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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14600 on: August 30, 2020, 03:02:41 AM »
Throw out, refers to where letters were place on numbers on rotary phone. T is on the 8 and O is on the 6.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14601 on: August 30, 2020, 03:52:38 AM »
Throw out, refers to where letters were place on numbers on rotary phone. T is on the 8 and O is on the 6.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14602 on: August 30, 2020, 06:25:50 AM »
I remember using a rotary phone to dial in to a radio station competition. They were giving away 1 album (your choice from the top 40) per minute for an hour. After 35ish minutes of dialling I won Prince's Purple Rain on vinyl (CD was not an option). My fingers hurt afterwards, but it was worth it. I can still remember the way the dial felt as you turned it around, then the watching as it unwound back into position ready for the next number. Such different times.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14603 on: October 14, 2020, 08:57:52 AM »
How to pronounce Ann Dvorak:

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Asked how to pronounce her adopted surname, she told The Literary Digest in 1936: "My fake name is properly pronounced vor'shack. The D remains silent. I have had quite a time with the name, having been called practically everything from Balzac to Bickelsrock.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14604 on: October 14, 2020, 10:01:29 AM »
How to pronounce Ann Dvorak:

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Asked how to pronounce her adopted surname, she told The Literary Digest in 1936: "My fake name is properly pronounced vor'shack. The D remains silent. I have had quite a time with the name, having been called practically everything from Balzac to Bickelsrock.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14605 on: October 14, 2020, 01:58:06 PM »
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14606 on: October 14, 2020, 03:41:32 PM »
Just as long as Antonin still pronounces it Dívor-shack*.

*A YouTube video said that is how to pronounce it so Iím sticking with it.

Speaking of which, my last name can be pronounced many ways, so I donít generally tell people they said it wrong unless itís just wildly off. I donít necessarily pronounce it the same as my dad who gave it to me.

 

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