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Carlton Kirby

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,336 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    niceonetom wrote: »
    FCUK IT I'LL HAVE A BAP INSTEAD.

    It's called a blaa! :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27,833 ✭✭✭✭ThisRegard


    I can't tell the difference between Kirby and Harmon's voices. I have to wait to be told which one it is.

    I thought that was just me. I find both of them grand anyway, don't have a problem with them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭MPFG


    So the correct way to say "Scarponi" in English is not to say it how an Italian would?

    Does this apply to all languages? Should English commentators also deliberately mispronounce Irish words?

    I haven't said anything about advocating the mispronunciation of a language

    If for instance I am describing a holiday in France I don't in the middle of speaking in English put on a French accent, a loud voice and an over the top French persona when saying a French place name like say Bagnères-de-Luchon

    This is what Hatch does and it is very annoying ........I personally think he is showing off and it has nothing to do with correct pronunciation
    However I think I have done this point to death

    Still loving Carlton Kirby :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 298 ✭✭ragazzo


    MPFG wrote: »
    I haven't said anything about advocating the mispronunciation of a language

    If for instance I am describing a holiday in France I don't in the middle of speaking in English put on a French accent, a loud voice and an over the top French persona when saying a French place name like say Bagnères-de-Luchon

    This is what Hatch does and it is very annoying ........I personally think he is showing off and it has nothing to do with correct pronunciation
    However I think I have done this point to death

    Still loving Carlton Kirby :D

    You are correct about Rob Hatch and Italian names. He pronounces some correctly but not all and it just seems like he is trying too hard.
    It does not bother me and I quite enjoy his and Matt Stephens commentary.

    Carlton Kirby has grown on me and I can put up with him at this stage although it is necessary to have Kelly keeping him in check.


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,269 Mod ✭✭✭✭Chips Lovell


    MPFG wrote: »
    I haven't said anything about advocating the mispronunciation of a language

    In fairness, you pretty much have. You're attempting to avoid actually saying as much by creating artificial distinction between pronouncing something correctly and pronouncing it in a "French accent".

    Mispronouncing foreign words is no big deal. Most commentators do it and few people really care. But it does make me a bit sad that people are still judged as "showing off" unless they make an effort to dumb down what they say.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭petethedrummer


    niceonetom wrote: »
    This thread is really triggering my social anxiety about the correct way to ask for a croissant.

    FCUK IT I'LL HAVE A BAP INSTEAD.
    Just don't ask for a panino. ;)

    What are you two doing ordering bread?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭MPFG


    In fairness, you pretty much have. You're attempting to avoid actually saying as much by creating artificial distinction between pronouncing something correctly and pronouncing it in a "French accent".

    Mispronouncing foreign words is no big deal. Most commentators do it and few people really care. But it does make me a bit sad that people are still judged as "showing off" unless they make an effort to dumb down what they say.


    WELL in fairness I should know the point I am making and it is not about pronunciation per se ....and this being a opinion forum you can be sad all you like with what I see as a valid point.

    However you strike me as the kind of person with superior insight into other views who can make a point without be patronizing ...so maybe I should just agree with you

    .


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,443 ✭✭✭TheBlaaMan


    ragazzo wrote: »
    You are correct about Rob Hatch and Italian names. He pronounces some correctly but not all and it just seems like he is trying too hard.
    It does not bother me and I quite enjoy his and Matt Stephens commentary.

    I'd guess from you username that you are Italian, or at least well connected, so good to have that input.
    In fairness, you pretty much have. You're attempting to avoid actually saying as much by creating artificial distinction between pronouncing something correctly and pronouncing it in a "French accent".

    Mispronouncing foreign words is no big deal. Most commentators do it and few people really care. But it does make me a bit sad that people are still judged as "showing off" unless they make an effort to dumb down what they say.
    I'm with Vlad :) These are NOT English words, so trying to get someone to prounounce them other than as they 'should' be, can never be correct, IMO. Its no big deal. I dont care if you pronounce a name correctly, but dont diss someone for trying, even if they get it wrong, and silly if not a little arrogant to ask that they 'go out of their way' to purposely pronounce it in a way that they know to be wrong. Maybe its just part of the dumbing down of society.............:(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭MPFG


    Dumbing down , dumbing down ????? :eek:
    Who are you people ....Mary Whitehouse and her friends ??

