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Post by ullmandds on Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:17 pm

You guys will have to excuse me...but...I'm kind of a grammar/punctuation freak...and this one has bugged me for a long time!

As much as T206's have begun to annoy me...IS IT USE-IT...OR OOZE-IT? I ALWAYS HAVE SAID USE-IT...AND IF THIS IS CORRECT...WHY DOES EVERYONE SEEM TO PUNCTUATE UZIT...WITH AN...I HAVE "AN" UZIT FOR SALE...SHOULDN'T IT BE "A UZIT?"

THIS REALLY DRIVES ME MAD...PLEASE HELP ME...SOMEONE?!?!
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Post by fisherboy7 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:18 pm

Similar to what you might have said to yourself infront of the mirror at age 13.

"EWWWWW....ZIT!"

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Re: call me anal...but...HOW DO U SAY UZIT?!

Post by ullmandds on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:21 pm

I'm not sure that answers my question...maybe we need a survey...if anyone will respond?

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Re: call me anal...but...HOW DO U SAY UZIT?!

Post by sabrjay on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:25 pm

I've always heard it pronounced you-zit. As for writing, the grammatically correct form is "an Uzit" because the word starts with a vowel. When a word that starts with a consonant you use "a" except when starts with an "h". Don't my why on that one. I never understand that one and messes me up all the time.

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Re: call me anal...but...HOW DO U SAY UZIT?!

Post by ullmandds on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:13 pm

I'm not sure I feel about this, Jay. "I have an uncle"..."I have an umpire"...fine...how about...I have an ukelele? Or is it "I have a ukelele?!?!" U nouns are hard to think of?

Are there no exceptions?

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Post by pariah1107 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:34 pm

Quite the conundrum. Always thought the "t" was silent like depot, or ballet, then "uzit" would be like the machine gun, uzi. Now I'm confused.
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Post by ullmandds on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:35 pm

I found the following description:

Indefinite Articles: A and An

The indefinite articles are used when we are referring to an unspecified thing or quantity. We use them when we donít know (or donít care) which thing weíre talking about.

There once was a sheep.

I donít know which sheep it was Ė donít know its name or where itís from, or anything about it Ė so I canít say the sheep.

We use a before nouns or adjectives which begin with a consonant, or when U sounds like a Y, or O sounds like a W.


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Re: call me anal...but...HOW DO U SAY UZIT?!

Post by ullmandds on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:38 pm

Therefore...I believe the following to be true:

If UZIT is pronounced ooze-it...then I have an uzit is correct.

BUT

If uzit is pronounced Use-it...then I have a uzit is correct.
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Post by sabrjay on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:46 pm

Too many rules. I'm switching to German

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Post by jbonie on Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:36 pm

In my opinion, Pariah was on the right track there when he said it is pronounced like "Uzi". However, the "t" would not be silent. A silent "t" is a french pronunciation and I can't imagine the "t" would be silent in this one because the word isn't french like "ballet" is. Therefore, I vote for Ben's interpretation of "Ew-zit".

Another common mispronunciation is Nap Lajoie. As far as Nap Lajoie goes, I happen to know how to pronounce his name correctly. It is french, it's kind of like "la-shwah". That is one that always trips people up, and for a long time I thought it was pronounced "la-joey", but it is actually more like, "la-shwah".
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Post by pariah1107 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:27 am

Couldn't sleep... had to think about this! It seems logical the term "uzit" is from the czech term "uzit se", "to taper", in english, or "uzit si", "to come into its own, enjoy, enjoy oneself, live it up". This from the cruelest translation of czech to english without those punctuation marks over the damn letters.
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Re: call me anal...but...HOW DO U SAY UZIT?!

Post by cccc on Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:38 am

ha funny i woke up this morning and this exact thought was on my mind...thx pete for the thread!

i've always pronounced it as "U-zit" like uzi, i frankly don't like the sound of "Use-zit"...so i'll keep saying it my way even if it's wrong.

la-joe-eh...la-joy mallet
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Post by ullmandds on Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:39 pm

OK...if in fact the correct pronunciation is ooze-it...like "Uzi"...then to say I have an uzit is correct...and I will get over it...but I'm still going to say use-it!!!

"I have never had the privelege of owning a Uzit backed T206...and I never will know the joy !of ownership"
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Post by jbonie on Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:16 pm

ullmandds wrote:

"I have never had the privelege of owning a Uzit backed T206...and I never will know the joy !of ownership"

Speaking of anal, it's spelled "privilege" yes
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Re: call me anal...but...HOW DO U SAY UZIT?!

Post by jbonie on Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:17 pm

pariah1107 wrote:Couldn't sleep... had to think about this! It seems logical the term "uzit" is from the czech term "uzit se", "to taper", in english, or "uzit si", "to come into its own, enjoy, enjoy oneself, live it up". This from the cruelest translation of czech to english without those punctuation marks over the damn letters.

Nice one, Ty! Thanks for the etymology lesson.
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Post by ullmandds on Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:25 pm

thanks Jamie...my computer told me it was misspelled...I just chose to not care! You have to pick your battles, right!
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Post by bowlingshoeguy on Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:28 pm

OOze-it sounds funny so I declare it is Use-it. End of story. machine

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Post by pariah1107 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:39 pm

Just glad it is not the plural form or side effect of "ouzo", that stuff makes me feel like "uzit"!

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Re: call me anal...but...HOW DO U SAY UZIT?!

Post by ullmandds on Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:45 pm

Ok then...as Lee has declared the correct pronunciation of Uzit to be...Use-it...not ooze-it...or Uzi-it...when discussing whether one has one in his/hers collection...the correct indefinite article is "a"...as in:

"I have a uzit backed Cobb in my collection"...or..."Does anyone have a t206 with a uzit back for sale/trade"...or..."Money is like an arm or a leg...uzit or lose it!"
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Post by Jim Rivera cfc1909 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:46 pm

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Re: call me anal...but...HOW DO U SAY UZIT?!

Post by ullmandds on Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:13 am

man o man...no wonder I could never find one!!! The only back I never owned!!
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