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cadence90 said:
Doe-fee-nay Lee-beh-ray.

Say that with a Bob Roll accent and you'll have all the French you need.
I heard Bob Roll speak a few weeks ago. He claims that this year there will be no more Tour DAY France and he will pronounce "Le Tour de France" the same way philippec or Pierre would. He did a demonstration and he clearly is capable of pronouncing it correctly. But, I won't believe it until I hear it on OLN.
 

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MarkS said:
I heard Bob Roll speak a few weeks ago. He claims that this year there will be no more Tour DAY France and he will pronounce "Le Tour de France" the same way philippec or Pierre would. He did a demonstration and he clearly is capable of pronouncing it correctly. But, I won't believe it until I hear it on OLN.
Oh, lord, what's gotten into him? "DAY" is a Bobski institution!
Does this mean he'll also retract his statement that "I'd rather be a light post on a New York City street than the French National Champion." ? :)
 

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Yeah, clearly he's just messing around with the DAY thing.

Bob is a much smarter dude than he lets on. It's clear that he's spent lots of time in Italia, too, to hear how well he pronounced the climbs, towns, etc., in the Giro compared to the Brits... he's a funny guy, that Bobke.

I think cadence is right on how to say it.
 

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Argentius said:
I think cadence is right on how to say it.
You trust an Italians' French pronunciation?? :D
 

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