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Is "Casull" pronounced "Cuh-SOOL" or "Cuh-SULL"?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jrb_pro, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. jrb_pro

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    Just curious. EVERYONE says it differently. lol.
     
  2. DammitBoy

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    I think it sounds more like, "BOOM"... only louder :D
     
  3. jrb_pro

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    LOL!!
     
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    I believe it's pronounced Ka-SOOL (at least in my house that's how it's done!)
     
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    And here I've been pronouncing it Kah -ZOOL
     
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    I'm gonna say "Case'll ", as in "Bring home some beer, one case'll do." :neener:
     
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    cuh-SOOL
     
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    "Ca-SULL" for me.

    Very fun out of a Super Redhawk with a scope. :D
     
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    Cuh-Sool.
     
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    kuh sool

    it's a bit between kah and kuh though closer to kuh, almost a keh. i had a friend who's last name was casul and that's how he pronounced it, that's what i'm giong off of.
     
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    I've always heard it as KAY-SOOL or KUH-SOOL.
     
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    Kay-sool
     
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    Kay-Sool
     
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    I always heard Cuh-sool but Ka-sool is apparently correct.
     
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    For the last time, it's pronounced CAR-been! :cuss:

    Oh, sorry--that was just a reflex. ;)

    I've always pronounced "Casull" as ka-SOOL (emphasis on the second syllable). I guess what really counts, though, is how the man himself pronounced his own name. Does anybody here know?
     
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    Wiki is our friend:

    Only reference I found...
     
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    "So Kool" for me~! (Laughing Very Loudly) :D :D :D
     
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    I always said Ka-soul.
     
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    A gent I know who knows Dick Casull pronounces his name Ka-SOOL, with the accent on the last syllable.

    Speaking of names of gun designers, how about that of John C. Garand? In Hatcher's Notebook, Gen. Hatcher indicates that Mr. Garand pronounced his name "with the hard G as in go, and the stress on the first syllable, to rhyme with parent." Gen. Hatcher was a personal friend of Mr. Garand, and should know how to pronounce his name, but everyone today pronounces it "Guh-RAND", with the accent on the second syllable.

    Go figure...
     
  21. Manco

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    I'm always conflicted about which pronunciation to use for such cases, the one that I know is correct, or the popular or most well known one. By default I'd choose the correct one unless it's virtually guaranteed that I'll be misunderstood or it would distract by starting an argument. :rolleyes: Or some folks might think that I'm being snooty in some cases if it seems as though I'm using a fake accent. :)

    This sort of thing commonly happens with character names in novels, by the way (particularly in the sci-fi and fantasy genres). Every so often an author will do an interview on TV or even release a character name pronunciation guide (I've seen a couple of those), and inevitably some readers will be disappointed. A good example would be Tarzan, which most people pronounce tar-zan or tar-ZAN, when the real pronunciation, according to the author, is TAR-zun.
     
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    I'll stick with "Colt", it's easy.
     
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    I think it might be Castle … As in: This here big gun is what I use to protects my Castle :cool:
     
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    Good one! I can just hear it now: "I don't know if there is a Castle Doctrine in our state, punk, but I've got a .454 Casull Doctrine right here in my hand!" :)
     
  25. RinkRat

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    :evil: BOOM YAHHH ... I got your Casull Doctrine EH :neener:
     
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