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cave
    Y'all would not believe how funny it is to have a bunch of Americans criticising Phil's pronounciation. He is like totally Queen's English.
    Seriously, what's Phil's accent? And Paul's?
    i may have overreacted

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