what does umpire mean by gonzalus

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  1. makhan10

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    he says that whenever a ball is out
     
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  2. woodrow1029

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    I think you are mis-hearing. The umpire is calling the score in French.
     
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  3. sureshs

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    The umpire is saying "Got your ass" which sounds like Gonzalus in French.
     
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    Woodrow, would you be so kind as to post how to call scores in French/Spanish? Thanks.
     
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  5. woodrow1029

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    French:
    15 - Quinze (kanz)
    30 - Trente (trahnt)
    40 - Quarante (kah-rahnt)
    all - (ah)

    deuce - Egalite
    advantage - avantage

    Spanish:
    15 - Quince (ken-say)
    30 - Treinta (trayn-ta)
    40 - Cuarenta (quah-ren-ta)
    all - Iguales

    deuce - Iguales
    advantage - ventaja (ven-ta-ha)
     
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  6. crazylevity

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    Merci/Gracias.
     
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  7. sureshs

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    I find it interesting how umpires in tourneys in Spanish-speaking countries will announce scores only in Spanish if both players understand it, but repeat them in English if they don't. But the French will only announce in French all the time.
     
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    In my country there's a proverb that says: 'In Rome, be Roman'
     
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    it's an attempt to teach players french, duh! :p
     
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  10. Just to help everybody out, it would be better to pronounce 'quince' like this.

    Thanks for the post, Woodrow.
     
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  11. tacou

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    when in rome, do as the romans do... I think that's how it goes in english.
     
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  12. Gorecki

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    you probably heard "quinze-all" (15-all)... it sounds like "gonzalus"....:)
     
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  13. veroniquem

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    Except he would say "15 partout", not 15 all.
     
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    yes i know.. that is why i posted the smiley... :)
     
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    or should i say..

    oui... je sais bien... ces't la reason de mon "smiley"..
     
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  16. veroniquem

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    Ah d'accord!
     
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  17. woodrow1029

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    No. In France, they use quinze-a.. They only use partout for the set score, and in a tiebreak.

    In Canada they use partout for 15, and 30 all.
     
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  18. woodrow1029

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    Thanks.. missed an "e". :)
     
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    You don't have to ask for mercy.
     
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  20. veroniquem

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    You're right, thanks for the correction. They use it for games in France like "2 jeux partout".
     
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    People in the United States, and all around the world actually, should be educated a lot less self-centered. It's not that you need French to have a good life in the United States, but it should be good to know anything about European countries, their languages,culture etc. it's no offense towards the OP, but imo it should be absolutely normal that everybody can conversate a little in at least three out of English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese..
     
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  22. sureshs

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    I don't think so. It is possible to be very broad minded without knowing many languages. It is just a mindset. People will mainly learn the languages they use and also which are economically advantageous. No point forcing stuff on them. Otherwise do you expect someone to be intolerant of Africans and Japanese just because they don't know Swahili and Nihongo? Where is the end to it?
     
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