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09-11-2009, 07:08 AM   #1
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Pronouncing "6x7"

Oh how I drool over you-all's MF Pentax systems. It's just not in the cards for me now. BUT, I've been wondering how to properly pronounce "6x7". Is it "six-by-seven"? I imagine that the 67 is pronounced "sixty-seven" and the 645 as "six forty-five", but maybe I'm even wrong about that. Maybe its "six-seven" and "six-four-five" or "six hundred forty-five". Is there a consensus on this fairly insignificant matter?

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you-all's
y'all's.

I call my 6x7, six-by-seven.
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That's what I'd call it too, six-by-seven, but then I've been known to mis-call things

I call my 645 Six-forty-five. If I had the other, I'd call it Six-forty-five-Dee.
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six by seven (sort of like four by four)

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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
y'all's.
I hadn't caught the irony in my intentionally spelling it "you-all" while at the same time asking about correct pronouncation. I don't even use the phrase very often, but when I write it I like using the older, maybe even archaic, spelling "you-all". It's actually just spelling out the contraction "y'all" or "ya'll" (let's not get into the debate over how to properly spell the contraction), and not using a contraction is always proper. It's all for fun anyway; I'm not even from the US South...

Back on topic, I figured the "six-by-seven" pronouncation was most common. Does anyone have something "official" that shows how Pentax intended it to be called? Not that it really matters, I'm just interested.
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I call my 645 Six-forty-five. If I had the other, I'd call it Six-forty-five-Dee.
Just don't tell me you say yet another one "six-forty-five-en-eye-eye".
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Straight "Six-Seven" for me.
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I call my 6x7 "seis por siete" or just "sesentaisiete" what means... "six by seven" and "sixty-seven" (it is the 6x7 but I call it that way to make it easier with the can*on and nik*on people)

And the 645 "seis cuarentaicinco" what means "six forty-five"

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Does anyone have something "official" that shows how Pentax intended it to be called? Not that it really matters, I'm just interested.
I just flipped though every page of the Pentax 6x7 System sales brochure. Every reference is "6x7" so that's no help.
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You mean it isn't 42?
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You mean it isn't 42?
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I say Six-Seven when referring to the camera and Six-by-Seven when talking about the format.
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I say Six-Seven when referring to the camera and Six-by-Seven when talking about the format.
well that works, except there were two different naming schemes... 6x7 and 67.
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