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(@ballybiker)
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oh worldly wise ones, please define,
i'm almost certain you will know,
'cus even after all this time,
still unsure 'bout saying CAPO

KAYPO?

KAPPO?

KARPO?

I dunno

is it just a case of you say tomato and i say tomayto???????????

just bored really lol

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I used to pronounce it KAPPO but after hearing many an experienced correct me, I now pronounce it KAYPO

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(@the-dali)
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KAYPO baby.

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I say, "please hand me that string clampy thing".


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(@noteboat)
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Depends on which one you mean.

Capo - the string clampy thing - is KAY-po
Capo - as in D.C. al fine (da capo al fine, or "the head to the end") is KAH-po (and the whole shebang is da KAH-po al FEE-nay)

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kaaaaypo is the guitar clamp thingy.

cahhpo is a crime boss.
they both tighten strings around your neck.

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kaaaaypo is the guitar clamp thingy.

cahhpo is a crime boss.
they both tighten strings around your neck.

Jim

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I used to pronounce it KAPPO but after hearing many an experienced correct me, I now pronounce it KAYPO

Jim

See, I think the "correct" pronunciation most people use is wrong! "Capo" comes from the Italian, "capotasto", and I'm pretty sure that "capo" is not pronounced "kaypo" in Italian. Nobody would call a head gangster "Da Kaypo Di Tutti Kaypo"! (At least not to his face!)

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/capotasto

Anyway, I say "kappo", because that seems the most faithful to the origins of the word, rather than a colloquial mispronunciation that has become standard.

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Kaypo

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kaaaaypo is the guitar clamp thingy.

cahhpo is a crime boss.
they both tighten strings around your neck.

Jim

Hey Vinny, hand me dat kaypo ova der. We gonna make dis suka talk!

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See, I think the "correct" pronunciation most people use is wrong! "Capo" comes from the Italian, "capotasto", and I'm pretty sure that "capo" is not pronounced "kaypo" in Italian. Nobody would call a head gangster "Da Kaypo Di Tutti Kaypo"! (At least not to his face!)

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/capotasto

Anyway, I say "kappo", because that seems the most faithful to the origins of the word, rather than a colloquial mispronunciation that has become standard.

Isaac

Right etymology, but still the wrong pronunciation. Here's an online dictionary listing of the two. If you use the full name, it's kah-poh-tah-stow, but the short version has always been kay-po fro the device.

But we still use the "right" pronunciation of capo when it means "head". Go figure :)

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I'll stick to the original, latin pronunciation, thanks.

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I say Kaypo (po pronounced as in Edgar Allen Poe), but sometimes I just call it a guitar clamp.

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Seein' as how I'm from Nashville, Tennessee, I'm sure however I say it is wrong. A true southern pronunciation of it can't actually be translated to written text. It would be Kay-po, but the Kay part would be 2 syllables. Something like "Kuaay-po". It would be used in a sentence like "Fetch me that there kuaay-po, I'm fixin' to play this here git-fiddle."

Actually, I just say kaypo.

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good take on "some" southerners dialect jwmartin

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