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Torino Vs Turin  
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1457 times:

So I've heard the city referred to as both Torino and Turin, and it is Torino on the official Olympic websites. What's the deal with the names?

Harry


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1455 times:

Same as Venezia/Venice, Roma/Rome. The Italian way of spelling it. If you're ever there and want to take the train to Paris, look for the one heading to Parigi, and you'll be fine.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1442 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Same as Venezia/Venice, Roma/Rome. The Italian way of spelling it.

Exactly!

Examples for Milan:

Milano = Italian
Milan = English
Mailand = German

Patrick


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1433 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):

Got it, thanks.  Smile

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Napoli... lots of 'em.


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User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Thread starter):
What's the deal with the names?

Turin is the Italian translation of Ford Torino. They were going to call it Torino, but there were trademark issues with Ford.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Prior to this year's Olympics, if someone said, "Torino"; I would think of this:


And if someone mentioned "Turin"; I would think of this:



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User currently offlineVH-KCT* From Australia, joined May 2001, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Australia - English / Anglais / Englisch
Australie - French / Francais / Französisch
Australien - German / Allemand / Deutsch

Plus...
L'Etas Unis
Angleterre
Chine
Italia
Deutschland
Nederland
Österreich
Dunkerque
Munchen
Sevilla

It's endless...



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User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 6):
Prior to this year's Olympics, if someone said, "Torino"; I would think of this:

That's what I was thinking and wondering who makes the "Turin"? Is it a sports car?

Actually...I am the proud owner of a '70 Torino GT, 429 CJ.(like the one PHLBOS posted but not a convertible). It's not a rocket ship, as it weighs slightly under what the Queen Mary weighs, but once you get it rolling, it pulls and pulls and.....



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

The collective morons at the CBC have decided to call it both, I'm not sure if they were just too stupid to not catch that mistake as they had both spellings as headlines on their website, or they're too indecisive to make up their minds...

- Neil


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Thread starter):
What's the deal with the names?

I had the same question. Thanks to all for lifting the Shroud from this mystery.


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3953 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 10):
I had the same question. Thanks to all for lifting the Shroud from this mystery.

 rotfl 



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Up until yesterday I thought the olympics were being held in Canada.

Yup, mixed up Torino with Toronto...

Thom@s



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User currently offlineBasas From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 9):
The collective morons at the CBC have decided to call it both, I'm not sure if they were just too stupid to not catch that mistake as they had both spellings as headlines on their website, or they're too indecisive to make up their minds...

I think they've finally decided on Turin now.


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