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Vital question...

December 19 2002 at 9:47 PM
Ed Winskill 

 

Here it is; haven't seen it discussed before: what is the proper pronunciation of Primus? This comes up because it is one of those words which previously one here only mentally pronounced, as it tended not to come into conversation. Now, however, what with the collection and the international community, it does.
I always thought pree-mus. My brother John says pry-mus. So does Ross, over drinks in Harperly.
The other stove names don't present the issue.
My thought is that between the Brits, Ozzies, and Swedes, we should get the right answer. The yanks didn't have enough of these to count.

 
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  • Re: Vital question... - spiritburner on Dec 19, 2002, 10:32 PM
    1. Raydius, and others. - Ed Winskill on Dec 19, 2002, 11:18 PM
    2. You say Potato - Laurence Langley on Dec 19, 2002, 11:40 PM
    3. Norwegian - spiritburner on Dec 20, 2002, 12:31 AM
    4. Trangia - Sven on Dec 20, 2002, 9:47 AM
    5. I wasn't even close - Alan Wenker on Dec 20, 2002, 3:33 PM
    6. Trangia - spiritburner on Dec 20, 2002, 3:49 PM
    7. Re: I wasn't even close - Leif... on Jan 12, 2003, 5:47 PM
     
  • What about the plural - Kent Shaun on Dec 20, 2002, 2:47 AM
    1. plural - Alan Wenker on Dec 20, 2002, 3:35 PM
    2. Where two or three - Laurence Langley on Dec 22, 2002, 1:27 AM
    3. Or 'Primuses' ? - Mike on Jul 16, 2004, 9:50 AM
     
  • I was afraid to ask - Alan Wenker on Dec 20, 2002, 4:09 AM
    1. Never Afraid Again - Handi Albert on Dec 20, 2002, 1:07 PM
    2. I've heard it... - Baggsy on Dec 20, 2002, 1:21 PM
    3. more - spiritburner on Dec 20, 2002, 1:36 PM
     
  • Primus, Prime, Primary - John Winskill on Dec 20, 2002, 6:11 PM
    1. Prim, prima donna, prima facie, primer - Ed Winskill on Dec 20, 2002, 11:47 PM
     
  • Sound sample - Jan Rømsgaard on Dec 21, 2002, 8:48 PM
    1. More samples - Leif... on Jan 12, 2003, 6:15 PM
    2. Excellent stuff - spiritburner on Jan 14, 2003, 12:43 AM
    3. Rodius - Ed Winskill on Jan 14, 2003, 6:31 PM
     
  • Re: Vital question... - Ian on Jul 16, 2004, 11:05 AM
    1. Reminds me of my younger days - Dan Leeds on Jul 16, 2004, 2:22 PM
    2. For those who may.... - Simes on Jul 16, 2004, 4:11 PM