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GARand or GaRAND

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by KAR120C, Mar 17, 2005.

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  1. KAR120C

    KAR120C Member

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    I grew up hearing "Garand" pronounced to rhyme with "last stand". I've since read that the man actually pronounced his name to rhyme with "errand".

    What is the accepted pronunciation in the shooting community?

    1.) GaRAND (last stand)
    2.) GARand (errand)
     
  2. Hellbore

    Hellbore Member

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    or maybe it is pronounced GAY-rand? (long A)
    lol...
     
  3. Frandy

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    Well, no disrespect to Mr. G., but I've always heard ga-RAND and that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :neener:
     
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    A rose by any other name...
     
  6. ZeroX

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    Same as the carBINE/carBEAN thing. Either way works.

    I say GARand and CarBINE.
     
  7. Jspy

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    I've always heard most people using the 1'st pronunciation, but in fact I believe that #2 is the correct way.
     
  8. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Member

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    Garand's son says the name is pronounced to rhyme with errand.
     
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    #2 is correct, #1 is common usage. I sometimes draw a blank stare if I use #2.
     
  10. Frandy

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    Hmmmmm... Well, if Garand rhymes with errand, perhaps the popular pronunciation of gaRAND is that it sounds so GRAND! :p :evil: ;)
     
  11. Andrew Wyatt

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    the rifle is a Guh-rand. the man is garUnd.
     
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    Similal to the pronunciation of 'parent' with a "d"
     
  15. P-32

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    I too understand the correct way is number 2. However, I know a good many WW2 vets that use number 1. Seems to me that some drill Sgt. would have been making the corrections all along.
     
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    id hate to be in his unit
     
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