Spot the linguist...

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  1. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    In Steve Jobs' keynote speech, he pronounced Jaguar as 'Jagwire'. I'm a uk based linguistics student - is it all americans who pronounce jaguar like this, or just Jobs/californians?

    Any other linguists?
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    It got quite bad around here for a time, with people actually typing 'Jagwire' :rolleyes:

    I figure it had something to do with the 'Gigawire' thing that was going around at the time... If you can fit the word 'Wire' onto or into it... then WIcked... :rolleyes: :p :p

    As a brit I say 'Jag You Arr' and the factory is about half a mile from my mum's house, so I should know... heh heh heh!! :p
     
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  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The only people I'd ever heard say Jagwire were from southern Indiana/Ohio and from Kentucky. I'd never heard anyone anywhere else say it that way.
     
  5. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    jag-warr -- with the vowel in the second syllable pronounced as in "are" and "yard." I think this is pretty much the American standard, for the cat, car and OS.
     
  6. mrjamin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i agree with iGav - jag-yoo-arr is the way it should be pronounced!
     
  7. guitargeek macrumors regular

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    I should note that I pronounce it "Jag-u-ar" when speaking about the car, out of respect. :D
     
  8. mrjamin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    "jagwarr" and "jagwire" strikes me as completely illogical even having studied american accent! Oh well, i'm a stuck up brit so i guess i'll have to deal with it

    <offtopic>i hit my 100th post today, woohoo!</offtopic>
     
  9. mrjamin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh and guitar-geek - well said!

    what guitar/s do you play? I'm currently using a Gibson Blueshawk thru a '64 Vox AC50
     
  10. iGav macrumors G3

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    You see, that's how I thought Jobs pronounced it.... not 'Jag-Wire'....
     
  11. rice_web macrumors 6502a

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    In North Dakota, it's a definite Jagwire; we even poke fun at those pronouncing it jag-yoo-arr. Oh, and we use a long a, "jayg-why-er".
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Uh oh. You're so close to Nebraska, I have to ask. Do the police have sirens or sireens? :D
     
  13. guitargeek macrumors regular

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    I don't want to hijack this thread, so I'll just give you a brief run down:

    Aria Mac 50 7 string (my current baby)
    Hamer Diablo, fitted with Dimarzio Evolutions
    Ovation Ultra GP (pretty rare)
    Fender Roadhouse Strat
    Fender Bronco (mid-late 70's CBS)

    I play those through a variety of distortion boxes, my favorite being the Real Tube. Add a Crybaby 535Q and a Fender Hot Rod amp, and BAM! You have my setup :cool: I've spent quite a bit of money on it all, actually. I've got about 20 effects and processors that I won't get into, and those get pretty expensive. I'm glad I bought it all when I was young and had disposable income :D
     
  14. medea macrumors 68030

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    well I don't care what area you are from or what sort of accent you have, if you check the dictionary the proper pronunciation is jag-yoo-är or jag-wär :rolleyes:
     
  15. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Gents

    <proper Midlothian accent>

    Wull. Iym fram ChicAAgo, aand we hav a bit diff'rnt kinda wayee ov tokken. Tanks ta da Midlothian akssent some'o us got, we caal da caar a 'Jaeg'. Dat's all.

    Da compudder kinda stuff, wull, we still caal it 'Jag-war', or '10-2' like da CB kinda ting.

    Go Da Bearss, Da Bullss, Da Cubbiess, and Da Soxss - even dow dey all stink.

    </proper Midlothian accent>
     
  16. mrjamin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    LMAO!
     
  17. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Yeesh.

    Oxford: Jag•you•wah.

    Webster: Jag•Wahr.

    Bushism: Mac•Auss•Ex• Po'aynt•Too.

    Paklid: Ten Point Four.

    Steve Jobs: Jag•Wire.

    Bill Gates: Low•Market•Share.
     
  18. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    Re: Yeesh.

    awesome.


    it's weird for me, being an ex-pat brit in NYC. I used to hate the way Americans said things like that, but now, I can't stand some of the English accent, I guess I kinda say somewhere in between now.

    my accent has become more northern English since I've been in NYC, go figure.
     
  19. rice_web macrumors 6502a

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    Sirens; most of our speech in North Dakota is actually quite proper. North Dakota, for example, is home to one of the greatest educational systems in the nation--aside from our low salaries. The problem, however, is that many of our students leave the state, leaving a relatively "dumber" population.

    True, unfortunately.
     
  20. scem0 macrumors 604

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    In Texas, most people say Jag-warr, but many people (With
    rich Texas accents) will say Jag-wire.
     
  21. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -mrjamin

    Onlly slightly off topic, but "Spot the Linguist"

    Is that a tip of the hat to "Spot The Looney"?

    I really hope you know what I'm talking about.
     
  22. guitargeek macrumors regular

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    Next we have Mr. William Rowe, who's a bank manager in Staffordshire. Finally, Mr. PeterMichaelJames"Raindrops keep falling on my head" *whistle* Johnson, of the looney party. Now, we ask you to.... Spot the looney.

    Hahaha, I made that all up, but that's pretty much how it went, right? Does anyone remember Prejudice? That quite possibly could have been the finest moment in humanity.
     
  23. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    the only thing i am really curious anout panther is how steve is going to pronounce it. :)

    (oh btw - giaguaro is male jaguar in italian and i0m not a male .. so i pronouce jaguar about on the italian way..)
     
  24. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -guitargeek

    Personally, I'm kind of partial to killer blancmange's from the planet Skyron in the galaxy of Andromeda and their archnemesis Angus Podgourney.
     
  25. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's too bad about people leaving but I think it's not so unusual though. I've yet to visit 7 states, AK, HI, and New England, and I find that there are few states which actually care about education, especially Florida, where I now live.

    More people might move to ND, but they probably failed geography and don't know where it is. :D
     

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