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It is not bloody "Scalec-trix" or "Scalex-trix", it is SCALEXTRIC.

(24 Posts)
UnquietDad Sun 19-Oct-08 13:24:54


Please say it ten times if you get it wrong.
It's not that difficult. Thank you.

And it's "et cetera", not "ecksetra", FGS.

Blandmum Sun 19-Oct-08 13:28:41

You have one set up in the attic, don't you??? wink

next to your model train set up!

UnquietDad Sun 19-Oct-08 13:29:05

I wish!!

LynetteScavo Sun 19-Oct-08 13:29:38

I like calling in Scalec-trix. So there!

wheresthehamster Sun 19-Oct-08 14:06:04

It's Scalec-tric in this house grin

BarcodeZebra Sun 19-Oct-08 19:47:22

It's called "dear Lord woman have you not sold it yet", in our house. Or at least it was until she actually did sell it and now holds the moral high-ground as far as the mouldering box of unused climbing gear is concerned.

captainofthemummies Sun 19-Oct-08 19:51:48

I HATE my GPS - Yesterday we used it to get us round the M25 to a party, and the woman CANNOT say exit. How many GGGGGG's are there in Exit???????


Dottoressa Sun 19-Oct-08 19:54:14

So I'm not the only one who's driven to thumping cushions about the mispronunciation of Scalextric. Hurrah!

SoMuchToBats Sun 19-Oct-08 19:56:53


I thought I was the only person in the world who actually minded about this (or possibly even the only person who had noticed it!).

captainofthemummies Sun 19-Oct-08 20:20:38



JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump Sun 19-Oct-08 20:24:30

And it's 'Messerschmitt' (not 'Meshersmitt', as most people say angry). I also have the DCs primed to correct anyone who says 'marshmellow' blush.

Flamesparrow Sun 19-Oct-08 20:24:42

Am I the only person who has no need to say it, or to hear people saying it?

captainofthemummies Sun 19-Oct-08 20:29:42

Messerschmidt? Who says messerschmidt? In normal conversation?

EGZIT on the other hand....

wheresthehamster Sun 19-Oct-08 20:32:23

I'm a mesherschmidt marshmellow culprit blush

JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump Sun 19-Oct-08 20:33:04

Well no, not in everyday conversation, I'll grant you, captainofthemummiesgrin.

JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump Sun 19-Oct-08 20:33:26

Shame on you, wheresthehamster grin.

Flamesparrow Sun 19-Oct-08 20:34:48

Sean Connery would say Messher

JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump Sun 19-Oct-08 20:36:00

But Sean Connery would say 'Shcalextric' too grin.

Flamesparrow Sun 19-Oct-08 20:37:41

ShowOfHands Sun 19-Oct-08 20:41:12

UD, is that why people insist on typing ect instead of etc?

My dh puts the letter z in accelerate. It makes me want to pull off my own ears.

UnquietDad Sun 19-Oct-08 21:23:55

"Shay, Mish Monneypenny. Take off your shoesh. Now shit down here beshide me and have a go with my Shcalexshtric."

JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump Sun 19-Oct-08 21:24:47


Dottoressa Mon 20-Oct-08 09:34:10

UQD: grin

FlameThrowersKillZombies Mon 20-Oct-08 20:46:27

TWO different radio stations today I have heard them talking about scalextric!!!! shock

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