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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5385 on: July 25, 2012, 01:24:12 PM »
How would one pronounce the city name "Syracuse"? Is it seera-cuse or sara-cuse?

I've heard it pronounced both; "sara-cuse" was said that way by someone who lived there.

That's partially why I was wondering. A local on tumblr said "I am so sick of people saying "seera-cuse", it's "sara-cuse"." But I've heard it both ways so I wasn't sure.

Assuming we are referring to the city upstate New York- From living there for 4 years, I would say that the locals actually pronounce it something closer to sere-cuse and almost slur the first and second syllables. That is pretty much the only place I have ever heard it pronounced that way though. In media, it is most commonly pronounced as seera-cuse and I remember being really surprised at the difference between common and local pronunciation when I moved up there.

The pronunciation to which I was referring was from the one in New York.  I lived in northwestern PA at the time and it was my uncle.  I remember as a child being excited that there was a city with my name in it!  (I had never seen it written, just had listened to my uncle and cousins pronounce it.)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5386 on: July 25, 2012, 01:25:35 PM »
#1aunt wrote:

"Mine was doing that at well.  It was the water in the tank filling up too much and running into the overflow drain.  I was able to adjust the bulb-float and it hasn't done it since."

That should make the water run constantly, not switch on and off, unless your float is balanced just so that it doesn't quite cut off the supply when the water tops off.  Since this is a new problem with a decade-old toilet, I'd suspect a leak instead of a bad adjustment.

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« Reply #5387 on: July 25, 2012, 01:54:23 PM »
#1aunt wrote:

"Mine was doing that at well.  It was the water in the tank filling up too much and running into the overflow drain.  I was able to adjust the bulb-float and it hasn't done it since."

That should make the water run constantly, not switch on and off, unless your float is balanced just so that it doesn't quite cut off the supply when the water tops off.  Since this is a new problem with a decade-old toilet, I'd suspect a leak instead of a bad adjustment.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5388 on: July 27, 2012, 01:01:17 PM »
I was reading People Magazine and saw a photo of Prince William and Princess Anne all decked out in ceremonial robes as Prince Willilam received some new title.

This might be a stupid question, but do they reuse those robes?  Do they have a huge closet in some palace?   

How do they know which robe goes with which title?

Loved the hats though.   8)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5389 on: July 27, 2012, 02:10:22 PM »
I was reading People Magazine and saw a photo of Prince William and Princess Anne all decked out in ceremonial robes as Prince Willilam received some new title.

This might be a stupid question, but do they reuse those robes?  Do they have a huge closet in some palace?   

How do they know which robe goes with which title?

Loved the hats though.   8)


As far as I know they would reuse them, so the robes would need to be stored. I think that pic was William being awarded the Order Of The Thistle, in Scotland? He (and others, such as Princess Anne) would need the robes again for any further ceremonies involving this Order. I can't imagine the storage problems that would cause, though!
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« Reply #5390 on: July 27, 2012, 02:38:42 PM »
I was reading People Magazine and saw a photo of Prince William and Princess Anne all decked out in ceremonial robes as Prince Willilam received some new title.

This might be a stupid question, but do they reuse those robes?  Do they have a huge closet in some palace?   

How do they know which robe goes with which title?

Loved the hats though.   8)


As far as I know they would reuse them, so the robes would need to be stored. I think that pic was William being awarded the Order Of The Thistle, in Scotland? He (and others, such as Princess Anne) would need the robes again for any further ceremonies involving this Order. I can't imagine the storage problems that would cause, though!

I thought storage and re-use would be the answer, too, but this site seems to contradict that!

http://www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/ceremonial-dress/royal-robes/

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5391 on: July 27, 2012, 02:42:21 PM »
I was reading People Magazine and saw a photo of Prince William and Princess Anne all decked out in ceremonial robes as Prince Willilam received some new title.

This might be a stupid question, but do they reuse those robes?  Do they have a huge closet in some palace?   

How do they know which robe goes with which title?

Loved the hats though.   8)


As far as I know they would reuse them, so the robes would need to be stored. I think that pic was William being awarded the Order Of The Thistle, in Scotland? He (and others, such as Princess Anne) would need the robes again for any further ceremonies involving this Order. I can't imagine the storage problems that would cause, though!

I thought storage and re-use would be the answer, too, but this site seems to contradict that!

http://www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/ceremonial-dress/royal-robes/

I don't see a contradiction - the site just says they make the robes?

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« Reply #5392 on: July 27, 2012, 02:55:08 PM »
I was reading People Magazine and saw a photo of Prince William and Princess Anne all decked out in ceremonial robes as Prince Willilam received some new title.

This might be a stupid question, but do they reuse those robes?  Do they have a huge closet in some palace?   

How do they know which robe goes with which title?

Loved the hats though.   8)


As far as I know they would reuse them, so the robes would need to be stored. I think that pic was William being awarded the Order Of The Thistle, in Scotland? He (and others, such as Princess Anne) would need the robes again for any further ceremonies involving this Order. I can't imagine the storage problems that would cause, though!

I thought storage and re-use would be the answer, too, but this site seems to contradict that!

http://www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/ceremonial-dress/royal-robes/

What a cool website!  I might want to order up something to wear as the consort to the Duke Of Dubuque. ;)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5393 on: July 27, 2012, 02:56:12 PM »
That's the company I got my graduation robes from, actually (both times).

