HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

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    HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    It's circa 1987, from the venerable 'House of Berger'. This is, of course, my formal wear watch...

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    Re: HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    Quote Originally Posted by casiophile View Post
    It's circa 1987, from the venerable 'House of Berger'. This is, of course, my formal wear watch...

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    that's the very first that came out. the homage is this:
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    Re: HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    An apple, an artist, an abomination, a linguist, a grammatical error...


    An homage?
    Pavo absolutus

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    Re: HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    It's beyond vintage... it's archaic.
    "Oh, nice. So now we're quoting other people to sound deep." -alx007

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    Re: HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozy View Post
    An apple, an artist, an abomination, a linguist, a grammatical error...


    An homage?
    That depends on how one pronounces "homage".

    It can be pronounced with a silent "h" (om'-ij), or a pronounced "h" (hom'-ij), and therefore, can use either an "a" (if the "h" is pronounced) or an "an" (if the "h" is silent).

    Simple.
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    Re: HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    Quote Originally Posted by lysanderxiii View Post
    That depends on how one pronounces "homage".

    It can be pronounced with a silent "h" (om'-ij), or a pronounced "h" (hom'-ij), and therefore, can use either an "a" (if the "h" is pronounced) or an "an" (if the "h" is silent).

    Simple.
    Since it's a word with french origin, it should be pronounced as french do, with a silent h, therefore an homage.

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    Re: HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    Quote Originally Posted by horrovac View Post
    Since it's a word with french origin, it should be pronounced as french do, with a silent h, therefore an homage.
    Agreed. What do I know though, I'm just a student.

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    Re: HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    Quote Originally Posted by horrovac View Post
    Since it's a word with french origin, it should be pronounced as french do, with a silent h, therefore an homage.
    Codswallop. I presume you pronounce the capitol of France as 'Pareee?' Churchill said we may pronounce foreign words any way we wish.

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    Re: HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon\ View Post
    It's beyond vintage... it's archaic.
    Prehistoric.

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    Re: HELP!!! Is this watch an homage?

    Quote Originally Posted by horrovac View Post
    Since it's a word with french origin, it should be pronounced as french do, with a silent h, therefore an homage.
    Pooh!

    About 30% of the word in the English language are of French origin, but are pronounced differently from the current French pronunciation.

    Another 30% are of German origin, and pronounced inn an un-German manner.....

    Are you one of those people that shop at "Tar-gay" with a "cred-ee cart"?
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