Still Or Steel

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

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  1. Battenkiller

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    Really? He was always extremely well-spoken in other matters.
     
  2. golfandwoodnut

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    "Here we go Stillers" :coolgrin:
     
  3. bboulier

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    The "correct" German pronunciation would be "Shteel". That's what I would say. My grandfather was a Heilig from Wisconsin, and I studied for a year in Germany. American pronunciations may differ regionally. However pronounced, Stihl makes good saws.
     
  4. wood-fan-atic

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    You can call it "still" - because you are entitled, in this country, to be WRONG. Its pronounced "STEEL" , and you can get that right from the horses mouth ( stihl.com). I love this country - lots of people are wrong all the time and dont even know it! :lol:
     
  5. Battenkiller

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    I adopted the correct pronunciation after it was pointed out to me, but over on AS, all the real men Stihl say it wrong.

    Funny, because the last time I heard "Still" around these parts was from a city slicker buddy when he showed me his new MS 290 back in September, but just yesterday a major tree service owner told me he used "Steel" saws.
     
  6. OhioBurner©

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    I pronounce it Stihl.






    Sorry thats a pretty lame joke.
     
  7. MofoG23

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    That sounds about right - the more ya drink, the better it sounds.... ;-)
     
  8. smokinj

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    I pronouce it 260,361,441,460,660,880...192t,200t!
     
  9. fishingpol

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    Pronounced "steel" around here, except everyone is too cheap to buy them, so I don't have the discussion much. I got a sweet Stihl girls calendar when I bought the saw.
     
  10. joshlaugh

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    Around me I even see dealers pronounce it wrong and they try to correct me when I say "steel". At this point I just smile and don't say anything else about it. Although for my staff at work, I encourage them to say it correctly.
     
  11. Danno77

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    I say Steel. I wouldn't take a vote around here, because it wouldn't mean much. People think "Flustrated" is a real word. They also say "ectsetera", "old-timers disease", "supposublee" and the list goes on and on.
     
  12. firefighterjake

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    . . . and "chimley", "walla" and "unthaw".
     
  13. Mcbride

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    STILL

    It was very appropriate name for mine, as it barely ever ran, was usually still.

    Bought a Husquavarna to replace it, and its great. :)
     
  14. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    If I lived in BC, I'd sell any saw I had and get me a Whistle Pass and a new set of
     

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    DeadBTUs------Do you eat cheetos??
     
  16. firefighterjake

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    I'm thinking Viagra based on all the pics he posts of women. ;) :)
     
  17. WhatIsChazaq

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    Am I under some draconian consumer legalistic law to pronounce a product brand name "correctly"? Did I sign a "pronunciation" contract with a foreign entity when I gave them good green us legal tender for their product?

    I'll call it "the saw I bought with US dollars so I'll call it what I freaking please".

    If I want to call my Stihl a Porsche...so be it!

    The question then would be...is that Porsh...or Porsh-A.

    Ridiculousness.
     
  18. mayhem

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    ^^ How do you like it when people mispronounce your name?

    Personally I think language is important and people should make every effort to spell and pronounce words correctly.

    How about calling it "style"?
     
  19. Delta-T

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    cant go wrong with "francine", you may get some funny looks, but whose gotta argue if you say it with enough confidence. Proper names are tough, generally in German, Porsche would have the "a" sound on the end, but you would not be "wrong" to leave that off. I get confused with names like Sade, pronounced Shah-day, really? how the heck do you get the "sh" sound in there?

    I've heard some pretty sad pronunciations for scirocco over the years.
     
  20. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    German chicks - and boilers - are hot. Their food and their cars . . . . suck :sick:

    And the funniest part . . . they though using an talia' name was gonna make that POS any good?!? :gulp:
     
  21. Battenkiller

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    A good friend bought himself a red Scirocco as an act of rebellion after his divorce. The payments lasted longer than the marriage did. He said the relationship with the car was worse than the one with the wife, but he couldn't divorce it until it was paid for.
     
  22. RoseRedHoofbeats

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    Huh, I've only ever in my life heard it called Still. Learn something new every day!

    ~Rose
     
  23. Danno77

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    Just heard it on the radio, looked it up and I THINK i've been saying Ryobi incorrectly. Apparently it's "Ree o bee"
     
  24. oldspark

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    I try and pronounce names correctly to not look like a doofus (does not work but I try)
     
  25. Delta-T

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    I have one of those last names that seems to baffle tele-sales people.....my name is not "For-ton-toe", "For-na-tuna-tato", "Fen-ten-to", or "For-two-doe"......though I usually get "is Mr. For......ummm,For.....ummmm, the man of the house in ?" (this is usually when I hand the phone to my 7 yr old son, and say "its for you").
     
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