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Let's get one thing straight!!!

Postby TerryHackman » 12 Feb 2015 12:54

Been watching some videos of 510 stuff and there seems to be a problem with the English... Its not pronounced DOTSUN............................ its DATSUN. There is no "O" in the word.
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Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

Postby 510rob » 12 Feb 2015 13:10

I hear you! When I was a kid in the 1970s, our neighbors had a Datsun (610 wagon or something). They called it their "Dotsun," which bugged me even back then as a kid.

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Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

Postby okayfine » 12 Feb 2015 13:20

A rose by any other name would sound just as sweet.
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Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

Postby RMS » 12 Feb 2015 13:46

but if it was pronounced Dotsun then the joke i get told every other month about were the Datsun name came from wouldn't work. punch line: (poor English Asian accent) "that soon" ?
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Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

Postby McShagger510 » 12 Feb 2015 17:26

Speaking of Datsun jokes, I got this in a Christmas cracker last year. :)

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Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

Postby KoHeartsGPA » 13 Feb 2015 14:52

Hmm, I haven't heard anyone myself call them dotsun, they sound like they're saying that sun...., maybe it's a Canada thing? Don't know...
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Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

Postby McWicked » 13 Feb 2015 15:57

So in Canada they pronounce it completely wrong, and are proud of it... is that the gist of this thread? :wink:

When I went to Japan in the 90's, I was surprised to hear that Datsun was actually a 3 syllable word. Sounded like "DOT-to-sahn".

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Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

Postby defdes » 13 Feb 2015 19:23

That other site "Rotsun" makes more sense now.

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Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

Postby indy510 » 13 Feb 2015 19:50

What lets you get one thing straight? ... oh you mean let's or let us? ... :lol:

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Re: Let's get one thing straight!!!

Postby 510rob » 14 Feb 2015 00:07

oh jackass humor...

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Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

Postby Byron510 » 14 Feb 2015 00:42

defdes wrote:That other site "Rotsun" makes more sense now.


Damn John, you nailed that one, laughed my butt off!

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Re: Let's get one thing straight!!!

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 14 Feb 2015 01:46

If I may interject. It's not just Datsun you guys pronounce incorrectly :lol:
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Re: Let's get one thing straight!!!

Postby two_68_510s » 14 Feb 2015 06:48

randywanger wrote:If I may interject. It's not just Datsun you guys pronounce incorrectly :lol:

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Re: Let's get one thing straight!!!

Postby Byron510 » 14 Feb 2015 08:19

Randy, being from Britain and many on the site here being from all parts of the states which itself has atleast 6 distinct accents, we can really kick the crap out of each other over how we use our language.

We Canucks, french speaking population aside, use 4 distinct accents of our own. John, when you moved to Maine, I'm sure you had to be corrected on a word and frase or two :-). I was in Nova Scotia a few weeks back, and I to had to soak in the older set language with the Acaidian kick. We Canucks spell like the Brittons, (colour = color) but do not speak anything like them and still quite different from our neighbours to the south (zed = zee).
I think this geographical placement of our language give us all a unique flare and I love it. And although I fight Microsoft on spelling every time I write, I'll continue to spell like a Brit, and talk like Canuck, which really isn't that far from the west coast Yankee dialect :-)

So when I pull out the Against all odds video once in a while, I'll dig that poorly recorded southern california accent of the early seventies and savor the Dotsun.

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Re: Let's get one thing straight!!!

Postby Mattndew76 » 14 Feb 2015 09:05

Is this like how people pronounce Audi as (Ow Dee) instead of how its supposed to be said (Ahh Dee)

By the first pronunciation an Audio system is now an Owdio System
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