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Subject: Re: I: [CR]SOMEC bike for sale
From: Steven m Johnson <>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 21:40:11 -0400

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 15:50:30 -0500 The Maaslands <> writes:
> Same thing for Faggin, which notwithstanding the very good
> 'Veneto' name doesn't match the American perception of Italian names.

I've seen some very nice Faggins in the US. Most of them seem to have come from Southern CA. I'd seen one I though was a stolen bike, with the tube decals carefully scratched off. Turned out, the owner was just embarrassed by the name.
> for
> those that were watching the vuelta a EspaƱa yesterday, the correct
> pronunciation of the winner's name is Tren-teen with the 'r' being
> rolled.

Sorry, when I speak english, I don't roll my "r."
> Phil, Paul and Bob continue massacring almost all foreign words and
> names.

That is generally what happens when foreign words are introduced into a language. Widespread use of those adopted words will tend to standardize them in that language.

I don't say "Roma," I say "Rome." I also will say "tange (like the first part of tangelo)," never "tan-gay."

Back in the 80's, in Germany, those german tv announcers could never pronounce Greg Lemond's name right.

Steven M. Johnson, Chesapeake, VA