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Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by PistolPat, Nov 12, 2007.

How do you pronounce this?

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  1. Carbine

  2. Carbean

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  1. Please take the poll. Irregardless of whether it is pronounced carbine or carbean, I still love shooting my 995! :lol:
  2. CarbINE just sounds funny to me... CarBEAN is good.... :wink:

  3. elguapo

    elguapo Guest

    When I am fixin to get my 995 Cahrbean, I aim to shoot it plenty.
  4. Maverick

    Maverick Guest

    While I think Car-Bean sounds funny - it IS the correct pronunciation.
  5. Hmmm... I'm in the Bean camp, and have already voted. However: how do I check the current voting results? I don't want to vote twice (voting is how I viewed the results early on), but I"m interested in how things are going.

    Caring deeply about a pointless poll, with an Oxford English Dictionary in the next room that I'm too lazy to check,

  6. Both are correct. No, really. Look it up.
  7. HPHooked

    HPHooked Member

    I've heard it pronounced both ways. However, I prefer the -BINE way. It sounds a lot better to my ear.

    I'm sure 'Carbine' Williams would agree. :D
  8. Uraijit

    Uraijit Guest

    I've only heard car-bine once, and that as from a friend who had never fired a gun before.

    Car-bean all the way! Saying car-bine will get you smacked in the mouth, and rightly so. :wink:
  9. Mike_AZ

    Mike_AZ U.S.S. Member

    Oh, I thought it was French, car-bin-AY. :lol:

  10. :lol: Thanks for all the responses! The BEANS appear to have it! :lol:
    I guess that I am one of the ones that might have been smacked in the mouth according to Uraijit! :( I was pronouncing it BINE but have now converted to a BEANIE! :wink:
    I loved the Franks and beans pic!
  11. Thayldt21

    Thayldt21 Senior Member Member

    Wow. I always heard it called (KAR-BIEN) Carbine.

    This is your M4 Carbine. Not Carbean.

    But hey people say harrasment as hair-ass-ment, or hair-iss-ment, or ha-rass,ment.

    I tink it just depends on the level of English education :lol: The class I barrely passed. :p
  12. Ari

    Ari Guest

    I think he would at that! :lol:
  13. freedom

    freedom Member

    As of this post the results are.

    How do you pronounce this?
    Carbine 37% [ 19 ]
    Carbean 62% [ 32 ]

    As for how it is pronounced. Dictionary.com says this.

    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This
    car·bine /?k?rbin, -ba?n/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kahr-been, -bahyn] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    1. a light, gas-operated semiautomatic rifle.
    2. (formerly) a short rifle used in the cavalry.
    [Origin: 1595–1605; earlier carabine < MF: small harquebus, weapon borne by a carabin a lightly armed cavalryman, compared with (e)scarabin gravedigger for plague victims (< Pr, akin to F escarbot cockchafer, dung beetle ? L scarabaeus scarab), though semantic change is unclear]
    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
    Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
    American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This
    car·bine (kär'b?n', -b?n') Pronunciation Key
    n. A lightweight rifle with a short barrel.

    Which looks to be saying. That CarBean and CarBine are both correct.
  14. DLC

    DLC Member

    ROFLMAO Huggy
  15. Lashlarue

    Lashlarue Guest

    Short barrel rifle
  16. neothespian

    neothespian Member

    It seems to be regional. I have pronounced it with the long "e", as have most of my family (including my mother who has been eyeing a 995, but my dad's being the prissy one). Those from the US seem to favour "Carbine", espeically the older Americans who toted the M1 in the war and learned all they knew about longarms from those Disney and Department of Defense training vids in the 40's that pronounced it "Carbine".
  17. condition1

    condition1 Member

    beans beans beans

    when I was a kid and didn't like beans, my dad said, "if it weren't for beans you wouldn't be here, boy!"

    Bean it is.
  18. How about "carbon?"

    How about pronouncing it "carbon," quick with an accent on "car?"