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Windows 7: System requirements for NVidia GTX580?

18 Oct 2012   #11
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

No worries Biggles, hope you get where you want to be soon.


Paul.


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18 Oct 2012   #12
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
2) bobkn, slightly off-topic but I've always wondered , do you know why the middle C in Connecticut silent? As Cincinnati doesn't have silent Cs and it's always confused me.
Beats the heck outta me. I'm hardly a native, only been here 11 years. I blame the Brits. (No offense.) I think it's a corruption of an Anglicized version of an American Indian name. (The second "c" was probably not silent, originally.) A number of New England cities (Gloucester, Worcester, Greenwich) are apparently pronounced like their English originals. (Some of the hard core Massachusetts people pronounce Worcester something like wista. They haven't managed to get rid of R completely, but they try.)
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18 Oct 2012   #13
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The proper way to say it is Connec-ticut......back in the day, the c wasn't silent. I still hear people say it like that occasionally.
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18 Oct 2012   #14
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
No worries Biggles, hope you get where you want to be soon.


Paul.
thanks

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
...do you know why the middle C in Connecticut silent?...
Beats the heck outta me. I'm hardly a native, only been here 11 years. I blame the Brits. (No offense.) I think it's a corruption of an Anglicized version of an American Indian name. (The second "c" was probably not silent, originally.) A number of New England cities (Gloucester, Worcester, Greenwich) are apparently pronounced like their English originals. (Some of the hard core Massachusetts people pronounce Worcester something like wista. They haven't managed to get rid of R completely, but they try.)
ah, yeah, I think I've heard Gloucester pronounced Gl-oww-chester instead of Gloss-ter...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
The proper way to say it is Connec-ticut......back in the day, the c wasn't silent. I still hear people say it like that occasionally.
... interesting, I wonder when the C started slipping out of the word. Well, thank you both for clearing up my age-old query about Connecticut's pronunciation, I've been wondering about it for years and I think your explanations will keep me content now rather than quizzical and confused

Well, I think that's all my on-topic (and off-topic ) queries solved, so 'thread solved'. Thank you all again for the helpful information and advice
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