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fuzzybabybunny
06-14-2008, 01:53 AM
Pres-kit or Pres-kot?

I've always pronounced it the latter with Intel Prescott yadda yadda but the locals here in Arizona pronounce it with the former?

HannibalX
06-14-2008, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by: fuzzybabybunny
Pres-kit

Wha? They can't read then...

Howard
06-14-2008, 02:22 AM
press scott, except flowing together

Leros
06-14-2008, 02:23 AM
pre-scott

AbAbber2k
06-14-2008, 02:25 AM
Press-cot

ForumMaster
06-14-2008, 02:47 AM
Originally posted by: Leros
pre-scott

KLin
06-14-2008, 02:49 AM
I pronounce it Prescott.

0roo0roo
06-14-2008, 02:57 AM
persketiokotū

KeypoX
06-14-2008, 03:00 AM
damn locals, they can never read. How do you pronounce data? i say day ta

Synomenon
06-14-2008, 03:02 AM
I lived in Prescott, AZ for a couple of years. They say it like "Pres-cuit" the "cuit" pronounced like the the "cuit" in "circuit".

Shawn
06-14-2008, 03:06 AM
Originally posted by: AbAbber2k
Press-cot

cubby1223
06-14-2008, 03:09 AM
Don't listen to to locals, we're Americans, and we pronounce things however we feel like. If we can take the name Deutschland and pronounce it Germany, then we can take "Pres-kit" and pronounce it "Press-cot". ;)

zinfamous
06-14-2008, 03:12 AM
^what he said

Skunkwourk
06-14-2008, 03:18 AM
pres-HOT

Snapster
06-14-2008, 03:35 AM
Originally posted by: Shawn
Originally posted by: AbAbber2k
Press-cot

xSkyDrAx
06-14-2008, 04:10 AM
hot dog

DainBramaged
06-14-2008, 04:18 AM
press-kot

Rubycon
06-14-2008, 05:39 AM
Prease-skawt

eits
06-14-2008, 05:48 AM
press-cot

Schfifty Five
06-14-2008, 08:15 AM
Originally posted by: Leros
pre-scott

"pre" as in the definition of happening before something?

Prehistoric Pre?

If so...FAIL.

Dangerer
06-14-2008, 08:23 AM
pretty sure it's pronounced preee-scot sort of like how thread is supposed to be pronounced threeed

Soundmanred
06-14-2008, 08:24 AM
Somebody call Intel and request a press kit on how to pronounce Prescott.

eelw
06-14-2008, 08:39 AM
Why did Intel have to name it Nehalem. Damn north Pacific town names.

IronWing
06-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Prescett

On a related note, anyone been to Milan, IN, Versailles, KY, Athens, KY, or Yosemite, KY?

IronWing
06-14-2008, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by: eelw
Why did Intel have to name it Nehalem. Damn north Pacific town names.

I thought that was a character in the Book o' Mormon.

TestedAcorn
06-14-2008, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by: KeypoX
damn locals, they can never read. How do you pronounce data? i say day ta

I pronounce it Dah Tuh or Day ta. Idk why i say it both ways, but i say day ta more.

TestedAcorn
06-14-2008, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by: Rubycon
Prease-skawt

You sound like an asian begging a guy named scott.

eelw
06-14-2008, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by: ironwing
Originally posted by: eelw
Why did Intel have to name it Nehalem. Damn north Pacific town names.

I thought that was a character in the Book o' Mormon.

No, its a town name still. But why would Intel use a religious word for their codename?

vi edit
06-14-2008, 08:57 AM
It's Presscut.

eits
06-14-2008, 09:21 AM
it's "press-cot"... that's how the intel pentium chip is pronounced... that's how bush's grandfather's name is pronounced... it's "press-cot"

ja1484
06-14-2008, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by: fuzzybabybunny
Pres-kit or Pres-kot?

I've always pronounced it the latter with Intel Prescott yadda yadda but the locals here in Arizona pronounce it with the former?


I was there in Prescott for two months last year on business. That pronunciation pissed me off like no other.

My position has always been: It's pronounced the way the locals pronounce it WITH ONE CONDITION: Their pronunciation has to represent the letters that are actually in the word. Thus, Preskit is invalid, and I railed against it the whole time.

In a slightly amusing side anecdote, I actually got into this argument with a guy named "Scott" while I was there, and referred to him as "Skit" throughout the whole debate just to illustrate the insanity at play.

SpunkyJones
06-14-2008, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by: AbAbber2k
Press-cot

DerwenArtos12
06-14-2008, 09:32 AM
I live in AZ and have had many friends along the way and anyone who lives there call is Pres-Kit, it's become a point of some contention over the years. They're dumb, it's Pres-scot.

