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Most Hilarious Mispronunciations

Old 06-02-13, 10:54 PM
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Most Hilarious Mispronunciations

Has this been done? Probably. I don't know what brought this to mind, it's been a while since I heard one, but some time ago I was in a shop and I heard a guy talking to a salesman and he said he used to ride a "zhee-aunt", which I can only assume he meant "Giant" Another time, I was chatting with my LBS' mechanic, and he said someone called Ultegra "Ultra Gear". LOL don't know which one I'd laugh harder at.

I'm sure all the shop dudes will chime in, as they hear from different people every day trying to buy, there are so many names that really are tricky! I'm still saying things like "de-rail-yer" and "Dur-race".
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well I still dont know if its B~AN~KEE or B~AN~CHI.
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Roobaix = Roo~bakes

easily guilty of that one..
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be on key, be on chai, be on chee
dur ace, dura ach ee, doora ace
soo jee no, soog ee no
rally, raww ly, rall eeg
ser vailo, serv ello, cherv allo
maa vic, maa vich, mah vick, maa vich
camp ag allo, cam ag nallo, camp an og lo
al ay, al ezz, all ezz, all aye
sch walb, sch wal bee,
etc
etc
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Dura-Ace - DER-RA-CHEE

Bianchi - BEE-YAN-CHEE

SRAM - SUR-REAM

Thule - THOOL

And my all time favorite.....

FUJI - FOO-HAI

Then again, who am I to make fun of people. Back in high school when I was at the Mc Donald's drive-thru I was tired and just blurted out that I wanted a Chicken FAH-JEE-TAH (Fajita).

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someone care to post a list of the correct pronunciations? I dont want to butcher the names There is quite a dearth of this information.
how to say:
Bianchi
Campagnolo
merckx
105 (ten five, one zero five, one oh five)
ultegra (al-tee-grah?)
Dura-ace(Dura as in dura-cell and Ace as in card games?)
Schwalbe
cervelo
Some of my past mistakes:

Allez = ah-le-z
Roubaix= Row-bakes
Sram - es-Ram(still think this sounds cooler than sh-ram, lol)
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To be honest bianchi is a really tricky one if you don't know how to pronounce it. All of the other stuff are pretty simple but i went a long time thinking it was
Bian chii and not
Bian khi with a hard C

Cervelo, Roubaix, fuji or (how is this even possible) dura-ace mispronounciations etc I do not get.
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I twitch any time I hear camp-ag-no-lo.

Then again, my MIL will go to an Italian restaurant and order g-no-chee.
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Originally Posted by CenturionIM
someone care to post a list of the correct pronunciations? I dont want to butcher the names There is quite a dearth of this information.
how to say:
Bianchi
Campagnolo
merckx
105 (ten five, one zero five, one oh five)
ultegra (al-tee-grah?)
Dura-ace(Dura as in dura-cell and Ace as in card games?)
Schwalbe
cervelo
Some of my past mistakes:

Allez = ah-le-z
Roubaix= Row-bakes
Sram - es-Ram(still think this sounds cooler than sh-ram, lol)
That's still wrong. It's pronounced sram (like ram with an s at the front of it). Putting a phantom h in there is like midwesterners putting an phantom r in wash.
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Adidas. I think all us Kiwis stuff that one up.
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Tiagra pronounced as tie-eh-groh when it should be tea-aah-grah.

Also an actual "R" in about any word pronounced by any English speaking person is always wrong, simply because English doesn't have an actual "R".
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Originally Posted by CenturionIM
someone care to post a list of the correct pronunciations? I dont want to butcher the names There is quite a dearth of this information.
how to say:
Bianchi
Campagnolo
merckx
105 (ten five, one zero five, one oh five)
ultegra (al-tee-grah?)
Dura-ace(Dura as in dura-cell and Ace as in card games?)
Schwalbe
cervelo
Some of my past mistakes:

Allez = ah-le-z
Roubaix= Row-bakes
Sram - es-Ram(still think this sounds cooler than sh-ram, lol)
Bianchi - BEE-YONG-KEE
Campagnolo - CAMP-ONG-YALO
merckx - MERX
105 - ONE-OH-FIVE
ultegra - UL-TEY-GRAH
Dura-ace - DURA-ACE
Schwalbe - SCHWALB
cervelo - SIR-VELO

FYI your past mistakes are still currently wrong....

Roubaix - ROO-BAY
Sram - SIR-RAM

I'm 95% sure that those are the correct pronunciations but if I'm wrong please feel free to correct me.
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Originally Posted by Will Goes Boing
Sram - SIR-RAM

I'm 95% sure that those are the correct pronunciations but if I'm wrong please feel free to correct me.
SRAM = one syllable, sram. imagine a sizzley-noise S or a hissing S, then ram, but not two syllables.
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Yeah, SRAM is really tricky, cause it sounds exactly the way its spelled.

sram = sram
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See here at 0:49 for proof:
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Coulda swore he said "sirihasharamah"
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To be honest bianchi is a really tricky one if you don't know how to pronounce it. All of the other stuff are pretty simple but i went a long time thinking it was
Bian chii and not
Bian khi with a hard C

Cervelo, Roubaix, fuji or (how is this even possible) dura-ace mispronounciations etc I do not get.
Not to argue with a European, but an Italian would read the "chi" in Bianchi as " Key" rather than "Chee". The venerable "Campagnolo" should be rendered as a two syllable word;
"Campa- Nyolo" with the stress on the "Nyo" syllable. This should sound like the " Ni" in "Onion". Now if I could just get clarification on how to properly pronounce "Urumchi"..........
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Not to argue with a European, but an Italian would read the "chi" in Bianchi as " Key" rather than "Chee". The venerable "Campagnolo" should be rendered as a two syllable word;
"Campa- Nyolo" with the stress on the "Nyo" syllable. This should sound like the " Ni" in "Onion". Now if I could just get clarification on how to properly pronounce "Urumchi"..........
Just realized that I misread your post! My apologies!
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Originally Posted by Will Goes Boing
Bianchi - BEE-YONG-KEE
"YONG"?

I've always pronounced Bianchi as Bee-ahn-key.
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Originally Posted by znomit
Adidas. I think all us Kiwis stuff that one up.
You and the Aussies. It catches me off-guard every time I hear the word said here, and it is all in where the accent (emphasis) is placed.
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Repeat after me: Add-ee-dass
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Ah-dee-dass
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Ok, some mysteries which kinda blew my mind. Italian is such a weird language

Cinelli = Chi-nelli
Colnago = Colnaago
Dedacciai = Deda-chai
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