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    Default a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    It bugs me to no end when I hear people call the Colts the Coats. Lets go coats.

    What is that. Do people have trouble saying Colts. Is it an accient - a southern Indiana thing - although I've heard people who probaly have never been to Indy say Coats.

    Does it bug anyone else.

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    Default Re: a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    Maybe they're right, and we're wrong.

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    Default Re: a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    I've never heard anyone say it that way in the south but some of my relatives up north say it that way.

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    Default Re: a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    I would kindly axe that they learn how to pronouce coats properly.
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    Default Re: a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    I haven't heard "coats" from anyone that I can recall.

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    Shoot, I call them the Baltimore Coats everytime. Now if we're talking Indy, then it's the Colts.
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    Default Re: a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    I first came across it on the RATS boards, and then the Colts boards I frequent. I find it an attempt at humor and it doesn't really bother me.

    I don't pronounce them as "Coats", btw.
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    Default Re: a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    I hear sportscasters slip in and out of "Colts" versus "Coats" on occasion. WISH-TV's Anthony Calhoun in one person I can think of that does that most often locally.
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    Default Re: a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    I've never once heard it, or even heard it discussed before this thread.

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    Some of you must be joking. Never heard it pronounced Coats??? - you know like a winter coat. One of the guys on ESPN 1070 local Colts postgame show calls them the Coats. There are different variations. Some are halfweay between Colts and Coats, some are almost all Coats.......

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    Default Re: a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    A lot of the players pronounce it that way when they're doing radio spots: "You're listening to the home of the "Coats" Q95"

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    I actually believe that some of you who claim you have never heard it pronounced Coats, probably pronounce it Coats yourself. Maybe you think Colts sounds funny

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    Colts or Coats doesn't matter. Come Sunday night it will be the Super Bowl champions from Indianapolis.
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    I actually believe that some of you who claim you have never heard it pronounced Coats, probably pronounce it Coats yourself. Maybe you think Colts sounds funny

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    Eh, go back to the Pacers board, basketball boy!
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    something that bugs me is when people from out of town that try to say Indianapolis it comes out as ind-ah-nap-lis that annoys the crap out of me.
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    Unclebuck,
    I'll do my best to stop people from doing that if you would keep people from posting "could of" when they really should be typing "could've" or "could have".

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    Sounds like a few scripts of Celexa are in order.
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    Unclebuck,
    I'll do my best to stop people from doing that if you would keep people from posting "could of" when they really should be typing "could've" or "could have".

    Deal?
    I could of figured you would of been like that

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    I could of figured you would of been like that
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    Well, Coats is better than The Indianapolis Sweaters.

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    I went to college in Evansville back in the day and met a lot of people that were from small towns. They seemed to pronounce old as "ode" and fold as "fode"

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    Default Re: a huge pet peeve of mine. It is Colts not Coats

    I pronounce color collar. People can't help their accents.

    Now when you start misusing the words saw and seen, then we have a problem.

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