Still Or Steel

Battenkiller Posted By Battenkiller, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:57 AM

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  1. Battenkiller

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    OK... how do you say it?

    I used to say "Still" until my FIL corrected me, even showed me in the book how it's supposed to be pronounced. Now I notice that folks around here mostly say Steel, maybe because we're all a bunch of bleeding heart libs who would never dream of insulting someone's nationality by mispronouncing their fine Germanic name.

    When I call Bailley's, or talk to anyone out west or from Canada, they bust a gut when I say Steel, and say, "Oh... you mean Still? I don't give a $hit how the Germans say it."

    Oops... what about the Mid-West. Do you say "Stile"?
     
  2. CSAW

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    Steel, one of their commercials went out of the way to emphasize that.
     
  3. ohio woodburner

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    steel
     
  4. HittinSteel

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    Steel in my area
     
  5. Bigg_Redd

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    Germany lost not one but 2 wars. Pronounce it however you want.
     
  6. stee6043

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    Ha. Good point.

    It's steel in my neck of the woods.
     
  7. Battenkiller

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    Ha, ha! Good point. Only it ain't the Germans I'm worried about, it you scary Westerners.
     
  8. midwestcoast

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    Where I'm from originally= Still. 'round here it's is a mix, but mostly Still. I know it's Steel, but ussually don't say it that way
     
  9. TreePointer

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    http://www.stihlusa.com/faq.html


    Of course, there are many around me who claim they are "Picksburgh Stiller" fans. Go figure.
     
  10. Gomez

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    Usually Steel, sometimes still.

    Of course I call a creek a crick, water is wooder, caramel is carmel, etc.

    "A bargain is only a deal, when it's a Stihl".
     
  11. rdust

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    Steel, only way I've ever heard it.
     
  12. 'bert

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    Most around here call it still
     
  13. thinkxingu

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    Isn't it Andreas' last name or something? In that case, out of respect, it should be pronounced properly. Of course, that's not taking into account what a few of you have referred to--dialect. My new baby's name is Tucker, but here in NE most people can't say 'er' sounds so it often comes out "Tucka." Eeek.

    S
     
  14. Jamess67

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    Steel. creek, wash (not worsh), However you say things Ill probably know what your talking about. And when Im done laughing Ill reply..lol j/t
     
  15. DanCorcoran

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    "A pickle is only a dill, when it's a still."
     
  16. HittinSteel

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    He's pushing up daisys I think, but his son Hans Peter is chairman of the board
     
  17. mayhem

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    I've never heard anyone pronounce it any way other than "steel". Looking at the word structure I wouldn't think there would be any other way to pronounce it.
     
  18. firefighterjake

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    Never heard anyone call a Stihl a Still . . . always called a Stihl ("steel") here . . . now on the other hand I have heard folks butcher Husqvarna (in fact I am guilty of that myself).
     
  19. oldspark

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    I have been made fun of for pronouncing it "steel" but the first thing it tells you on their website is how to say it.
     
  20. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    The Germans also gave us

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    I seriously doubt she gives a dayum how you pronounce Stihl. And if you paid good coin for that Stihl, you got the right to call it what you will. But if you call it 'Still' around here, people will think yer some sorta City Boi.
     
  21. Jags

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    Never heard it called anything but a "steel" around here. The website says "steel". The commercials say "steel". Everybody else is just WRONG. :snake:
     
  22. Delta-T

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    well now, I always thought it was pronounced "steal"...thanks guys. the veil of shame is lifted.
     
  23. Joey

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    Pronounce it anyway you like,,,its still/steel one of the best saws available,,,if not the best saw around !!!!
     
  24. Highbeam

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    Steel.

    What really pi$$es me off is when people say nucUlear instead of nuclear. Usually pretty important people talking about pretty important things. I think I even saw Bush make this mistake. It demonstrates complete ignorance IMO.
     
  25. brages

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    "schteel" and "hoosht-vahrne (uh)"

    Yah, I'm a poseur.
     
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