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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:44 am    Post subject: how to pronounce "vanagon" Reply with quote

Is it "van a gone"?
Or do you accent the second syllable; i.e., to rhyme with "tan wagon"?
Or is it more like "van again"?

Someone please help me with this very very important question.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VAN-uhghen
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, thanks. But... how do you KNOW that's correct?
(Sorry if I'm being annoying; I'm sitting around waiting for a meeting to start and I'm getting a bit stir crazy).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pronounce it "broken" or when its running, "transporter" Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pronounce it the way you like, it's not a real word.
It was a bastardization of van and station wagon, a marketing ploy for the silly Americans.
Van + wagon = Vanagon
Station Wag-on
Station Wagin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Transporter always sounded better.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but is it TRANS-porter, trans-PORT-er, or trans-por-TER?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A vehicle that has blood lust. Taken about 2 quarts of blood from knuckles, fingers....

Vampiragon.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or one that mocks your every attempt to make sense of it:

Satyrigon

(apologies to Fellini).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: It's Obviously French! Reply with quote

So, the French pronuciation should be,

Va-nya-john. Unh huh huh huh!

I'll say this, though. 'Vanagon' is distinctive, and turns well into 'Vanagony' which we all experience, and 'Vanagonizer,' which is something the evil Mr. Spock in the 'Mirror Mirror' universe uses to run over you... We also have 'Vanagain,' and our own celebrity, Vanagon White on 'Wheel of Torsion.'

Shocked

I am quite glad VW did NOT invent the term, 'Mini-Van.'

I am still yelling 'POSER!' at Odysseys when I pass them.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: It's Obviously French! Reply with quote

msinabottle wrote:


I am quite glad VW did NOT invent the term, 'Mini-Van.'

I am still yelling 'POSER!' at Odysseys when I pass them.

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MS, who you trying to fool? You drive a Vanagon, not matter how you pronounce it, you're not passing anybody, much less an Odyssey!! Dancing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:21 pm    Post subject: Yugos, Golf Carts, and Parked Vehicles! Reply with quote

Hey! Winston and I have passed Yugos, Golf Carts, and Parked Vehicles... Actually, with the new rims, he rolls pretty well.

My problem is that I can just see the E.R. Techs absolutely refusing to try and help anybody clobbered in a 'Transporter Accident.'

BEAM ME UP. Scotty!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pronounced:

"Money-pit"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...or if its a really good looking van, and she/he knows it "Vain-agon" My Klaus aint vain. Hes just tired, taking a break.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Vanagon...why are you doing this?"...followed by several 4 letter words.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: how to pronounce "vanagon" Reply with quote

I always pronounced it "VAN-uh-gin", but a while back in New York some Spanish speaking guys were admiring it and one made a comment about the "va-na-GOHN"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Yugos, Golf Carts, and Parked Vehicles! Reply with quote

msinabottle wrote:
Hey! Winston and I have passed Yugos, Golf Carts, and Parked Vehicles.
Sorry. I can believe the Yugos and parked vehicles, but I don't think there is a stock Vanagon that can beat a golf cart in decent condition.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: how to pronounce "vanagon" Reply with quote

flyingCoyote wrote:
I always pronounced it "VAN-uh-gin", but a while back in New York some Spanish speaking guys were admiring it and one made a comment about the "va-na-GOHN"


I have a VW Video that has a Vanagon movie clip and the VW employee pronounced it va-na-gohn. I prefer van-uh-gin myself.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:25 am    Post subject: how to pronounce Reply with quote

I usually say "I'm going to work on the van again." Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have that disorder, you might call it a Noganav Confused
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