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    "CAPO" Proper Pronunciation?

    Is the "CAPO" brand pronounced:

    Cap-Oh = as in head gear for baseball players
    Cape-Oh = as in superhero clothing, or
    Cop-Oh = as in the police?

    A stupid thread I know, but I've heard it pronounced each of these ways and I don't want to sound stupid.

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    We're going to need an Italian to answer this question. I thought it was Cap-oh, like mafia boss
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    The Italian pronunciation is "Cop-oh"
    The English pronunciation is "Cap-oh"

    Capoforma = Top Form

    Btw, I'm an Italian American who happens to be a friend of the Owners of Capoforma.
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    So do they prefer it to be pronounced "Cop-oh" then?

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    http://www.forvo.com/word/capo/

    Some Italian man will say the word for you. The magic of the internet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lu-Max
    So do they prefer it to be pronounced "Cop-oh" then?
    Il capo di capo della Capoforma pronounces it "Cop-oh".
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    as used in written music (classical), D.C. or da capo - return to the beginning and repeat.
    da capo's gear is my favorite - great fit & performance with style.

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    Caap-Oh so with a long A
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    The way a Bostoner would was Carpoe. CAH POH It's Italian for head or boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhauft
    The Italian pronunciation is "Cop-oh"
    The English pronunciation is "Cap-oh"

    Capoforma = Top Form

    Btw, I'm an Italian American who happens to be a friend of the Owners of Capoforma.

    Then you should know its only Capo now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwhite_4
    Then you should know its only Capo now.
    Yes, hard to keep up these days. They were originally Bergamo
    I have a hard enough time keeping track of my Bank's DBA...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhauft
    The Italian pronunciation is "Cop-oh"
    The English pronunciation is "Cap-oh"

    Capoforma = Top Form

    Btw, I'm an Italian American who happens to be a friend of the Owners of Capoforma.
    Are they mafia? Wait...don't tell me...you'd probably have to kill me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlizard
    Are they mafia? Wait...don't tell me...you'd probably have to kill me.
    Lets just say that "the family" would really appreciate your patronage
    ...and don't ever go against the family = mix brands
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    Their site (capocycling.com) has been down for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lu-Max
    Their site (capocycling.com) has been down for a while.
    You can go here: Uplandsg.com while the site is down for maintenance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhauft
    Yes, hard to keep up these days. They were originally Bergamo
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    I thought they were just the US Importers of Bergamo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlwdm
    I thought they were just the US Importers of Bergamo.
    I am no expert on these matters, but the way I understand it;
    They bought the trademarked name (Bergamo) and distribution rights, then changed the name to Capoforma, and now just Capo.
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