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Posted: 6/5/2002 8:33:55 PM EDT
Question for the experts...

The FAL rifle.  Do you call it an "f"-"a"-"l" ?  Or is it a "fal" or "fall"?
Cetme?
Any others?

BTW, i do know that HK is said like "hekler and coke", so i'm not a complete idiot on this one.

Link Posted: 6/5/2002 8:36:11 PM EDT
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Question for the experts...



BTW, i do know that HK is said like "hekler and coke", so i'm not a complete idiot on this one.

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Well Kar98 would have disagree.
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 8:38:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/5/2002 8:46:21 PM EDT
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If it's an abbreviation (all CAPS)
just say the letters.

Then again there are some exceptions...


...and no one wants to say Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft [:)]
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 9:48:43 PM EDT
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So how to pronounce FN-FAL then... seems easy to just pronouce it out! fnfal instead of ef en ef ai el bla bla bla bla.
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 9:54:27 PM EDT
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Forgive my imperfect Belgian-ese spelling:

Fabrique Nationale-Fusil Automatique Legiere (fa-breek' nash-yon-el fyoo-zil aw-toe-ma-teek lee-jay)

It means "light automatic rifle."  
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 9:56:32 PM EDT
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ef en ef ai el.
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effen ef ayal?
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 10:02:11 PM EDT
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...and no one wants to say Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft [:)]
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... Not really, but it does involve a lot of spittle
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 10:15:26 PM EDT
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Question for the experts...



BTW, i do know that HK is said like "hekler and coke", so i'm not a complete idiot on this one.

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Well Kar98 would have disagree.
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Good thing I scrolled further down before I commented Tex78's post ;)

Edited to add: That's why I have only one Smiff und Vesson :o)
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