Raduque
06-14-2008, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by: m0mentary
pres-HOT

glenn beck
06-14-2008, 09:44 AM
I can't believe nobody has mentioned yet that it is pronounced "press-cot"

Throckmorton
06-14-2008, 10:46 AM
Pres-scott

There's no "i"

KoolDrew
06-14-2008, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by: Howard
press scott, except flowing together

BrownTown
06-14-2008, 10:49 AM
Prescott is my middle name and it sure as hell ain't pronounced "press-kit"

BassBomb
06-14-2008, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by: AbAbber2k
Press-cot

yankeesfan
06-14-2008, 12:18 PM
The right way.

91TTZ
06-14-2008, 12:28 PM
With a flourish.

Bignate603
06-14-2008, 01:12 PM
The city is pronounced Press-cut. You can pronounce the name of the chip however you want.

If that ticks you of think about how New Foundland is pronounced.

BW86
06-14-2008, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by: Leros
pre-scott

PottedMeat
06-14-2008, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by: Bignate603
The city is pronounced Press-cut. You can pronounce the name of the chip however you want.

If that ticks you of think about how New Foundland is pronounced.

Heh

Worcester, Massachusetts

The city website even tells you how to say it (3 goddamn ways???):

http://www.worcestermass.com/p...county.shtml#worcester (http://www.worcestermass.com/pronounce/worcestercounty.shtml#worcester)

MotionMan
06-14-2008, 01:55 PM
I have always pronounced it press-cot. However, there is this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFCMltIKcns).

I never ever previously thought of pronouncing it press-kit and, I think, I will continue to call it press-cot.

MotionMan

dlh
06-17-2011, 04:02 PM
ok i dont want to be disrespectful to all who think they know everything but just as in other countries and other areas of the states there are different pronunciations of words that are almost identical......the name Prescott is not pronounced the way you would think it is pronounced and it isnt due to dumb or uneducated individuals it is pronounced the way the gentleman's name was pronounced that they named the town after and it is pronounced
pres-kət (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pronunciation_respelling_key) and if you would care to question it you can simply go to this link and read about it.......sorry to deflate any bubbles anyone may have had...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescott,_Arizona

Zeze
06-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Heh

Worcester, Massachusetts

The city website even tells you how to say it (3 goddamn ways???):

http://www.worcestermass.com/p...county.shtml#worcester (http://www.worcestermass.com/pronounce/worcestercounty.shtml#worcester)

Haverhill, Massachusetts!

(HAY-ver-il)

Krynj
06-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Blow jobs.

KaOTiK
06-17-2011, 04:38 PM
bacon

Soundmanred
06-17-2011, 04:47 PM
Miami, Oklahoma.
Pronounced "My am uh".
Wow. One more reason not to go there.

sactoking
06-17-2011, 04:47 PM
I thought that whole presskit thing was weird when I went to tour Embry-Riddle. I still think it's weird.

It's similar to Nevada-Reno. The football stadium and School of Mines are both "Mackay", pronounced "mac-eeee". I'm sorry but "Mackay" is "mac-aaaa".

gaidensensei
06-17-2011, 04:49 PM
ok i dont want to be disrespectful to all who think they know everything but just as in other countries and other areas of the states there are different pronunciations of words that are almost identical......the name Prescott is not pronounced the way you would think it is pronounced and it isnt due to dumb or uneducated individuals it is pronounced the way the gentleman's name was pronounced that they named the town after and it is pronounced
pres-kət (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pronunciation_respelling_key) and if you would care to question it you can simply go to this link and read about it.......sorry to deflate any bubbles anyone may have had...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescott,_Arizona

How'd you find this topic? Does your name have prescott in it?

dank69
06-17-2011, 04:50 PM
ok i dont want to be disrespectful to all who think they know everything but just as in other countries and other areas of the states there are different pronunciations of words that are almost identical......the name Prescott is not pronounced the way you would think it is pronounced and it isnt due to dumb or uneducated individuals it is pronounced the way the gentleman's name was pronounced that they named the town after and it is pronounced
pres-kət (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pronunciation_respelling_key) and if you would care to question it you can simply go to this link and read about it.......sorry to deflate any bubbles anyone may have had...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescott,_Arizona
Took you three years to register? It was worth it though, you owned those fuckers good!

edit: wtf is a ficker?

