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Offline swt5

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« on: 02:43 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • So I just figured out I've been saying OGIVE improperly for years. (oh-guy-v as opposed to oh-jive)
    I pronounce meplat as mee-platt but I've heard may-platt and mee-playte? Which is correct?
    « Last Edit: 08:38 PM, 11/30/11 by swt5 »


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    « Reply #1 on: 03:08 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • Dang.  I hope you're not at work right now.   ;D

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    « Reply #2 on: 03:32 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • Dang.  I hope you're not at work right now.   ;D
    How'd you guess? ;) You know how these things start, "Hey, I think you're saying that wrong?"


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    « Reply #3 on: 03:33 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ogive
    http://www.mediadico.com/dictionnaire/lecture.asp/definition/m%C3%A9plat/parle
    Note: Meplat is evidently a French word, and that is the only on line pronunciation that I could find quickly.
    « Last Edit: 03:41 PM, 11/29/11 by BoydAllen »

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    « Reply #4 on: 03:37 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • Correct pronunciation is relative to what part of the country you're in at the time. Brian Brown.
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    « Reply #5 on: 04:24 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • Actually, both words are French, with ogive (oh-jive) meaning "pointed arch." Meplat (mee-plah) refers to a flat, which describes the frontal portion of a bullet, with the dimension usually given in calibers.

    There's a tremendous portion of the ballistic lexicon that is French in origin, since they are (or have traditionally been) some of the most innovative developers of in the field of firearms and ballistics. The term "Spitzer" is German, but even there, the French had developed the pointed bullet first, and merely kept it so secret that the Germans are generally (and incorrectly) given credit for its creation. Even the G series of drag models (G1, G5, G7, etc.) were named as an homage to the Gavre Commission, one of the earliest studies of the drag characteristics of various bullet shapes. Long list of other French terms in this field, if you just stop to think about it a bit.
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    « Reply #6 on: 04:57 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • Kevin, how about filling us in on the correct pronunciation of 'Lapua'. On their web site videos that are in English it sounds like 'lop-wa' to me.
    Mike T.
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    « Reply #7 on: 06:12 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • Lop-wa is correct.

    The one that makes my teeth itch is when someone refers to bullets as "heads"....or "tips".  :o

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    « Reply #8 on: 08:15 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • The one that makes me consider the person uttering the word an imbecile is boo lits

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    « Reply #9 on: 08:27 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • In German it's  Boolitz   LOL
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    « Reply #10 on: 08:43 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • I have always heard "boolits" in reference to cast bullets and some muzzleloading...    It bugs me when folks refer to bullets at trap shooting...

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    « Reply #11 on: 09:44 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • Thanks for all the help Gentlemen! Now if I can just get my boss to stop saying irregardless ::)

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    « Reply #12 on: 10:07 PM, 11/29/11 »
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  • Stp,I am with you on heads and tips which in reality are archery terms.
    Jon  Lennon and Norman who is a german shorthair,my buddy!

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    « Reply #13 on: 12:17 AM, 11/30/11 »
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  • Actually, both words are French, with ogive (oh-jive) meaning "pointed arch." Meplat (mee-plah) refers to a flat, which describes the frontal portion of a bullet, with the dimension usually given in calibers.

    There's a tremendous portion of the ballistic lexicon that is French in origin, since they are (or have traditionally been) some of the most innovative developers of in the field of firearms and ballistics. The term "Spitzer" is German, but even there, the French had developed the pointed bullet first, and merely kept it so secret that the Germans are generally (and incorrectly) given credit for its creation. Even the G series of drag models (G1, G5, G7, etc.) were named as an homage to the Gavre Commission, one of the earliest studies of the drag characteristics of various bullet shapes. Long list of other French terms in this field, if you just stop to think about it a bit.

    Kevin,

    Thats real erudition
    A friend of mine often says 'English is only badly pronunciated old french' LOL..

    For the anecdoteabout your comment; it could also have been added that US WW2 artillery, 155 'Long Toms' and 105mm evolved from WW1 french who impressed Gen. Pershing that much.

    R.G.C

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    « Reply #14 on: 09:12 AM, 11/30/11 »
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  • In my neck of the woods we say if you want it pronouced that way spell it that way but like most folks it's hard to stay in the woods and once out us Hillbillies are easy prey for the grammar nazis.

     

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