The future is Aquitaine... ?

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Re: The future is Aquitaine... ?

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:18 pm
rkovars wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:16 pm The southern part of the state is known as little Egypt.
Isn’t there a part of New York state where all the place names are from ancient Greece?
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:12 pm Anyway, the Massachusetts pronunciation of Worcester appears to be correct, and Gloucester was also correct in the film A Perfect Storm.
Somehow, I think Worcester rolling off the tongue of a Bay Stater will have a different flare to it than an Englishman pronouncing it, even if the pronunciations are the same. :lol:

And funnily enough, neither my wife nor her brothers, have Massachusetts accents. Her parents have mild ones, which is amusing because the extended family (the ones in Massachusetts, that is) have strong accents.

My wife can put the accent on though, and does it to great effect when telling stories.
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jkbarnes wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:25 pm My wife can put the accent on though, and does it to great effect when telling stories.
Hopefully involving some non-rhotic caah paahks?
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On pronunciation - there is a well known and successful poker player called "Scotty Nguyen" (Vietnamese)
Apparently it's the most common Vietnamese surname, and it seems to be pronounced "win".
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:43 pm But English speakers from all quarters have always got foreign place names gloriously wrong! :lol:
Don't get me started on Welsh place names!

The one that always grinds me is Betws-y-coed, in North Wales, which people from outside Wales always seem to want to pronounce as Betsy Co-ed. :wtf:

The real pronunciation is Bet-oosse uh Coyd. Obviously! :)
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welshlad wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:27 pm The one that always grinds me is Betws-y-coed, in North Wales, which people from outside Wales always seem to want to pronounce as Betsy Co-ed. :wtf:
Might make an interesting Google image search! :shock:
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:18 pm
rkovars wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:16 pm The southern part of the state is known as little Egypt.
Isn’t there a part of New York state where all the place names are from ancient Greece?
Syracuse is just one example of upstate New York having ancient Greek names.
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I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
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iain wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:16 pm
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:52 pm
suicidal_orange wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:55 pm Does that mean they will no longer have the signature second hand? That's a pretty major change in my book.
That could well be classified. Unless anyone knows differently of course. :wink:
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I must admit that I have not really followed most of this thread, but something about that image pops out to me - the profile of the bezel insert? To me, this looks like a very bubbly, rounded upper surface to the bezel insert, something like the Bakelite (?) variants of a few decades ago.
Now, I am assuming that CW have not gone backwards several decades in their material choices, so, looking at what other manufacturers have done here, I am assuming it will be a rounded, clear, sapphire crystal layer on top of a coloured under layer? If so, how about this for a thought….
Colouring ceramic is a bit of a sod, but colouring aluminium is a (relative) piece of cake. Dumping a nice, shiny sapphire layer on top of it will give both the profile and look that they are after. It also offers a more simple option for lume app,ication. However, if colouring the under layer is so simple, why not offer a “custom” option to buyers? CW could offer a colour pallet for buyers to choose from ( anything from regular, through vintage, onto polka-dot and tartan, and ending up at UKIP yellow/purple…) and we just match it with the dial and our taste. Or lack of?
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albionphoto wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
Corton?
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JAFO wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:46 pm
albionphoto wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
Corton?
Cowton ?

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JAFO wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:46 pm
albionphoto wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
Corton?
Nope.
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magicman wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:17 pm
JAFO wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:46 pm
albionphoto wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm I'd like to offer Coughton in Warwickshire. Would anyone like to guess how this is pronounced? Let's ignore the fact that the pronunciation of shire is "shhhh"
Corton?
Cowton ?

Regards Steve
Plausible. But... Nope.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:18 pm
rkovars wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:16 pm The southern part of the state is known as little Egypt.
Isn’t there a part of New York state where all the place names are from ancient Greece?
Yes, and it’s the region where I live. Geographic orientation can consequently be confusing here. I live south of Ithaca, which is south of Syracuse, (but Mexico, NY is north of Syracuse), Troy is about 3 hours to the east and is well marked on most maps; Odysseus had no excuse for getting lost on his way here. Ovid, Romulus, Cicero, and Greece are not far. Aurora is north of me, but East Aurora is west of Aurora. Scipio has a South and a Center. The nearest Athens is in another state. Leave your compass at home and place your trust in Google Maps. :p
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^^^^This is why I am always careful when I go to Watkins Glen.
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