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Old 07-16-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Pronounce "calibre"

Is it caliber or calibray?
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:10 PM   #3
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Calibre is the non US spelling, which some would say correct spelling

Like metre etc
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:15 PM   #4
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Yeah I'm indian, we tend to use British spellings.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:36 PM   #5
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I always pronounced it Ka*Lee*Bray

I know better now.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:49 PM   #6
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It's pronounced “Smith.” The “P” is silent.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:01 AM   #7
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oops, thanks all.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:26 AM   #8
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Kal-IB-ree? rhymes with delivery?
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:30 AM   #9
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I've always referred to it as caliber, but I am Canadian and we use British spellings as well.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:45 PM   #10
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I guess I will got with Kovid's pronunciation since it is his site. :-)
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Yeah I'm indian, we tend to use the correct spellings.
Fixed it for you.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:42 PM   #12
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I always though the libre in Calibre was French (pronounced li-bruh), libre meaning "free". It's also close to the French word livre, "book".

I'm Canadian btw and should've known better. lol.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #14
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I always though the libre in Calibre was French (pronounced li-bruh), libre meaning "free". It's also close to the French word livre, "book".

I'm Canadian btw and should've known better. lol.
That was not something I was aware of when I chose the name, but it is a happy co-incidence
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:00 PM   #15
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Before it became CALIBRE it was "libprs500".

How is that pronounced?
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