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    Default How do you say Hardinge Properly?

    Might sound like a dumb question, But I have a meeting this week with some people that may care how I pronounce it.
    Is it Hardinge like Hard - Inje? Or like Har - Ding?
    Pretty much just the end I do not know for sure. If it is like Ding like a bell, or the other way.
    I tried to call and see how they answered, but they said something else when they answered, and I felt a little dumb to ask.

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    When I have called Hardinge, I have heard them pronounce it "hard-inje".

    --Larry

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    That, in fact, was WHY I called Hardinge - to hear them pronounce it, and they do say "Hard-inj."

    The reason I wondered is that here in town we have a big truck rental outfit called "Hengehold," and they are quite clear about pronouncing it "Heng - hold."

    If it's your personal name, you can pronounce it any way you want - like Bette Davis and Bette Midler.

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    I pronounce it hard-inge with the inge sounding like the end of hinge, the things you hang doors with. That is how the machinist in the shop I learned a lot from pronounced it.

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    I had a co worker that worked for them for years, he would say hard ing no e sounds at all. He woud also call them Harding Brothers not just the short Harding, even would say a "Harding Brothers" lathe

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    FWIW, this is at least the second thread on this same subject... maybe every year someone will ask anew...

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    Are you referring to Tanya Hardinge, or Oliver Hardinge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Ford View Post
    That, in fact, was WHY I called Hardinge - to hear them pronounce it, and they do say "Hard-inj."
    Oh that is good to know. I always thought it was "HAR-dingy" :p

    -DU-

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    I usually pronounce it "Bloody Expensive" or "How Much!!???!!"

    Peter

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    name looks German

    perhaps original founders emigrants to the USA

    then it would be hard-ding-ger

    all the best.markj

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    All the guys I know that own them say:

    Har - Ding - Eee



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    Quote Originally Posted by jim rozen View Post
    All the guys I know that own them say:

    Har - Ding - Eee



    Jim

    would that be dinge as in sailing dinghy

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    This was thirty years ago.

    I phoned on an ad for surplus machine tools. The only thing left was the "hinge" machine in the other building and no one was even interested enough to look at it. I asked for more details. The foreman came on the line reading from the list, it was a "hard hinge" machine.

    Fifty bucks later I was the proud owner of an unused military surplus Hardinge mill off a WWII liberty ship. The only downside was when the military mothballs their equipmetn they cut all the rubber drive belts off.

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    On a less jocular note, I actually had to phone them last week to order a few parts for my Bridgy. On the phone they answer it as hard-inj, at least in the UK.
    I assume therefore that it would be the same over there.

    Peter

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    I own one. I say Har-Dinj....

    If penelope is Puh-nell-oh-pee how come cantelope isn't Can-tell-oh-pee......English...we must make up the rules as we go along....

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    Har - ding - guh (Or thereabouts) Meant to be said quickly.

    Of course, people look at me funny when I pronounce GroB "Gross".

    Need more Umlaut. :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallshop View Post
    I own one. I say Har-Dinj....

    If penelope is Puh-nell-oh-pee how come cantelope isn't Can-tell-oh-pee......English...we must make up the rules as we go along....
    Tough, Through, Thorough, Slough, Cough.....

    Knew a gal Penelope a while back, she was about 6'3.. everyone just called her "lope"
    (rhymes with rope... not dopey)

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    Cummins


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    I am Ox and I approve this here post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Pmech View Post
    Har - ding - guh (Or thereabouts) Meant to be said quickly.

    Of course, people look at me funny when I pronounce GroB "Gross".
    That did not slip past me "ß"

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    Smile Pronunciation- OT

    ...reminds me of the guy who went to Hawaii to verify the proper pronunciation- the first person he found who was apparently a native pronounced the name of the islands as 'hav-i-ee'... as the traveller thanked him the native warmly responded 'you're velcome'

    I have more but they get worse...
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