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How do you pronounce "Ciocc"?(9 posts)

How do you pronounce "Ciocc"?Gator
Jun 17, 2003 3:56 PM
Saw a beautiful example of this oddly named Italian gem on Saturday's group ride. Loved the bike, but I have no idea what to call it. "See-ose"? "Sock"? "Kee-o-kee"? "Show-sh"? Absolutely not a clue. Anyone know?
"choach", rhymes with coach. nmLon Norder
Jun 17, 2003 3:59 PM
OMG! Simultaneous postings! Did you feel anything?! nmKG 361
Jun 17, 2003 4:01 PM
"Choach" nmKG 361
Jun 17, 2003 3:59 PM
Go to this website for an MP3.....Bruno S
Jun 17, 2003 6:13 PM
COOL! Thanks for the link (nm)carpe_podium
Jun 17, 2003 7:25 PM
That is nice !AllUpHill
Jun 17, 2003 9:16 PM
Cycling wouldn't be as cool without the smattering of words from latin languages. No offense to Flandrians, it's just that Tenbossestraat isn't as fun to say as Alpe Di Pampeago. These mp3s straightened me out on a few terms.

If I may go off on a rant for a moment... one of our RBR native francophones needs to make a similar audio guide to French cycling terms and names (actually, Americans need to get off our lazy monolingual a$$es and quit assuming everyone else in the world is obligated by God to learn English, but that's a different rant). To most of us, the French pronunciation isn't even remotely obvious from the spelling. Even if you never say maillot jaune out loud in your life, you wanna at least "think" it correctly when you read the race coverage :-) Tip: you can't trust our beloved trio of tv commentators to get it right, although Paul's not too bad. End of raving lunatic rant.
Does not rhyme with roachNo_sprint
Jun 18, 2003 7:25 AM
I've had two of them, still race one.

As in the mp3 file above it's more like cheeahch, with the *ah* in there instead of the *oa*.

People pronounce it one of a two dozen ways.

Most I run into pronounce it like chalk.
Does not rhyme with roachWelshboy
Jun 23, 2003 12:57 PM
I only know one Ciocc owner and he is adamant that it is Cheee-Ock