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Old 11-10-2019, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Tudor pronunciation

I guess Tudor was a term back in the 15th century, but that's not what I am asking about.

So how do folks pronounce Tudor when used in the Model A vernacular?

Is it like "Tooter", or like TwoDoor, or what? Or is it not pronounced at all?

And how 'bout Fordor also?

Just wondering.

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Old 11-10-2019, 09:42 PM   #2
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I believe there was a thread on this but I forgot about it. Tudor and Fordor are pronounced just as they sound like two-door and four-door. Fordor got its name as a play on words from Ford, but I do not know about the Tudor.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: Tudor pronunciation

two-door and four-door
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:01 PM   #4
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It was a fancy way to for Ford to write 'two door'& 'four door'. I have read 'Tudor' was first used by Ford Canada [1922?].
A confusion arises in English speaking countries with a British connection, which is just about all of them! [even USA]
Because the House of Tudor of the Monarchs in England [ 14th -15 C ; eg. Henry V111] which was pronounced 'Áhudor", so Ford Tudors were often pronounced the same way in Britain, Australia, New Zealand etc. My father always called them 'two doors' so I have also done the same. Cheers.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:59 AM   #5
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I pronounce Tudor as 'chewdor', as opposed to too-door. To me a coupe or a ute is also a too-door, but the 'chewdor' is a distinct style of too-door.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:46 AM   #6
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https://www.macmillandictionary.com/.../british/tudor
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Two door .
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:00 AM   #8
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My Grandfathers both pronounced it "two dur and four dur" Definitely not "four door or two door". That's the way I've heard most of the past generation pronounce it so that's how I do it too. However, it was always put together with sedan, as in: "Tudor Sedan or Fordor Sedan". I'm sure the pronunciations were regional as well. Go back even 30 or 40 years and there were much more distinct accents/dialects. Everywhere except where I grew up, we didn't have an accent, just everybody else.
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:14 PM   #9
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I have no facts to back this up, but like Fordor, I think Tudor was pronounced like two door. To use the British pronounciation would be too precious for Henry Ford. Edsel might have gone along, but Henry was not much for pretension.
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