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St. Apathy    141

Which is the proper way to say it? Teen or Tine? Cause for a long while I though it was the same case as with Ovaltine, which is to say Cons-tan-teen.

 

Damn Windsors.

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St. Apathy    141

I forgot to mention how I'm rather lame and tend to inquire about matters of trivial importance. So, Sorry.

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jaynova    1

It's "Tyne", though we Yanks are allowed to say "Teen", on account of the fact that we're Americans means that we have "special needs". Also, we'll just invade ant country whose people make fun of us for it.

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Rogan    176
Also, we'll just invade ant country whose people make fun of us for it.

 

Ant country, you say?

 

antpage110ik.jpg

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Rogan    176

I think that's young John ConstantYne, running waway from those pesky ants, don't you?

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andy    2

I just found out that there's a different British spelling of complete, or perhaps it's just that dry Brit wit flying over my head.

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Christian    776

Jay-Would you be referring to a country made of those giant, irradiated ants like from "THEM", or are you referring to another scenario like Reagan's invasion of Grenada?

How did Ant Country make fun of us anyway?

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jaynova    1
Also, we'll just invade ant country whose people make fun of us for it.

 

Ant country, you say?

 

antpage110ik.jpg

 

 

You deserve everything those ants deal out I say.

 

 

I think that's young John ConstantYne, running waway from those pesky ants, don't you?

 

 

Jay-Would you be referring to a country made of those giant, irradiated ants like from "THEM", or are you referring to another scenario like Reagan's invasion of Grenada?

How did Ant Country make fun of us anyway?

 

I will direct you all here:

http://hellblazer.ipbhost.com/index.php?sh...indpost&p=89928

 

This gives me a license to not proofread.

 

:tongue:

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wolfram    1

I still read it as "teen."

 

Because "tyne" makes me think of Tyne Daly, and I'd rather not think of Tyne Daly while reading a Hellblazer comic. Or ever.

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Pooka    818

Isn't it Constantelectricteena?

 

Anyway, I say "Tyne" cos Suzannah Constantine off What Not To Wear pronounces her name as "Tyne".

 

And she's a nasty piece of work, ask anyone who dresses bad. :biggrin:

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A. Heathen    1,159
Why do Americans pronounce it as 'teen' then ? Are they stupid ?

 

 

Yes.

 

Actually, I've always heard Emperor Constantine's name pronounced "teen". Se also: serpentine

 

Serpentine ? Really ? That's up there with Ly-ses-ter Square.

 

It should be in a SFAQ somewhere this one.

 

THE CORRECT PRONUNCIATION OF "CONSTANTINE" AND SIMILAR WORDS

(ie the British way)

 

"-TINE"

LATIN OR GREEK ORIGIN: Constantine, Serpentine, Turpentine, Clementine, Byzantine, Adamantine, Elephantine, Philistine, Vespertine, Clandestine*1

 

"-TEEN"

AMERICAN OR FRENCH: Tangerine, Libertine, Quarantine, Guillotine, Langoustine, Brigantine*2

 

SCIENTIFIC: Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine, Fluorine, Fluoxetine.

(which is ironic as the US say them wrong in the other direction!).

 

TRADE NAMES: Ovaltine, Margarine, Brilliantine.

 

And of course, Subroutine

(only joking)

*1 I've often heard clandesTIN

*2 I've heard both, although mostly in old pirate movies.

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