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5394 on: July 27, 2012, 03:03:30 PM »
How would one pronounce the city name "Syracuse"? Is it seera-cuse or sara-cuse?

I've heard it pronounced both; "sara-cuse" was said that way by someone who lived there.

That's partially why I was wondering. A local on tumblr said "I am so sick of people saying "seera-cuse", it's "sara-cuse"." But I've heard it both ways so I wasn't sure.

Assuming we are referring to the city upstate New York- From living there for 4 years, I would say that the locals actually pronounce it something closer to sere-cuse and almost slur the first and second syllables. That is pretty much the only place I have ever heard it pronounced that way though. In media, it is most commonly pronounced as seera-cuse and I remember being really surprised at the difference between common and local pronunciation when I moved up there.

The pronunciation to which I was referring was from the one in New York.  I lived in northwestern PA at the time and it was my uncle.  I remember as a child being excited that there was a city with my name in it!  (I had never seen it written, just had listened to my uncle and cousins pronounce it.)

Living relatively close, I mainly hear "sara-cuse," sometimes "sair-cuse," slurring the first two syllables.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5395 on: July 27, 2012, 03:09:14 PM »
I was reading People Magazine and saw a photo of Prince William and Princess Anne all decked out in ceremonial robes as Prince Willilam received some new title.

This might be a stupid question, but do they reuse those robes?  Do they have a huge closet in some palace?   

How do they know which robe goes with which title?

Loved the hats though.   8)


As far as I know they would reuse them, so the robes would need to be stored. I think that pic was William being awarded the Order Of The Thistle, in Scotland? He (and others, such as Princess Anne) would need the robes again for any further ceremonies involving this Order. I can't imagine the storage problems that would cause, though!

I thought storage and re-use would be the answer, too, but this site seems to contradict that!

http://www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/ceremonial-dress/royal-robes/

I don't see a contradiction - the site just says they make the robes?

They are the ONLY people to make the robes for British royalty.  And everything I'm finding online seems to imply that each member of each order is required to provide robes and regalia.  So Prince William needed his own robe for the investment as well as having to wear it on various occasions.  Gah, that must get expensive.  The British seem to require special robes and regalia for quite a few things...

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5396 on: July 27, 2012, 03:19:44 PM »
I was reading People Magazine and saw a photo of Prince William and Princess Anne all decked out in ceremonial robes as Prince Willilam received some new title.

This might be a stupid question, but do they reuse those robes?  Do they have a huge closet in some palace?   

How do they know which robe goes with which title?

Loved the hats though.   8)


As far as I know they would reuse them, so the robes would need to be stored. I think that pic was William being awarded the Order Of The Thistle, in Scotland? He (and others, such as Princess Anne) would need the robes again for any further ceremonies involving this Order. I can't imagine the storage problems that would cause, though!

I thought storage and re-use would be the answer, too, but this site seems to contradict that!

http://www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/ceremonial-dress/royal-robes/

I don't see a contradiction - the site just says they make the robes?

They are the ONLY people to make the robes for British royalty.  And everything I'm finding online seems to imply that each member of each order is required to provide robes and regalia.  So Prince William needed his own robe for the investment as well as having to wear it on various occasions.  Gah, that must get expensive.  The British seem to require special robes and regalia for quite a few things...

Sorry I guess I'm just confused.  Just because they are the only company to make the robes, why does that stop the Royal Family from keeping and reusing robes?

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« Reply #5397 on: July 27, 2012, 03:20:05 PM »
I was reading People Magazine and saw a photo of Prince William and Princess Anne all decked out in ceremonial robes as Prince Willilam received some new title.

This might be a stupid question, but do they reuse those robes?  Do they have a huge closet in some palace?   

How do they know which robe goes with which title?

Loved the hats though.   8)


As far as I know they would reuse them, so the robes would need to be stored. I think that pic was William being awarded the Order Of The Thistle, in Scotland? He (and others, such as Princess Anne) would need the robes again for any further ceremonies involving this Order. I can't imagine the storage problems that would cause, though!

I thought storage and re-use would be the answer, too, but this site seems to contradict that!

http://www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/ceremonial-dress/royal-robes/

I don't see a contradiction - the site just says they make the robes?

They are the ONLY people to make the robes for British royalty.  And everything I'm finding online seems to imply that each member of each order is required to provide robes and regalia.  So Prince William needed his own robe for the investment as well as having to wear it on various occasions.  Gah, that must get expensive.  The British seem to require special robes and regalia for quite a few things...

The site says they not only make robes, but they maintain the ones they have made for individuals and keep records of them. So they might do storage and repair as well, if it was needed.

That does make sense. Rather than leave it to a palace employee to make or keep robes, they have a 'royal robe-maker' to do so. Of all the royalty mentioned, though, neither Prince William nor Princess Anne is on that list. I wonder why?
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5398 on: July 27, 2012, 03:24:33 PM »
Maybe someone else makes theirs, after all?

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« Reply #5399 on: July 27, 2012, 04:12:05 PM »
I never thought of that question-there's the picture of Edward VIII becoming Prince of Wales (it's a given title, not automatic by birth), and I wondered, did Charles and then William wear the same robe?  (George VI wouldn't have been Prince of Wales, as he was a second son).

I thought they must be stored, like the Jewels in the Tower of London.  Great question.

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