Schfifty Five
06-17-2011, 04:56 PM
ok i dont want to be disrespectful to all who think they know everything but just as in other countries and other areas of the states there are different pronunciations of words that are almost identical......the name prescott is not pronounced the way you would think it is pronounced and it isnt due to dumb or uneducated individuals it is pronounced the way the gentleman's name was pronounced that they named the town after and it is pronounced
pres-kət (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:pronunciation_respelling_key) and if you would care to question it you can simply go to this link and read about it.......sorry to deflate any bubbles anyone may have had...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/prescott,_arizona

wtfnecro.

Wwybywb?

Taejin
06-17-2011, 05:05 PM
Pres-kit or Pres-kot?

I've always pronounced it the latter with Intel Prescott yadda yadda but the locals here in Arizona pronounce it with the former?

if its the intel chip then preshot

Away
06-17-2011, 05:09 PM
ok i dont want to be disrespectful to all who think they know everything but just as in other countries and other areas of the states there are different pronunciations of words that are almost identical......the name Prescott is not pronounced the way you would think it is pronounced and it isnt due to dumb or uneducated individuals it is pronounced the way the gentleman's name was pronounced that they named the town after and it is pronounced
pres-kət (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pronunciation_respelling_key) and if you would care to question it you can simply go to this link and read about it.......sorry to deflate any bubbles anyone may have had...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescott,_Arizona

You registered to necro a three year old thread. Sorry to deflate your bubble but you are a dumbass.

jupiter57
06-17-2011, 05:50 PM
Prescett

On a related note, anyone been to Milan, IN, Versailles, KY, Athens, KY, or Yosemite, KY?

Two of my step-daughters & their families live in Versailles, KY.
It is pronounced Ver-sales, BTW.

BoomerD
06-17-2011, 06:04 PM
I've always thought there were two proper ways to say, "Prescott.

Press-cawt and press-kit.
Many folks who have Prescott in their name, prefer Press-kawt, although the small town in Arizona is Press-kit, and lots of people I've known used Press-kit as well.


Ah son-of-a-bitch...fucking necro-thread...:rolleyes:

The admins should automatically lock any thread more than 12 months old unless the original poster requests that it be unlocked.

Fayd
06-17-2011, 06:49 PM
persketiokotū

perestroika

Bateluer
06-17-2011, 08:18 PM
I lived in Prescott, AZ for a couple of years. They say it like "Pres-cuit" the "cuit" pronounced like the the "cuit" in "circuit".

This is the proper pronunciation.

Mike Gayner
06-17-2011, 08:26 PM
This is the proper pronunciation.

Only if you can hear banjos in the background.

shortylickens
06-17-2011, 08:31 PM
http://christinevilar.com/wk/dev/wp-content/themes/wednesdaykirwan/images/banjo_bunny.jpg

Doppel
06-17-2011, 08:33 PM
press-cot. How is this a question?

Jeff7
06-17-2011, 09:13 PM
Prescott Pharmaceuticals' latest product: Pres-kitrine.

Side effects may include:
Cryptic colon, snickerdickles, and autoerotic dyslexia.




Edit: Wow, just 2 minutes later, and this thread has been cached by Google. And it's also Google's only match for "autoerotic dyslexia". (When used with quotes.)

Bateluer
06-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Only if you can hear banjos in the background.

Prescott AZ is a beautiful place, clearly you've never been there. :P

Bryophyte
06-18-2011, 01:14 AM
I realize this is a necro, but the engineers who designed the chip pronounce it "Press-cot."

GoodRevrnd
06-18-2011, 03:41 AM
Prescott, LIKE BISCUIT, as the locals say. But they say it wrong. That shit is Press-kot.

Edit:
Obligatory snorgle.
http://www.thingsthatmakeyougoaahh.com/images/209-rabbit.jpg

Edit2: Dammit, I normally don't fall for necros. Snorgle still stands.

Moonbeam
06-18-2011, 04:28 AM
pres-kuht

AznAnarchy99
06-18-2011, 04:29 AM
Is this really a question?

Broheim
06-18-2011, 05:12 AM
Press-cot

this

hanoverphist
06-20-2011, 02:01 PM
I lived in Prescott, AZ for a couple of years. They say it like "Pres-cuit" the "cuit" pronounced like the the "cuit" in "circuit".

that whole area pronouonces it like that. they also correct me when i say it as prescott. kind of funny to me. my gramma even says it as preskitt, and she lived in payson for 30ish years.

BurnItDwn
06-20-2011, 02:04 PM
I call it press cot-t

There's gotta be a reason there's two T's in theer, it's so you can double up on the T sound!!

DLeRium
06-20-2011, 02:05 PM
holy. just realized this thread is3 years old. if oyu ignore the year in the date, it seems to connect though :D

zerogear
06-20-2011, 03:29 PM
Worcester was a mindfuck when first heard locals pronounce it. Hah.