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Extremely Ignorant MD-80 Question  
User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

I know this is probabaly one of the stupidest questions in A.net history,
however, you are the only people I can ask without looking like a total idiot.

A few of my friends got into a fight about how to pronounce MD-80.
Is it

MDdash80
or just
MD80?

I would love to be the one to set the record straight,
but I am not sure anymore myself!


Devon


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User currently offlineNHGrafx From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

I just say MD80, and everyone else I know does do.


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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Quoting NHGrafx (Reply 1):
I just say MD80

That's exactly what I thought it was, so I will go with that.
Thanks!

Devon



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User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

I would normally say 'MD hyphn 80'

But I am not an expert

Regards

I think post number 97.



Hmmmmm....
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

MD80... that's how the engineers I know refer to it as well  Wink

User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2987 times:

usually if there's a dash, it's not pronounced.

Same goes for like 737-600....I usually ignore the dash and just say "Seven-thirty-seven six hundred".

but for the series numbers like DC-9-50....depends, lol. "DC Nine Fifty" can sound like "DC950" .... but "Nine-dash-fifty" puts a better separation.

So.......

To each their own.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2986 times:

Don't pronounce the dash. And impress all your friends with your geekiness and call it the Maddog.


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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
impress all your friends with your geekiness and call it the Maddog.

Will do.  Wink



Devon



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

MD80 or Super80 was how we addressed that bird at AA

User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
impress all your friends with your geekiness and call it the Maddog.

I once tried to say MadDog to a AA pilot and he seemed glad, that I told the plane MadDog instead of MD80.

Still between friends and family I call it the MD80.

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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

Ive never heard it called an MD Dash 80. I usually just go with Maddog or MD80.

User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1838 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

I don't think it's a stupid question at all. I always wonder how people pronounced aircraft names. For the MD80, I usually say MD80 or Super80. I almost never say the dash for any a/c (except the Dash 8 Wink).

User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
call it the Maddog

Does anyone knows where this nickname comes from? For JumboJet & the so called Whale Jet, it's obvious but what about the Maddog?


User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

Only time I've ever heard "dash" used in the pronounciation of an aircraft name are on these bad boys:


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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

M-ad D-og MD


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

Last year, I asked an AA CSA if flight 2195 was an MD80 or 738. She said, "We have Super 80's. We don't have any MD80's."  bitelip 

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