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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Cassotto, Nov 13, 2019.
You Sconi’s and your incredible lamps made of cheese......
Also got these:
but 362,436 has an entirely different meaning when you say it like this:
Thirty-six, twenty-four, thirty-six
6122= Gent, 6120= Chet, 6119= Tenny, 6136= Falcon, 6190= Streamliner.......and so on
Oh, i getcha, 6120 is sixty one twenty.
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We don't need the Three Stooges to speak gibberish.
We've got thousands of politicians who are fluent in it.
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Here we name it soixante et un - vingt, pairing 61 an 20.
But we are not lazy when pronouncing the year deux mille dix-neuf (2 thousand nineteen).
And if you wanna know, it's not wrong to forget the s (for plural) at "mille". Numbers are invariant in French, which is an exception for us maniacs who put an s to all names and even adjectives in case of plural.
I do. For some reason, however, my wife won't let me show them to the grandsons. Marx Brothers it is then.
I would always say the numbers individually so my Falcon would be a G Six One Three Six
Interesting, I had no idea of that two digit "rule". In Finnish we always say all the individual digits, so my 6118 would be "kuusi yksi yksi kahdeksan" in standard language, but in street talk all the numbers are shortened into "kuus-yks-yks-kasi" so however strange it looks, it all pronounces just in .9 millisseconds
" The Man " himself explains ( scroll to about about 3:15 ) where he describes the sixty one twenty
Over here in Italy we add the thousand.
6120: seimilacentoventi (Italian), six-thousand one-hundred twenty (translation).
In Dutch I'd say G-sixty-one-twenty to indicate G6120.
Yes, plain English.
Love it - two pages asking for English speakers, we've got heaps of Americans, a few Aussies, A Fin, a Dutchman, Spanish speakers, and only two from the Sceptred Isle, from Albion, Brittannia.
Even on the internet, we're divided by a common language.
Personally, I follow the double - double convention. So, I own a Fifty-Six Fifty-Five Tee Gee. Years being the exception, and only in the 'Oughts' - the 2000's. People say Nineteen - Oh - Eight, but few say Twenty - Oh - Nine. Many seem to have lost the ability to process that zero, and revert to 'Twenty - Nine', which makes absolutely no sense.
But my take carries very little weight!
Great video, Thunder58.
Now thats funny but true here for the early 2000s it was two thousand and 0ne etc. But twenty-ten or two-thousand and ten could be heard moving on since I hear people saying two thousand nineteen or two thousand and nineteen, but in reference to two thousand and twenty, I have not heard anyone say that most will say twenty-twenty, weird. But people listening understand. Oh, and for 2000 let's not forget a lot of people called it y2k.
I call her Audrey!
Thanks for the very informative posts, and for the laughs, too!
I've never ever discussed Gretsch guitars to that level of detail with anyone. People around me aren't much into them, and not many shops sell them (none in my town). When I see a Gretsch number I mentally read the whole number like in a maths class (so that a Duo Jet would be a six thousand one hundred and twenty eight, or rather, a seis mil ciento veintiocho). Probably because in Spanish we read the whole four-digit numbers even when it's a year we are talking about (the exeptions would be obvious: telephone numbers, ID numbers, bank account numbers...). But I cannot say I've ever pronounced it.
Great to know this!
Good source. I wasn't really sure whether there was an 'official' version.
When I was taught English, years were the only exception I was told about where numbers aren't read exactly as they are written, but in pairs. I would have never thought that this applied to other four-digit numbers.