Velodyne?

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  1. Yousaf

    Yousaf Second Unit

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    I figured that since I just bought a Velodyne sub, I should probably figure out how to pronounce it. Not knowing anyone who would know, though, I need to ask you guys. So it is:

    1) Vee-low-dine

    2) Vee-low-deen

    3) Vee-luh-dine

    4) Vee-luh-deen

    5) Vell-o-dine

    6) Vell-o-deen

    7) Vell-uh-dine

    8) Vell-uh-deen

    (I don't care to remember proper notation, so in this case, "dine" rhymes with "dime", "vell" with "gell", and the "o" is a long O.)
     
  2. Claude M

    Claude M Stunt Coordinator

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    5
     
  3. John Pine

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    Claude is correct.......#5
     
  4. Yousaf

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    Well this is good to know...I had been sayng #1 so I guess I was 2/3 correct. It's good to know I won't sound like an idiot when I talk about my sub...anymore. :b [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  5. Burke Strickland

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    As others have pointed out, #5 is correct. (Also, #7 works if you are in a hurry.) :>)

    Your question reminds me of the story about two fellows driving through Alabama on their way to Georgia when they were about to pass through the city of Opelika. They had an argument about how the name should be pronounced: Oh-Pell-Ick-A or Opp-Eh-Like-A, etcetera. They stopped at a fast food joint at the edge of town and before placing their order, one of them asked the young miss behind the counter: "Can you tell us how to pronounce the name of this place?" "Sure," she responded: "Dairy Queen."
     
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    All of it... Just to funny [​IMG]
     
  7. steve nn

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    1 through 8 are all wrong. The correct pronunciation is (VELL). There are certain occasions where 5 might be used though.[​IMG]...I used to run a VELL so I know.
     
  8. Bruce Hall

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    Perhaps some history on the name might be interesting.

    Dave Hall, founder of Velodyne, was a champion bike racer. Hence the prefix Velo (as in Velodrome). Dyne stands for power. Dave invents all kinds of stuff and was working on bike related inventions at the time (1982). The name just stuck when he created the first servo loudspeaker.

    Bruce
     
  9. CurtisSC

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    Ok Bruce,

    Are you two related?
     
  10. Burke Strickland

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  11. CurtisSC

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    Go Lance!!! Big weekend in cycling!
     
  12. steve nn

    steve nn Cinematographer

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    Darn! I must be slipping or maybe I have already slipped? Yes I know this fellow who used to run a Velo.[​IMG] Fairly decent guy if I remember right?
     
  13. Bruce Hall

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  14. Jaime B

    Jaime B Stunt Coordinator

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    Bruce:

    I thought Velodyne was taken (a word play) from Yoyodyne from the movie "The Adventures of Bukaroo Banzai"[​IMG]

    Ok, now that we know you are co-owner, please send me that HGS -10MK2 that will soon be rendered obsolete by its replacement. I'll gladly pay for the freight!

    JaimeB
     
  15. Andrus_R

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    Oh hell, free HGS-15's for everyone! Yeah!

    *snicker*
     

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