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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Pronounce it: Mustang Grande

The spelling would seem to indicate Spanish, which (like the Rio Grande river) is pronounced “Gron-Day” to American ears.

Still, around here plenty of us gringos pronounce it “Rio Grand”. And that’s what I do with the Mustang Grande.

Am I being uncultured swine here? I’ve heard it both ways for so long, it would seem that either would be acceptable.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 08:40 PM
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I've always pronounced it, as you write it, "Gron-Day".

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Whatever is regionally appropriate, I guess. I say Gronday for the Mustang, but I also call the Rio Grande the Rio Grand. I say Hurricane but when referring to the town in Utah I say HurriCAN. How do people in Amarillo, TX pronounce it? Whatever you feel like is probably fine. 😎
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pretend it was offered by Taco Bell
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Here in Texas we have the correct Spanish pronunciation and the correct Texican pronunciation for everything. There are hundreds of towns, counties, rivers, etc with Spanish names but most have been Texicanized.
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Mustang Grande isn't like the Rio Grande, much like David Bowie isn't like Camp Bowie.




(Only you, me and a couple others will get it.)
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Mustang Grande isn't like the Rio Grande, much like David Bowie isn't like Camp Bowie.




(Only you, me and a couple others will get it.)
Hah! You said it sir. I’ve certainly had that conversation a time or two.

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I thought this was a Mustang VS Stang thread. One's a wild horse while the other sounds like something you get while on leave.
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I find it amusing when a very American sounding, casual talking person injects a very heavily, but correctly accented word into regular conversation. Like "I was drivin' outta Dallas fer Denver and stopped fer gas in Amadeeeeeeeoooo."

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LOL. I pronounce it "Deduct 25%".

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It was once my great joy to ask a man two questions and have him be completely oblivious to what I was getting at.

"What kind of car is that?"
"A Cadillac Eldorado."
"What town are you from?"
Without batting an eye: "EldorAYdo."

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My first car was a 69 Grande with a 351w 2v. It started me down the road of Mustangs and 9.5" deck height motors for life. I wish I hadn't sold that one. I always pronounced it "gron-day".

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I had 2 friends in high school in San Antonio with Grandes. We all said "Gronde" back then.
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I dont live in Houston County, I live in Houston County, pronounced Hows stan County.

A town near me is Fort Valley. There has never been a fort in Fort Valley, near as they can tell it was Fork Valley, but long ago someone misspelled it on a map so it became Fork Valley. There are forks in Fork Valley, so it makes sense.


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I dont live in Houston County, I live in Houston County, pronounced Hows stan County.

I was born in Yoostun, Texas.
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