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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by write-stuff, Dec 20, 2013.
Is it pronounced Terra Hote or Terra Hawt? I've always said Terra Hote, but I'm not from there.
Many years ago, on a Greyhound bus, my driver called it "Terrible Hut".
You're correct. The locals say Terra HOTE. This actually is very close to the French pronunciation (means high land in a literal translation). This is in stark contrast to places like Des Plaines, Illinois which isn't even close.
Not a bad description if you've been there. Nice FBO though. We overnighted there a couple of years ago.
I imitate Herve Villechaize when referring to the latter.
As a former Hautian (well, temporary when I was in college), I can confirm - "Terra Hote" is the pronunciation. Although the approach also goes by "Hulman Approach."
And about 2 miles from the airport is where I went to college.
It is Indiana after all. I had a guy show up with a resume from the Rose Hulman Institute and I said "That's got to be in Indiana."
Yep. It's also where I went to college.
My mother warned me when I went there I was dooming myself to a life of hearing "Excuse me?" after telling people my alma mater.
Coincidentally, just back from Terrible Hole. Had to go there for a depo today.
As an aside, for those that don't know, Rose Hulman is an outstanding engineering school. The fighting elephants, I think. They were in my school's athletic conference when I was in college.
Fortunately the athletic team is not representative of the engineering curriculum.
Rosie the elephant was our mascot. The team was the Engineers (we didn't have much fight).
Very interesting about the school! Never heard of it but probably very good. ( I should add, that's there's a lot of things I don't know about!) I always said terre "hoot". Right-wrong?
I've heard it pronounced like Segway before.
It's also "Veego", not "Vygo"
"Hote" is the pronunciation. It is definitely not a hoot to be there.
It was also known as "The Haute."
Funniest thing shortly after I moved was I met some people from Brazil... the next town over. When they said "Oh, you're in Terre Haute? We live in Brazil." I was trying to figure out how that was relevant.
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Hote, Terra Haute, High Ground, which is as tenuous of a statement in Indiana as South Florida.
The story about Brazil is priceless.
Smaller schools sometimes do wonderous things. ( often with government grants)At university of Illinois, Urbana, a fellow named John Rogers, ( one of those guys who decided to go to college instead of buying a car) has recently made very exciting strides in medical science. The CIA has given him a top secret clearance, national inst. of health wants input ( there's that darn ol govmint again) plus many ngo's courting him. He has invented a wireless patch that may revolutionize hospital diagnostic procedures. M.I.T. Grad.
For those who don't get it:
A well run FBO!!
Kind of a non sequitur, but if you ever get a chance to go to the feline rescue center in Brazil, do it. Totally amazing. They do outstanding work there.
Stay overnight and you get the full tour while they feed the cats. It is unbelievable. Not at all like the lazy cats at the zoo. First time you hear a real tiger growl in person is something you will not soon forget. Bone chilling and majestic.
I haven't been back that way in a while, but thanks for letting me know about that. I'd want to try it sometime - love the idea and had no idea there was anything like that in the area when I lived there. Although that was also before I was involved with animal rescue.
If you do go, just understand it is not a zoo. This is a place that houses and feeds big cats with nowhere else to go. There are many former drug dealer's cats, and closed-down zoo and circus animals. Cats that people had no business owning in the first place. These aren't zoo exhibits, and this isn't a breeding facility. The enclosures are functional, well maintained and clean, but are not intended to be aesthetically pleasing.
Given my involvement in animal rescue, I've been to such facilities before.