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  • Would this "bother" you?!

    So we are on the search for a higher end used saddle (any suggestions would be great by the way). So in our search we've talked to alot of saddle sellers (businesses) on the phone. One of the brands we're researching are Amerigos. We pronounce it AM-ER-Long E GO. This one place we've been communicating with pronounces it Ameri go (like America but Ameri go). I've aways thought it was pronounced the way i say it and when i hear them saying it the other way, it makes me think they don't know what they're talking about. My daughter thinks i'm being rude and picky but i have to say, i really do think that if they don't say the word correctly, am i to believe they know what they're talking about? What do you guys think?

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    ...I say it the way they say it...

    I don't think I would discount somewhere based on their pronunciation of a word.
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    • #3
      AH-MER-Eeee-GO.

      I don't think I would base a purchase on whether or not they know the correct pronunciation, though. I would, however, probably correct them.

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      • #4
        Hear for yourself...

        http://www.forvo.com/word/amerigo_vespucci/
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          I've been saying it wrong for a long time! Live and learn..
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          • #6
            I find it interesting that the Americas were named after Amerigo Vespucci, which is pronounced Am-er-EEE-go, yet they are the Uh-mare-ih-cuh-s. I just wonder where along the line it changed!

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              Originally posted by lrp1106 View Post
              I find it interesting that the Americas were named after Amerigo Vespucci, which is pronounced Am-er-EEE-go, yet they are the Uh-mare-ih-cuh-s. I just wonder where along the line it changed!
              'Merica!
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                Originally posted by lrp1106 View Post
                I find it interesting that the Americas were named after Amerigo Vespucci, which is pronounced Am-er-EEE-go, yet they are the Uh-mare-ih-cuh-s. I just wonder where along the line it changed!
                I didn't know that!

                It would sound funny to say amer-EEEE-ca. :-)
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                  Originally posted by muffintop View Post
                  So we are on the search for a higher end used saddle (any suggestions would be great by the way). So in our search we've talked to alot of saddle sellers (businesses) on the phone. One of the brands we're researching are Amerigos. We pronounce it AM-ER-Long E GO. This one place we've been communicating with pronounces it Ameri go (like America but Ameri go). I've aways thought it was pronounced the way i say it and when i hear them saying it the other way, it makes me think they don't know what they're talking about. My daughter thinks i'm being rude and picky but i have to say, i really do think that if they don't say the word correctly, am i to believe they know what they're talking about? What do you guys think?
                  No, it would not bother me. And I would have to agree with your daughter.

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                  • #10
                    Correcting someone, in this situation, is rude and demonstrates poor manners.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by snaffle635 View Post
                      I didn't know that!

                      It would sound funny to say amer-EEEE-ca. :-)
                      Not if you've ever seen the movie West Side Story.

                      Actually, it would still sound funny, just not as unusual.

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                      • #12
                        This is actually an issue?
                        "No, not anything goes, I said no rules!"

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                        • #13
                          My husband has Porsche's and he has had enough of them IMHO to say Porsh - - but there are die hard Porsche guys that will correct others that say Porsh with "it's PORSHE-A. They seem rude to me... but whatever.

                          Same with anemone.. some say anem-o-nee and some say anen-a-me.

                          I would expect a sales person to say it correctly but agree with others that I wouldn't correct them and it wouldn't bother me sale wise.

                          BTW - I pronounce it Porsch-a....
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                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx2zLgdkJpk
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                              No, it wouldn't bother me. I don't speak Italian, therefore I am not going to pronounce things as if I did. I think it would only bother me if I was speaking with an employee of the company but someone who sells the brand? No way. 'Course, I also asked Joe Fargis how to pronounce his name. I wanted to make sure I was saying that darn "g" correctly.
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                              • #16
                                Oh Mein Gott in Himmel.

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                                  Originally posted by Coreene View Post
                                  Oh Mein Gott in Himmel.
                                  An sure that should be Ach mein Gott im Himmel

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by alto View Post
                                    An sure that should be Ach mein Gott im Himmel

                                    If you do a search, you will find that both "Oh Mein Gott in Himmel" and "OMGiH" are both longtime COTH-isms

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                                    • #19
                                      Rudeness and wadded panties abound!

                                      It is rude to not bother to learn to pronounce words from another language as native speakers would. You'd hate it if they bastardized English, right? If so, some Golden Rule applies. Exert yourself.

                                      It is also rude, though a bit less of a sin, to give an unsolicited correction.

                                      It's stupid in a shoot-yourself-in-the-foot way (as well as elitist) to assume that because someone screws up the pronunciation of an unfamiliar term, they are incompetent.

                                      And that's the fact, jack.
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                                      • #20
                                        Being english im used too all the wrong pronunciation,watching tele is a daily screaming
                                        match .and the H in herb isnt silent ! It's HERB not erb .that is all

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