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This is NOT a football question

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This is NOT a football question

I'm curious as to the pronounciation of Celtic.

I have heard it pronounced KELTIC and SELTIC.

The basketball team in Boston is SELTIC and the Football Club in Glasgow I've heard pronounced SELTIC, but I've also heard KELTIC.

Are they alternatives, or are there specific reasons to use one or the other?

Thanks.

Joe

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Ah - so you do know ;o)

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Or if you are from Paisley the pronounciation is Smirren!

By the way Joe, in Scotland Smir is a perpetual light rain that falls throughout the year in Paisley, Greenock and other unchartered outposts along the west coast.

Take note PC that i carefully and diplomatically didn't include Ayr in the conversation.

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St. Mirren=Smiren

Gotcha=got you (I understand).

And while we're at it other Americanisms (mostly in the South):

jeetyet?=did you eat yet?

skwouteneet=let's go out and eat.

'mombak=come on back. (used when directing someone as they back up their car)

awrite=all right

howdy=how are you doing (hello)

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I went to a show in the Carolina Opry when on holiday in Myrtle Beach a few years ago and there was a comedian who did a sketch on southern speak. It was very funny but I can't remember all the detail.

cocoler = Coca Cola

shuvelay = Chevrolet, etc.

But if we really started with Parliamo Glasgow you would not have a clue!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMnKPnPhhYw

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Joe; there is something "Saintly" in Florida! Next time we come over we must look for the black and white baggies!

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"Come oan; get aff!"

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Alex,

You've got the cocoler and shevalay just right. And the video is hilarious. Luckily when we were in Scotland last month the locals took pity on us and used their best BBC Scottish so we could understand!

Buddy,

You've got me at a loss. Saintly? White and black baggies?

I don't know if you get any of the NASCAR racing broadcasts there but you can get a good dose of Southern speak from them. Except for Juan Pablo Montoya (South America) and Dario Franchitti (Scotland) they are mostly from the American South.

"We run reel gooood til the ingin blowed."

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Joe; Saint Mirren are called the Saints and play in black and white and everyone in FL wears baggies!

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Buddy,

So now you know that when I said St. Mirren, I was just kidding.

My favorite (soccer) football team? Tampa Bay Rowdies. OK, so they haven't played in 20 years. But I had season tickets.

It was just announced on Friday that a franchise in the USL (United Soccer League), one step down from MLS, probably the equivalent of Division 4 (is there a Division 4?) in the SPL or EPL. They will start play in 2 years.

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Division 4?

Sounds about right for St Mirren then ; )