Pronouncing Names at Gastons

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  1. SkyHog

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    Hey guys - I was thinking last night about Gastons. I then realized that I don't know how to pronounce a lot of people's names from the board - for example, I don't know if its Ron Levy (Levie) or Ron Levy (Leevey). Or Dr. Bruce Chien, is it pronouced like the french word for dog, or another way?

    I think perhaps I'll start: Nick Brennan (Breh nan)

    Oh - and since it will probably come up during convo - is the ADIZ pronouced "adiz" or is it "A-D-I-Z"
     
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    The ADIZ is either AY-dizz, Ay-Dee-Eye-Zee, or P-I-T-A, depending on who you're talking to.

    And while I probably won't be at Gastons:
    - Haeberle: HAY-berr-lee (From the German, Häberle)
    - Geebo: GREE-boh

    Just FYI ;)
     
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    Thats why I like my last name. Not hard to pronounce. Almost never have to spell it either.
    Don
     
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    The Spanish pronunciation? HO nez? ;)
     
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    Joe, pronounced... Joe.
     
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    "Levvy" Rhymes with Chevy IIRC.

    Dr Bruce is somewhere between Chen and Chin. When he says it, it rhymes with "when".

    I think mine's pretty obvious.
     
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    Drop the "i", say c-h-e-n and you'll do fine.
     
  8. Diana

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    Nick, this is a good idea to clarify pronunciations. :)

    Citabria...........Sit-AHH-bree-ahhh.
     
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    That's funny, I never thought about someone pronouncing that differently, but I could see it happening now.

    Oh - and btw, I don't mind people calling me SkyHog, as it's my nickname, but I'm easy, call me anything, except Nicholas.
     
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    Yea, lots of people say....Sit-AHHHH-brah. But, then I have been known to call her worse things. :)
    "Nick" it is then. BTW, are you playing football at Gaston's with that bad back of yours? (I'm bringing lots of ace wraps if you guys are playing football.)
     
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    Oh, I'll be playing football. I subscribe to the idea that I have one back that may be repaired many times, but only one life....there's no repairing missed opportunities.

    Actually, my back feels fine, so Imma give it a go - if its rough, they'll have to sub me out :)
     
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    Bel-Ank-Ah?
    Bel-AWnk-Ah?

    :dunno:
     
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    Which way do you go Dave?

    I do "Ank", myself. Maybe it's cause I'm from Missouri (Mis-UR-ah). :)
     
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    Viking :)
     
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    That's (mis-UR-ee), misery. LOL.
     
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    You're lucky. People stumble over both my first and last names. That's why I stick with Everskyward. :rolleyes:

    It's actually Mari (rhymes with "sorry").

    Wish I could go to Gastons.
     
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    I wish you could too. Maybe next year?
     
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    I guess one never knows what will happen in a year so I'll just say, perhaps, if I'm lucky. :dunno:

    I've learned to never say never. :yes:
     
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    What Dustin said.
     
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    That's pretty rich for someone with a Kansas address...:p
     
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    Yeah, but I won't hold that against him, LOL.:D
     
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    I've only lived in Kansas for the last 10 months. I'v spent 37 of my 45 years living in Missouri. :cheerswine:
     
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    It's seems kinda funny that the people of Missouri can't seem to agree on how to pronouce the name of their state.

    Do other states have that problem?
     
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    Well, let me put it this way. Mississippi is the only other state that I can think of that ends in "I" You don't hear them pronounce it "Miss-iss-ip-puh" do you? :cheerswine:
     
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    LOL! Good point Greg.

    Don't know how or when it got started. Must be something in the rural water. :)
     
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    I think Elvis pronounced it that way ;)
     
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    Uhhhh....yes, depends how far off the nearest paved road you are.:rolleyes:
     
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    Yay! I have been exonerated! :D
     
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    Nobody has much trouble with my last name "Stratton" - think Briggs & Stratton (no, no relation that I'm aware of). My first name is frequently mispronounced as "Berry" rather than Barry - think sheep - (baaaa -ry).

    By the way, I never knew before that the Citabria got its name from "Aerbatic" spelled backwards!
     
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    I didn't know that. Is that the Canadian pronunciation? Kinda like "Barrrrrrry?"

    :)
     
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    Okay, I have hesitated posting my reply because most of you folks don't realize what a tongue-in-cheek goofball I am.

    Pronouncing my name at Gastons:

    Y[​IMG]r H[​IMG][​IMG]n[​IMG]s

    :rofl:
     
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    I'll try not to forget, Majesty. :D
     
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    A Florida person would NEVER say FLAH-rida, but a lot of northeasterners do. We're not quite sure where FLAH-rida is, but we're pretty sure we don't want to go there. It's FLOR-dah.
     
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    No idea. I just figured if my parents had wanted me called Berry that's what they would have named me. Is it usual in the USA to pronounce Barry as Berry?
     
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    LAW-res-tun, but just about anyone who uses the reference I'll assume is from somewhere back near where I grew up(it took them ages to comprehend how "Jerry"(professional/entertainment name)[rather than Larry] evolved from Lawreston.

    And if the phone rings and the caller refers to La-RES-tun, it's probably some solicitous boiler-room caller peddling something or taking a survey, and who got my # in some clandestine manner because I'm not in "The Book" in the typical manner.

    Wish I could go to Gaston's (Gas-TON's? Gas-TONE's?) [[ a la similar to the Boca city in Florida]]; wishing I'll soon get out of the new CFI's training area(after a 14 month break in routine flying). No session today; The rain in Maine stays mainly as a pain, so will refrain from stating in vain about altitude gain in the new plane. [Back to those practice tests].

    HR(and that's another story)
     
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    so, is it Gas-tOH (nasal ending) or Gas-tun.

    :goofy:
     
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    Maybe only in Missouri (Mis-UR-ah). ;)
     
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    The only variations I've heard for MN come from within: Minn-ah-SOOOO-tah, vs the more common MINN-eh-SO-tah. And I've never heard any kind of mispronounciation of my home state of Michigan, although there were plenty of street names in Detroit (which itself is also occasionally butchered) the worst being Gratiot Ave (a two syllable word with the first being "Grah" and the second sounding exactly like the slang word for brown smelly stuff that often hits a fan). Then there's Lahser road which even the locals can't manage to pronounce correctly (LAH-sir, not LASH-er).
     
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    That would be BO-ca rah-TONE