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Old 12-06-2012, 07:54 AM   #21
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Exactly! Except the Governator is Austrian, not German.
He's not a nazi, his dad was a nazi.
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He's not a nazi, his dad was a nazi.
Something I'll never understand is grown men eye rolling, neither physically nor figuratively. Thought that was a privilege reserved for 13 year old girls.
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Being as it is a German name you have to say it with a bit of anger in your voice, just short of spitting when you bark it out in two gutteral syllables but the syllables must be nearly indistinguishable- it helps if you have a smoker's voice. (note here, there are very few words in the German language that do not have multiple syllables, and they have some multi-multi syllable words to make up for those.) So it is a combination of "sour" and "sawyer".
I think you have to slam your fist on the table when you say it it you want to be grammatically correct.
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SIG should always be spelled in capital letters. It's an abbreviation for Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft....since this is a grammer thread.

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SIG should always be spelled in capital letters. It's an abbreviation for Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft....since this is a grammer thread.
Didn't know that. Great info. I thought they were originally a Swiss company, not German.
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Didn't know that. Great info. I thought they were originally a Swiss company, not German.
It's a conglomarate of sorts; Swiss Arms AG is a part of it. Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft means 'Swiss Industrial Company'
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I once asked on here is it.....

Carbine......is it Car_bean or Carb_eye-n.

I was embarrassed to discover I was saying it wrong.

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I once asked on here is it.....

Carbine......is it Car_bean or Carb_eye-n.

I was embarrassed to discover I was saying it wrong.
I assume it car-bean... But say both.

Stupid swipe keyboard. I say car-bine! Only use bean when speaking with southerners.
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I think you have to slam your fist on the table when you say it it you want to be grammatically correct.
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I once asked on here is it.....

Carbine......is it Car_bean or Carb_eye-n.

I was embarrassed to discover I was saying it wrong.
Either way you slice it...it's not very flattering.....

The French Army was the first to arm their mounted troops with short barreled long arms, and the word "carbine" is actually a slang expression from the French word "escarrabin" meaning, loosely, one who associates with dung beetles. Apparently, the French Cavalry felt less then competent when armed with the new short rifle.
http://www.civilwarguns.com/9511.html
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