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Who wants the word "Campy" removed from this forum?
Yes 68%  68%  [ 21 ]
No 32%  32%  [ 10 ]
Total votes : 31
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:16 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Someone is selling a bike on ebay and the stuff has Compognolo fitted :?


Good grief, don't get me started on that, my local second hand site has people who manage to spell Campagnolo every way except the correct one - Compognolo, Compognola, Campangola, Campragnollo...

Worse, people even manage to spell Shimano wrong - Schimano, for example.

I know it's very silly to care about such things, but the names are written on the components - how hard can it be to get them right?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Johnsqual wrote:
Good grief, don't get me started on that,

I know it's very silly to care about such things, but the names are written on the components - how hard can it be to get them right?


I know what you mean though years ago when i was young and not in the 'know'
i used to think Campagnolo used to be spelt like this....Eampagnoloy !!

The name Cinelli has many British people up in arms too! I like to say Sinelli but its pronaunced Chinelli :lol:


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At a very lavish wedding reception in Paris a year or two ago I got involved in a lengthy, heated, and drunken argument with a couple of delightful Jewish girls from New York about the precise meaning of "thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's ass".

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To an American our interpretation of that would be "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours fanny"
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:24 pm 
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Just out of curiosity when did "Campag" become "Campy" ? Certainly in the 70's it was Campag.

Mind you this is someone who thinks the winner of the 78 milk race rode a "Chiocc" LOL

Never knew it was pronounced "Church"

Shaun


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Just out of curiosity when did "Campag" become "Campy" ?
Shaun

I hear that slang of ''Got Any Campy Mate'' regularly at bike jumbles and even some old folk say it :?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:17 pm 
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sort of agree but what happens if we want to discuss matters like Julian Clary or any Carry On Film?....it's a very important adjective :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Johnsqual wrote:
3) Thou shalt not use Americanisms


Ian Raleigh wrote:
Do we start criticizing peoples spellings


Yellow card, do it again and you're off.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Do we start criticizing peoples spellings

Russell wrote:
Yellow card, do it again and you're off.

Damn it i've been sussed and wondered when the fault would be spotted :wink:

Checkout the below links! Truly awful :D .....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Cycling-/7294 ... campagnola
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=c ... sacat=7294


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Agreed with Johnsqual---I'd rather have "Campy" than all the ways people butcher Campagnolo.

Campanyola. Campanolo. Canpangollo. etc etc


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:50 pm 
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So out of 22424 registered users only 27 have voted that means 22397 don't give a shit :lol:


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