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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2012, 05:31:33 PM »
Riddle me this theoman...  Gueuze?
Aw, snap. Ya got me. Of course, the explanation is that it's not a word of Dutch origin.

Not trying for a gotcha, truly interested in knowing the correct pronunciation.  I know the beer,  I'd to be able to call it something besides "yum!"

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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2012, 05:44:09 PM »
I've read that the closest sounding word in English is cursor.  How you get that from gueuze beats the heck out of me.
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2012, 05:56:48 PM »
I've read that the closest sounding word in English is cursor.  How you get that from gueuze beats the heck out of me.

gyorzuh? kinda like how the German word for king (koenig) sounds like like "kernig."
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2012, 06:06:25 PM »
I've read that the closest sounding word in English is cursor.  How you get that from gueuze beats the heck out of me.

I have heard that its pronounced sort of like Gerzer, but with the g being more of a glottal stop, and the er's with not so much r...

This Guy Pronounces it like I was told is correct. Its also a decent show in general.
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2012, 01:18:09 AM »
Riddle me this theoman...  Gueuze?
Aw, snap. Ya got me. Of course, the explanation is that it's not a word of Dutch origin.

Not trying for a gotcha, truly interested in knowing the correct pronunciation.  I know the beer,  I'd to be able to call it something besides "yum!"

Well, it turns out it's not exactly a gotcha. I had to ask my wife about this one. I pronounce it in a Frenchy sort of way, with the hard "g" and without the "eh" at the end and nobody bothered to correct me, so I assumed it was right. Well, it is, sorta. I guess it's enough of a Brussels word and everybody is confused enough that it doesn't really matter how it's pronounced, as long as there's effort not to make the vowel sound like "oo." Again, it's "u" thing. The guy in the video above makes a reasonable effort on the vowel, but he uses the hard "g" with the "eh" at the end, sort of combining the Flemish and French. I suppose that's fine as well, but I've never heard it pronounced like that before. My wife pronounces it like a true Flemish person, with the hairball "g" and the short "eh" at the end.

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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2012, 08:31:59 AM »
Well, according to this guy:


It's pronounces gOzer the gOzarian! and he said of this beer style "Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!"

THAT's a beer I would drink!

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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2012, 08:34:25 AM »
Riddle me this theoman...  Gueuze?
Aw, snap. Ya got me. Of course, the explanation is that it's not a word of Dutch origin.

Not trying for a gotcha, truly interested in knowing the correct pronunciation.  I know the beer,  I'd to be able to call it something besides "yum!"
I have heard that pronounced about 4 to 5 ways in Belgium, pronounced by Belgians.
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2012, 08:38:04 PM »
I'm so glad this is being brought to light.  After 6 years of Latin, hearing Ply-nee is like nails on a chalkboard.  I guess I had too good a teacher.

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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2012, 09:35:08 PM »
I'm so glad this is being brought to light.  After 6 years of Latin, hearing Ply-nee is like nails on a chalkboard.  I guess I had too good a teacher.

Say it with me....Plih-nee...Plih-nee...tell your friends...

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+1 to nails on a blackboard.

Ply-nee...   :o

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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2012, 05:35:46 AM »
It's better to be silent...  ...then than to speak and remove all doubt.

If we're going to be pedantic then let's get it right!  :P

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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2012, 06:50:02 AM »
And Vesuvius erupted on August 24th, which just happens to be my birthday.
In whose calendar?  ;)
With a bit of basic research you can figure that out for yourself.

Not unless I have a reference for Joe's birthday as an absolute date.
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2012, 08:13:10 AM »
It's better to be silent...  ...then than to speak and remove all doubt.

If we're going to be pedantic then let's get it right!  :P

no, he meant sequentially, first be silent, then speak and remove all doubt.  ;D
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2012, 08:57:34 AM »
And Vesuvius erupted on August 24th, which just happens to be my birthday.
In whose calendar?  ;)
With a bit of basic research you can figure that out for yourself.

Not unless I have a reference for Joe's birthday as an absolute date.

Would you accept a long-form birth certificate?

But seriously, 8/24 is the date that I've always read going back to the mid-70s so my first reference was probably the World Book Encyclopedia.  It appears to be the standard date associated with the eruption that buried Pompei.

I certainly wasn't born in 79 AD, though, so I can't tell you for certain that it's accurate.  If I was, I'd tell you how Pliny pronounced his own name.
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2012, 09:53:10 AM »
Speaking of sequential...   One thousand eight hundred four years and three days later Krakatoa (Krakatau for the pedantic ones in the group) made the "loudest sound ever heard."

Neither Pliny witnessed this event though.

It is heartening that some get my play with words and sayings.  My 12-year-old son is getting good at it, but that comes with lots of sighing and eye-rolling.   ::)
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