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Technical iron or iorn?!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chevy Gasser, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Chevy Gasser
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    I was watching a video last night of a pretty young guy who was explaining differences in machining metal. He spoke natural english but when he spoke he talked about iRon notably cast iRon. Somehow it just caught me off guard and made me think. Is iron the most missed pronounced word in the automotive world? I have never heard them called anything but castiorn heads.
     
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  2. oldiron 440
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    Wow I can't even pronounce my handle correctly or spell it, one of the two.
     
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  3. Johnny Gee
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    Wreck'n some so en so do.
     
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  5. stuart in mn
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    Some people pronounce it 'arn', but that isn't right either.
     
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  6. Fortunateson
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    Well "natural English" is something to ponder. If you mean the fellow was from England then there is no such thing. The various regions of England have various dialects. In addition there is north and south for generalities. I watch a lot of British tv and I usually have the captions on so I can be sure what the hell they are saying. I prefer the pronounciation and spelling of Canadian English and that too has its complications. Maritime, especially Newfoundland, has a flavour all its own. They main point is communication, if that is achieved all is good. I use " i ern".

    Now about this fellow, what made him appear "pretty"? Not judging you....LOL
     
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  7. Slopok
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    Aluminum...Alaminium!
     
  8. Rickybop
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    I-ron is just wrong.
    Low on Earl is correct, though.
     
  9. seb fontana
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    Anewminum; we never let him get a way with it.. My problem is Salmon; if its pronounced Samon, leave the god damn "L" out!
     
  10. finn
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    I still get a chuckle when people talk about “steel heads,” or “steel blocks.”

    Never seen or heard of a “steel head,” or a “steel block.” Of course they usually compound it by writing “steal heads”, then go on to discuss their car’s “breaks.”
     
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  11. How iron-ic.;):rolleyes:
     
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  12. partsdawg
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    Too late to iron out the differences in languages?
     
  13. indyjps
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    Just regional dialect. I moved a state away in my 20's and the letter L was missing from all the words. Old became ode, hold became hode, hole became hoe. (Asshole was asshoe) - which has a totally different meaning. Larry was still Larry, he was a good dude, neither an asshole or an asshoe.

    Was in the army stationed down south and laundry detergent became washing powder or "warshin podder" I had no clue what the hell was going on, I just wanted clean clothes.
     
  14. Fortunateson
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    The second one is correct! LOL
     
  15. Budget36
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    Well, look up Keene and Peal(sp) and A A Ron. It’s a hoot
     
  16. arkiehotrods
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    Apparently the R between the I and O is silent.


    And Webster has this for pronunciation:
    ˈī(-ə)rn

    I enjoyed the video more than reading it in my dictionary.
     
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  17. Willeaze or Willis
     
  18. I've noticed Americans leave out the L and pronounce solder 'sodder.'

    Maybe not all Americans, but all of them in my experience.

    There are thousands of examples from everywhere in the English speaking world.
     
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  19. hotrodjack33
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    aloo-mini-um heads on an iorn block make my tallywhacker happy:p
     
  20. AldeanFan
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    Aluminium or Aluminum?

    Engine or motor?

    As long as you understand me and I understand you it’s all good!

    First time I went to a nascar race I got laughed at for calling my gas grill a BBQ (in Canadian the grill is called a bbq),
    luckily my dad knew exactly what we were being offered when the neighbours brought out a jar of “corn squeezings” and we didn’t further embarrass ourselves in front of those hosers with our unique Canadian dialect eh?


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  21. Dave G in Gansevoort
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    Ah the English language. Derived from old Germanic as a basis, and stealing from the romantic languages for nuance.

    Ok enuf BS from this old fart, just had to show that I payd attenshon a little bit (a very little bit!) back in skool, an I lerned how two spel two...
     
  22. F-ONE
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    It's very neat....
    Here we say iron as Ire (like mire) finished with a n sound....I.rn
    Appalachian has strong As and Rs...
    The British girl sounds a lot like the Plataea Virginia- Va-jin ya Carolina- Kar- line-ah and Georgia- Jo-Jah.
    The Plataea dialect drops the As and Rs.

    We are all screwed up here. We have both the Appalachian and Plataea peppered with a little French. We can use both dialects in the same phrase.

    I have too many IR-ns in tha fire. Can ye Ion this shert fo me?
     
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  24. Dave G in Gansevoort
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    from Upstate NY

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  25. Hnstray
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    Well, that reminds me of one of the conundrums of dialect in parts of the South...

    “The ‘tars’ on my car are lookin’ poorly”........”ain’t it just the way, just warshed my Ford and the County boys is spreadin’ tire on the road agin’

    aAron
     
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  26. Oklahoma English.

    Mick
    bobandeds.jpg
     
  27. I got your bat trees here.
    [​IMG]
     
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  28. F-ONE
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    from Alabama

    Flour and Flower....same
    Mare, the Mayor somebody named Mayer....all the same
    Coil....cuL
    cowl...cawl or cuL
    Oil...uL not O-eee-uL
    School....SkU
    Tool...2 2box:D
    wasps....wawsps
    lid...le-ad

    translations...
    crank...turn over
    start...crank
    depress...mash
    stick...straight shift
    accelerator...gas pedal or simply gas
    broken...broke
    spark...fire
    hit...bump
    lever/handle...ears
    wheelcover...hubcap
    dog dish...water bowl
    hub cap...hubcap
    wheel stud...lug
    there...yonder
    OK....fair---fair to middling
    4 way...tire tool
    lug wrench...tire tool
    tire tool....lug wrench
    deflate....let the air out
    inflate...fill up or air it up
    wreck....crash
    crash...wreck
    project vehicle...wreck
    great condition...right
    not...nary
    stop...let off
    socket wrench...socket
    socket set...sockets
    socket...socket head
    socket wrench with socket...socket
     
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  29. Harv
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    When using a spanner to remove the mudguards on my ute, the pronunciation of iron is probably the least of my language problems. :D It would be a lot easier if I was using a wrench to remove fenders on a pickup. :p:)

    Cheers,
    Harv
     
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  30. Marty Strode
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    One of my southern friends, told how they used to "Tump over out houses on Halloween".
     

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