    One last time
    It is not about how he pronounces the word/name etc ...I don't care (unlike you Mary Whitehouse people) if he is correct or not

    What get on my t**ts is the pseudo personna and accent and the over stressing of ever syllabus as if to say ....look how great am I at pronouncing this name

    M-I-T-C-H-E-L-L-E S-C-A-R-P-O-N-I


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,269 Mod ✭✭✭✭Chips Lovell


    The reverse snobbery of sneering at someone for making an effort is as distasteful as the snobbery of judging them for not being able to pronounce foreign names.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭MPFG


    The reverse snobbery of sneering at someone for making an effort is as distasteful as the snobbery of judging them for not being able to pronounce foreign names.



    This is an opinion forum where people pass judgement on all commentators, cyclists, etc all the time including on what we like and don't like about them
    You are not slow to pass judgement on Carlton Kirby including comparing him to a figure of fun - Alan Patridge

    But someone expressing an opinion on a commentators performance on air and you call it snobbery and sneering......( like you are not sneering at Carlton Kirby) and everyone else isn't at some stage on this forum

    But if you can't argue a point without name calling and insults then .....


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,070 ✭✭✭buffalo


    MPFG wrote: »
    nor do I put on a German accent to say Munich

    What about when you say München?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭petethedrummer


    What would Steve McClaren do?


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,269 Mod ✭✭✭✭Chips Lovell


    MPFG wrote: »
    This is an opinion forum where people pass judgement on all commentators, cyclists, etc all the time inc....

    Correct. And you're perfectly entitled to say you find my opinion that Kirby doesn't know much about cycling distasteful. I won't be offended. Honest. :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭MPFG


    Correct. And you're perfectly entitled to say you find my opinion that Kirby doesn't know much about cycling distasteful. I won't be offended. Honest. :)


    Ha ha

    Well I don't actually find it offensive to be honest ......kinda spot on :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,443 ✭✭✭TheBlaaMan


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,991 ✭✭✭el tel


    They're all bollocks except for Declan Quigley and Sean Kelly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,418 ✭✭✭NeedMoreGears


    I posted this sometime last year about our Carlton.

    He certainly communicates a love and enthusiasm for the sport. He rambles on a bit and sometimes loses track which is somewhat endearing. I like the way he comes close to getting a heart attack whenever there's a sprint. He even gets a giggle out of our Séan from time to time and if Séan has something important to say, he let's him say it rather than cutting across him. I like him.

    Quigley does a good job too. Maybe the dream team would be a Quigley-Kirby-Kelly combo. Kirby would have to do the sprints live with perhaps Quigley doing the replays so that we could find out what actually happened. They could swap around during the earlier parts of the race as they liked.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,059 ✭✭✭✭Lumen


    Quigley does a good job too
    Ah now, he's OK if you want to know about the cycling.

    Not so much if you're tuning in for castle porn and insights about that funny time he met a German somewhere and so on and so forth.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,095 Mod ✭✭✭✭Brian?


    Lumen wrote: »
    Ah now, he's OK if you want to know about the cycling.

    Not so much if you're tuning in for castle porn and insights about that funny time he met a German somewhere and so on and so forth.

    David Duffield was the king of filling airtime with trivia and nonsense stories. Himself and Roche will always be the dream team for me, especially because Roche used to always leggit at the end to promote cheese. That's classy.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭Darkglasses


    I don't see the problem with using the accepted anglicized pronunciation of foreign names/places when it's by far the most familiar pronunciation to your audience.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭Raam


    "Mouth wide open like a basking shark", is one that I just heard from Carlton. Quality.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,338 ✭✭✭Lusk_Doyle


    I like Carlton. That is all.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭Darkglasses


    Raam wrote: »
    "Mouth wide open like a basking shark", is one that I just heard from Carlton. Quality.

    Cycling is a preposterous sport, which requires preposterous metaphors :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭Raam


    A basking shark.

    basking_shark.jpg


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭Darkglasses


    Raam wrote: »
    A basking shark.

    basking_shark.jpg

    Not sure if I remember correctly but was it about Porte? I can see the resemblance.

    732817-richie-porte.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭Raam


    Not sure if I remember correctly but was it about Porte? I can see the resemblance.

    I heard it referring to some lad attacking late in GP le Samyn. Not Porte. That said, I am certain that he has used this a few times. Heh heh heh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,333 ✭✭✭✭greenspurs


    i really do not like Brian Smith !! .. at all..
    Kelly is great , gives great insight from an ex pros point of view... Quigley is getting better.
    Carlton, is growing on me... :)

    "Bright lights and Thunder .................... " #NoPopcorn



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭Raam


    I think Brian Smith is really good actually. Knows his stuff, has a few good racing stories.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭MPFG


    Lusk_Doyle wrote: »
    I like Carlton. That is all.

    Very circumspect ....don't care to elaborate , give examples or some such


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