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How do you pronounce it?
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Pronounced Quantas, spelled Qantas (Queensland And Northern Territories Aerial Services).


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Pronounced Quantas, spelled Qantas (Queensland And Northern Territories Aerial Services).


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The above is correct. It's a bit of a strange one, but it has a lot of history to it.

 

In the pioneering days of aviation travel post-WW!, a government-sponsored air race was announced to fly from England to Australia. The winning team would be the first people in the world to accomplish such a feat. At the Australian end, a small group of men are contracted to check out a number of the "outback" towns in the northern Australian states of Queensland & The Northern Territory (just look at a map, you'll see them) to identify which would be suitable to build landing strips for the planes coming across the vast northern Australian wilderness. The remoteness of these towns led these 2 men to realise that an air service connecting these towns with both each other & the coastal cities was desperately needed. Initially carrying just mail & a few passengers at a time, they had no idea their "Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Service" , or Q.A.N.T.A.S., would become the global flagship Australian airline.

 

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You sound it out like "Quantis" but it is spelled Qantas.



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It's actually pronounced kwaN-tis

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You sound it out like "Quantis" but it is spelled Qantas.

 

It's actually pronounced kwaN-tis

 

The bogan version is probably more "kwantus"....



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The bogan version is probably more "kwantus"....

don't ****ing lecture me on how to ****ing say the ****ing name of my ****ing national carrier i'll ****ing shank you faster than you can say barnaby joyce ****ed his secretary 


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I believe it's actually pronounced "Bruce"


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The haters would call it "Khantas"



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I believe it's actually pronounced "Bruce"


Nah, I pronounce it "Crikey"

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Well I'm glad this cleared up. I was watching a video where the guy pronounced it as Quantas. I didn't know thats how it's actually pronounced. I thought it was just an Australian thing like how they pronounce Zebra as Zeb-ruh instead of Zee-bruh.
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I dunno about anyone else, but where I’m from in the North-West of England, we always pronounced it as “Kantas”. In the South where I live now, it’s not that different, except maybe more like “Karntaz”.
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Well I'm glad this cleared up. I was watching a video where the guy pronounced it as Quantas. I didn't know thats how it's actually pronounced. I thought it was just an Australian thing like how they pronounce Zebra as Zeb-ruh instead of Zee-bruh.
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Well I'm glad this cleared up. I was watching a video where the guy pronounced it as Quantas. I didn't know thats how it's actually pronounced. I thought it was just an Australian thing like how they pronounce Zebra as Zeb-ruh instead of Zee-bruh.


Umm... no. Zeb-ruh instead of Zee-bruh is correct, or there would be 2 e’s in it.
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Umm... no. Zeb-ruh instead of Zee-bruh is correct, or there would be 2 e’s in it.

Well maybe, but in the U.S most of us say it as Zee-bruh.
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Well maybe, but in the U.S most of us say it as Zee-bruh.


True, but you can’t exactly speak English, can you? ;)
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True, but you can’t exactly speak English, can you? ;)

Well English no, but I'm very fluent in Murican.
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don't ****ing lecture me on how to ****ing say the ****ing name of my ****ing national carrier i'll ****ing shank you faster than you can say barnaby joyce ****ed his secretary 

 

Calm down little Liberal, I wasn't lecturing you on anything. I might not be from South Australia but I'm still Australian. But you inadvertently raised an interesting point - if Qantas is no longer Government owned but rather a listed company, albeit with a 49% limit on foreign ownership, is it really the "National Carrier" anymore?



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Calm down little Liberal, I wasn't lecturing you on anything. I might not be from South Australia but I'm still Australian. But you inadvertently raised an interesting point - if Qantas is no longer Government owned but rather a listed company, albeit with a 49% limit on foreign ownership, is it really the "National Carrier" anymore?

i'm SORRY but who is in governance in 50% of the states and the federal government xxx 


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