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GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member10 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 Inactive Member10 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?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Mar 2013 12:57 p.m. PST

Tannoy must be a Britishism…

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP10 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.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 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 Inactive Member10 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.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP10 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 Inactive Member10 Mar 2013 4:47 p.m. PST

If that.

Buff Orpington Inactive Member11 Mar 2013 4:14 a.m. PST

Tannoy is to public address systems as Hoover is to vacuum cleaners.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP11 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 Inactive Member11 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.

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