How do you say ‘Optimus 111’

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  1. Doc Mark

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    Hi, Gents,

    For me, it's "One Eleven" "123" "45,48", etc., whilst the Optimus 00 = "Double O", strangely enough.

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    What he said. :)
     
  4. Ed Winskill

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    Who do you guys 'say' these things to?

    Several of them I say only to myself.....
     
  5. snwcmpr

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    I have a stovie that lives less than a hour away. I also talk stoves to strangers. Don't you?
     
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    I also tell the uninitiated about my stoves
     
  7. Ed Winskill

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    Well, I've never owned a 111, so have said this only to myself.

    I do say Svea one-twenty-three to my kids and one or two others. Optimus Oh-Oh.

    Anything 100 or under is simple. Over that, I never say 'one hundred and..."

    Svea one-two-three-- don't get that, it's not a series, it's a number.

    But let's get to the nitty-gritty: it's Pree-mus, not Pry-mus. Ask the Swedes. I can never bring myself to say Pry-mus. It's like fingernails on the blackboard.

    I suppose I may have used any of these terms to ten people or so....
     
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    @Ed Winskill

    I say it to Harvey the invisible rabbit that helps me with my fettling.

    Tony
     
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    I didn't know Pree mus. But I defer to the makers to know how to say it. Thanks Ed, this old dog learned something new. I don't think I can say the numbers like a Swede though.
     
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    One eleven; one two three; forty-five; forty-eight; two ten; double zero, all as God intended. For 1 and 5 models I insert the word "number" (so "Primus number one"), but Optimus 8 is just "Optimus eight".

    I've started saying "Tran-ya" instead of "Tran-gee-ia", but I haven't yet been able to move past "Pry-mus" -- work in progress.

    ....Arch
     
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    Honderd-en-elf, honderd drie-en-twintig, pree-mus. Other than that, I found that my stoves never talk back to me, some just roar, others hissss but not a single word!!!

    w!m
     
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    @Doc Mark
    CCS is back to normal now with Docs input, good to see you back, Best to you
    Both. Optimust.
     
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    I have occasionally remembered 'Traanya' but have not gotten the Preeemus yet.
    @Petromark does say Preeemus all the time.
     
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    My stoves are pretty vocal, especially just be fore camping trips, it's all "me, me ,me" when I'm looking round the shelves.

    Apart from the 8rs and 99 of course, which isn't printable on a family forum.
     
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    Borde .... I pronounce Board-ah.
    I paid enough to say it the way I want to.
     
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    As a Swedish person I naturally say it, as other Swedish members do, in Swedish.

    Some examples in Swedish:

    111 = Hundraelva
    123 = Hundratjugotre
    45 = Förtiofem
    48 = Förtioåtta
    3 = Tre
    5 = Fem
    S:r = Senior
    J:r = Junior

    Then you naturally need to know how to pronounce the Swedish letters Å, Ä and Ö.

    Michael
     
  17. Marc

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    111 - one eleven
    123 - one two three
    Trangia - tran-ya. Most people will look at you funny and if you say Tran gee uh a small percentage of people will know what you mean.
     
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    @cmb56 I don’t even know how to type those letters, let alone say them:lol:
    I’ll have to stick to English for now
     
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    I say Treble-One :content:

    Alec.
     
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    I’ve tried to teach Herself how to say the names of some of my stoves,,, she always gets it wrong. She says the same thing every time,,; “How much did it cost?”