Re: [CR] Proper Pronunciation: Pogliaghi - now: Shortening it?


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Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:43:09 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR] Proper Pronunciation: Pogliaghi - now: Shortening it?
In-Reply-To: <200802251942.m1PJg3cd016495@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>


At 11:42 AM 25/02/2008 -0800, Donald Gillies wrote:
>I have heard people on vintage bike rides saying, "I rode the Pog!"
>Should they be saying, "I rode the Po!" or "I rode the Poe-Lee?"

Ha! Now I finally know the origins of the American word "Campy"! It's trying to pronouce the English word "Campag" without a hard "g" so it sounds more Italian!

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada