Re: Boeing Pronunciation

From:         Stephane Manaranche <>
Date:         29 Jul 96 13:24:39 
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McElravy wrote:
> This may sound like a really dumb question, but I like to be on top of
> things. In the computer world, technical words have specific
> pronunciations. No where is it written that 80486 is pronounced
> "eighty-four-eighty-six." In the aviation world I wonder how you say the
> names of the planes in the Boeing fleet?

I don't know if it could help, but in France, we say
"Boeing sept cent quarante sept"
(exact translation of "Boeing seven hundred and forty seven")
and also "Boeing sept cent soixante dix-sept"
(exact translation of "Boeing seven hundred and seventy seven")