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Posted: 4/16/2002 3:01:30 AM EDT
Is it "Gah-Ron-d" , "Gare-and", or "Gah-ron" (he was Canadian after all) or some other?
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 3:19:28 AM EDT
gar'and

say "grand" then put in the "a" sound

most of the time i call it an "M1"
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 4:52:52 AM EDT
I've met his son and he says the correct pronunciation is "Gareund".
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 5:05:27 AM EDT
some book i read says it rhymes with "errand"
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 5:29:50 AM EDT
Ga Rand
Plain and simple. Everyone I have meet says it this way and all claim this is right.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 5:55:24 AM EDT
EOD_Guy and Lurker have it correct. It is however, very commonly mispronounced the way Flashbang1's friends do it. Most of the folks I know mispronounce it also.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 6:00:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2002 6:02:52 AM EDT by Scott_Jimenez]
per MajGen Julian Hatcher, a personal friend of John Cantius Garand and colleague while the M1 Rifle was in development in the Ordnance Dept.,

in his book _Hatcher's Notebook_ -

hard G sound, emphasis on the first syllable, sounds like 'parent.'

the common pronunciation is an **incorrect** pronunciation of his surname.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 10:35:45 AM EDT
There's really only one way to pronounce it.....

Bad Ass.

M1 is fine, but a bit ambiguous as there were a couple of weapons with the M1 designation. As stupid as that is.

Mike
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 11:09:31 AM EDT
Just call it what you want and tell everyone else to STFU! Works for me!
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 3:36:36 PM EDT
Guh + rand = Garand
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 4:14:40 PM EDT
there are 2 different things we are talking about here:

1. the M1 Rifle creator's name - Garand (sounds like PARENT, per my post above)

2. the common name for the U.S. Rifle M1 - Garand (guh-RAND)

Link Posted: 4/16/2002 5:04:02 PM EDT
Scott_Jimenez is correct, from what I have read.

"The greatest battle implement ever devised."

Word.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 5:06:51 PM EDT
It is Guh-Rand. I live in Deetroeet (Detroit) Both words were taken from foreign names. They now have American pronunciations. Ask a WWII vet what they had. If they did not have a Gu-Rand. They had a Carbeen (carbine). That is another word that was Americanized.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 6:02:04 PM EDT
I always say, " Grr-AND!" I don't know if it's right; that's just how I say it. So does my Dad: he was in dobja dobja eye eye and Korea. BTW: do YOU have one?? I do, and so does Dad.



(you can't imagine how hard it was to post this... too many 1 pint Fosters...)

FITTER out
Link Posted: 4/17/2002 3:58:08 AM EDT
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