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Rotation_slim
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 7:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Brian Williams piece on Fiat.. pretty good story.
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Darwinism
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More references from other media outlet:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel /destinations/2006-02-16-torin o-image_x.htm

http://www.ajc.com/news/conten t/sports/stories/0129turin.htm l
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 9:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They said it two days in a row. A few people ridiculed me when for even making that statement when I posted the comparison days ago.
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Eastside
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 10:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

...they are still ridiculing.
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Lmichigan
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Good thing I haven't checked back in the thread, then. Thanks for the heads-up. :-)
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Compn
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they make cars in torino?
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Upinottawa
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The CBC said the same thing on day 1 of the games: Torino is Italy's Detroit. I believe the comparison was due to each city being the automotive capital of its respective state.
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Zulu_warrior
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TorinoYes.com
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Fnemecek
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I love the comparison of Torino to Detroit. I look at it as the world's way of saying that Detroit should host an Olympics.
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Gistok
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I would just be happy if we were the Paris of the midwest again....
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Lmichigan
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Just? That's much harder, and quite a feat. I'll just be happy when the city is not so dysfunctional, anymore.
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Rustic
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 3:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Torino -- recalling fondly my '74 Grand Torino (351 Cleveland)

Paris of the midwest ... well Detroit is lagging behind... the unwashed in innerring suburbs will haveta start torching half a dozen cars a night to catch up ...
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Lmichigan
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That, and building dozens of sub-standard, high-rise housing projects. Imagine Jeffries and Brewster times 10. lol
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Jelk
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What country is "Torino" located in? Because unless you say Italia then the Olympics are taking place in Turin, Italy.

I'm all for native pronunciation and spelling but be consistent. I don't want to hear any English speaking person who talks or writes about the Torino Olympics to ever utter the words Rome or Milan ever, ever, ever again. Roma...Milano...Torino OR Rome...Milan...Turin

Pick a style. Both are correct. Just be consistent.
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Rberlin
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 9:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sort of like Detroit and Mackanack, or De-twa and Mackanaw?
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Atl_runner
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 11:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

NBC simply decided on the Torino pronunciation because it 'sounded' better.

The AP uses Turin because of the standard translation.

I'm not sure why there are 'Anglicized' versions of these names in the first place.

I prefer Roma, Milano, and Torino.
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Rustic
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hell Lmichigan, work with what ya got: tens of thousands of cheeep single family houses in these inner rings burbs, burn baby burn ... city of light watch out!
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 4:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol, Let me tell you, Paris was a culture shock for a Michiganian used to see all of the poor herded into the suburbs; the complete opposite of what's done here.

But, man, I wish someone would do with any of Detroit's giant, vacant car plants, what has been done with the historic Fiat plant in Torino. You know, a creative reuse.

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