From: Dave Hansen on
On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 16:46:26 -0500 in comp.lang.python, Steve Holden
<steve(a)> wrote:

>Dave Hansen wrote:
>> On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 23:30:25 -0500 in comp.lang.python, Steve Holden
>> <steve(a)> 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
>> "tupple."
>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

Their station list includes some who broadcast over the web.


Change is inevitable, progress is not.
From: Delaney, Timothy (Tim) on
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
> classic.

And of course, neither are a patch on the Fish-Slapping Dance.

Tim Delaney
From: Peter Maas on
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
Paddy wrote:
> 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
Roy Smith wrote:
> Peter Maas <peter.maas(a)> wrote:
>>Latin n-tuple
>>... ...
>>triplex triple
>>duplex duple
>>simplex simple
> Would a 9-tuple be a nipple?

Perhaps, but if you're a dairy farmer, four nipples would definitely be
a "two-pull" again...