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From: Dave Hansen on 13 Feb 2006 17:51
On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 16:46:26 -0500 in comp.lang.python, Steve Holden
>Dave Hansen wrote:
>> On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 23:30:25 -0500 in comp.lang.python, Steve Holden
>> <steve(a)holdenweb.com> wrote:
>>>"Tyoople", "toople" or "tupple" depending on who you are, where you grew
>>>up and who you are speaking to. As with so many Usenet questions,
>>>there's no right answer, only 314 wrong ones :-)
>> FWIW, I've often heard the latter two, but never the first one.
>> "Tuple" by itself tends to be "toople," but as a suffix tends to be
>No, but then you probably listen to the noos, not the nyoos, on the TV
>or radio. That's a particularly British pronunciation.
I have heard that pronunciation of "news," and not just from the
British. Back in the mid-1980's I listened to a radio station with a
DJ who, in an attempt at humor, would prefix his news segments with a
nasal "And now, the nYoos!" with the first part of the Y heavily
stressed and about an octave higher in pitch than either end of the
word. He wasn't trying to sound British, just mock-enthusiastic.
>> On NPR ([American] National Public Radio), there's a weekly music
>> program called "American Routes" pronounced such to conjure the
>> alternate "American Roots."
>Never caught that. Must go get some batteries for my radio.
If you're interested, see http://www.americanroutes.org/
Their station list includes some who broadcast over the web.
Change is inevitable, progress is not.
From: Delaney, Timothy (Tim) on 13 Feb 2006 18:02
Grant Edwards wrote:
>> Well, I hope this doesn't make me lose credibility, but I've
>> actually never seen the show! I saw Holy Grail several years
>> ago, though. But I'm very curious about this whole cheese shop
>> skit, so when I get home tonight I'm going to download it. :)
> IMO, it's not as good as the dead-parrot skit, but it's still a
And of course, neither are a patch on the Fish-Slapping Dance.
From: Peter Maas on 13 Feb 2006 18:19
Peter Maas schrieb:
> But tuples mean threefold, twofold etc. and the Latin equivalents
> are triplex duplex simples.
triplex duplex simplex
Peter Maas, Aachen
From: Steve Horsley on 13 Feb 2006 18:55
> Its tupple surely.
> The following shows that we are not the first to ponder this:
> Stick tuple into the Windosw XP speech properties preview box and hit
> preview-voice, it says tupple not toople. :-)
Which only goes to prove that it really should be two-pull.
From: Peter Hansen on 13 Feb 2006 20:04
Roy Smith wrote:
> Peter Maas <peter.maas(a)somewhere.com> wrote:
> Would a 9-tuple be a nipple?
Perhaps, but if you're a dairy farmer, four nipples would definitely be
a "two-pull" again...