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|GarrisonMiniatures ||10 Mar 2013 10:47 a.m. PST|
But it should. Well done to that announcer;
(Trains are travel, couldn't tink where else to put it!)
|Streitax ||10 Mar 2013 12:56 p.m. PST|
It's not policy, but it should be. Where's the Cone of Silence when you really need it?
| Editor in Chief Bill ||10 Mar 2013 12:57 p.m. PST|
Tannoy must be a Britishism
| Rrobbyrobot ||10 Mar 2013 1:04 p.m. PST|
I've seen the term used when refering to what we call intercom. You know, that habit the Brits have of naming things after those who invent a thing. Kind of charming, if not always descriptive.
| Parzival ||10 Mar 2013 1:17 p.m. PST|
At first I thought "tannoy" was some sort of typo, either with the writer attempting to say "to annoy" or being truly muddled while going for "announce."
So a "tannoy" is an intercom. Interesting and rather appropriate (as "to annoy" certainly seems a common use for intercom systems).
|GarrisonMiniatures ||10 Mar 2013 1:56 p.m. PST|
A tannoy system is an intercom system.
Main characteristics loud and no-one can understand what is being said over the things.
| 20thmaine ||10 Mar 2013 4:10 p.m. PST|
"Network Rail would like to apologise to passengers awaiting the 15:45 train this has been delayed for three hours due to unavoidable hfngurgle-squawk-gurgle and by squawk-yurgle-nurgle on the line in the vicinity of Reading."
|GarrisonMiniatures ||10 Mar 2013 4:47 p.m. PST|
|Buff Orpington ||11 Mar 2013 4:14 a.m. PST|
Tannoy is to public address systems as Hoover is to vacuum cleaners.
|Cerdic ||11 Mar 2013 5:50 a.m. PST|
No, no, no! An intercom has an element of two-way communication. That's what the 'inter' bit means. A tannoy is like a glorified loudhailer
|stenicplus ||11 Mar 2013 6:11 a.m. PST|
Apparently (so says wiki) the company are prone to writing cease and desist letters (in the same manner that GW do ) to organisations that use the terms 'tannoy' to protect their trademark.