Pronunciation

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by mikenike, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. mikenike

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    This is just a random question.

    Because CIRAS is an acronym, does it have a certain way to pronounce it?

    I hear people say it like, Sea-Rus. But I say Sigh-Rus.

    It's just bugging me on my mind.
     
  2. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    I call it "sear-us." as long as you know what you're talking about it, does it really matter? It's like the clip vs mag debate, we all know what they're trying to say, they're just saying it differently.
     

  3. Archer627

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    It's actually more like the po-tay-toh vs. po-tah-toh debate. I think either is acceptable.
     
  4. IHOP

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    I say CIRAS as CYR-AS in my mind.

    The clip vs. mag debate is different, because in actuality, they are not the same, whereas this is the same thing with just a varying pronunciation.

    Mini rant: I don't get how people can rag on my for saying AUG as "AWG" instead of "AY-YOO-GEE" when they themselves say SAW, MOLLE, and SCAR as a word. You only ever hear someone say Special Operation Forces Combat Assault Rifle and Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment when they are explaining what the acronym stands for. A bit hypocritical.
     
  5. TheLostCause

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    I do have to agree with you on that IHOP I also pronounce as CYR-AS. I have never heard it called Sea-Ras. Interesting now that you say. Just like PEQ box. As dumb as this may sound I call it Peck-box. Come to find out it actually PE-Q Box. Its all very confusing.
     
  6. Seyo

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    Do you want Me to put up a YouTube clip?

    I say "Peck-box" as well.
     
  7. TheLostCause

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    For what? and its all very very confusing. I forget what other one there is but I pronounce weird and get made fun of but oh well.
     
  8. Seyo

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    It was a sarcastic joke. You said: "I have never heard anyone say Sea-ras". I offered you the possibility to hear someone say "Sea-ras.
     
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  9. TheLostCause

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    Oh got you. Yea I hear people from evike adn PE-Q box Im like what? Then i was watching some reviews and people would either say PE-Q or PEQ Box.
     
  10. mikenike

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    I call it an AUG too... I find it easier than saying Ay-Yoo-Gee.



    I also call it PEQ. Never heard anyone call it PE-Q.
     
  11. streetkilln

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    Sea-Ras???????????? ummmm
     
  12. IHOP

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    My friend's last name is Peck, so I find it a bit ironic he has a PEQ-2 battery box on his M4.
     
  13. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    What about helmets? I call MICHs micks.... And PASGT pass-gut. Lol
     
  14. IHOP

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    I say MICH as Mitch like the name. PASGT for my mind is PASS-GEE-TEE.

    I like this thread.
     
  15. Batman

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    For me pasgt is almost basket. I also say M1014 as "Em one oh one four"
     
  16. IHOP

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    M1014.

    M-a bunch of numbers.
     
  17. M4Ever

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    "m ten fourteen" (20 characters)
     
  18. TheLostCause

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    For Helmets I say MICH -Mick. for PASGT - P-a-s-g-t. I spell it out. The pistols i get caught up on M1911 I say M1 -9-11.
     
  19. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    I say "em- nineteen eleven." lol
     
  20. mikenike

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    Em One Oh One Four

    I say M One Nine Eleven :D

    MICH. Mih-Ch

    P A S G T