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

23 replies

UnquietDad · 19/10/2008 13:24


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.

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Blandmum · 19/10/2008 13:28

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

next to your model train set up!

UnquietDad · 19/10/2008 13:29

I wish!!

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LynetteScavo · 19/10/2008 13:29

I like calling in Scalec-trix. So there!

wheresthehamster · 19/10/2008 14:06

It's Scalec-tric in this house

BarcodeZebra · 19/10/2008 19:47

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 · 19/10/2008 19:51

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 · 19/10/2008 19:54

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

SoMuchToBats · 19/10/2008 19:56


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 · 19/10/2008 20:20



JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump · 19/10/2008 20:24

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

Flamesparrow · 19/10/2008 20:24

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

captainofthemummies · 19/10/2008 20:29

Messerschmidt? Who says messerschmidt? In normal conversation?

EGZIT on the other hand....

wheresthehamster · 19/10/2008 20:32

I'm a mesherschmidt marshmellow culprit

JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump · 19/10/2008 20:33

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

JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump · 19/10/2008 20:33

Shame on you, wheresthehamster .

Flamesparrow · 19/10/2008 20:34

Sean Connery would say Messher

JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump · 19/10/2008 20:36

But Sean Connery would say 'Shcalextric' too .

Flamesparrow · 19/10/2008 20:37
ShowOfHands · 19/10/2008 20:41

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 · 19/10/2008 21:23

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

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JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump · 19/10/2008 21:24


Dottoressa · 20/10/2008 09:34


FlameThrowersKillZombies · 20/10/2008 20:46

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

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