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Ian Dunn
391061.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:24 am Reply with quote

In Blenheim, New Zealand, some would-be thieves attempted to steal a car outisde a garage. They smashed the lock, and attempted to hotwire the vechile. There was one problem... the car had no engine.

It reminds me of a story I heard on Radio 2's It's Been a Bad Week, in which it was reported that a Russian man stole a car outside a garage. The reason why the car was at the garage was because there was a problem with the brakes, which had been taken out of the car to be fixed. As a result, the thief crashed because he could not stop the car.

Story from The New Zealand Herald


Last edited by Ian Dunn on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:54 am; edited 1 time in total

 
mckeonj
391133.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:34 am Reply with quote

So, how do you pronounce garage?
I am definitely of the 'garridge' persuasion.

 
Lumpo31
391134.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:34 am Reply with quote

Gar-ahge for me, but I'm a furriner.

 
npower1
391139.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:46 am Reply with quote

Since I've just been reading the 'bad spelling' thread I can't help pointing out that 'breaks' should be 'brakes'.

 
Lumpo31
391142.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:58 am Reply with quote

But how do you pronounce "garage" npower1?

 
Davini994
391155.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:31 am Reply with quote

Me, garridge, or even gridge, to the surprise of no one.

Maybe brakes become breaks when broken?

;)

 
maiden
391159.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:40 am Reply with quote

garridge or gar-rage

I only say Gar-ahge when trying to be posh

:P

 
Bondee
391161.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:44 am Reply with quote

maiden wrote:
I only say Gar-ahge when trying to be posh


Or when you're trying to sound like Donita Sparks from L7? Remember Scrap from Bricks Are Heavy?

 
Tas
391163.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:44 am Reply with quote

I am of the garridge persuasion, mostly. Gar-ahge sometimes, however.

:-)

Tas

 
maiden
391166.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:47 am Reply with quote

Bondee wrote:
Or when you're trying to sound like Donita Sparks from L7? Remember Scrap from Bricks Are Heavy?



Exactly ... lol

:)

 
Ian Dunn
391168.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:54 am Reply with quote

npower1 wrote:
Since I've just been reading the 'bad spelling' thread I can't help pointing out that 'breaks' should be 'brakes'.


Thanks for that.

 
npower1
391176.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:18 pm Reply with quote

I pronounce 'garage' as 'car port' or 'road' or 'junk room' or even 'concrete bit that used to be overgrown grass'.

 
suze
391190.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:46 pm Reply with quote

Gu-RAHZH, but then I'm exceedingly foreign.

 
samivel
391207.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:03 pm Reply with quote

I pronounce garage to rhyme with carriage and not mirage.

 
djgordy
391221.  Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:23 pm Reply with quote

Whether one says garage or garage depends on whether one says Bath or Bath.

 

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