Re: [CR] Proper Pronunciation: Pogliaghi - now: Shortening it?

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Campagnolo)

From: "Dr. Paul Williams" <castell5@sympatico.ca>
To: "Donald Gillies" <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
References: <200802251942.m1PJg3cd016495@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR] Proper Pronunciation: Pogliaghi - now: Shortening it?
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:13:11 -0500
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cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Of course, to those Brits and expats like myself on the list - "riding the Po" might be met with a certain amount of derision (Pot (with a silent T) being one of the slang/ jocular ways of referring to a gazzunder or chamber pot)!

On-topic, were there other cycling names which were contracted like Campag/ Campy?

Paul Williams,
Ottawa, On, Canada


----- Original Message -----
From: Donald Gillies
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CR] Proper Pronunciation: Pogliaghi - now: Shortening it?



>I have heard people on vintage bike rides saying, "I rode the Pog!"
> Should they be saying, "I rode the Po!" or "I rode the Poe-Lee?"
>
> - Don (who only collects bikes with pronounceable names) Gillies
> San Diego, CA, USA