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Old April 17th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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How do you pronounce Costa? Long or short O?
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:05 PM
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The captain on the Costa Magica pronounced it like Coast-a (as did the cruise director). I think that would be a long o sound? But maybe that was just their accent. I pronouce it like Cost-a.

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It is pronounced with a long "o" as in Costa Rica.
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I go for Cost-a & want to see the Costa Fortuna renamed Costa Fortune
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Americans typically say "caw-sta" but the Europeans always say "Coast-ah"

The REAL name is Italian, Costa Crociere (with a long "o" on the accented syllable in both words.)
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Originally Posted by kandajones View Post
I go for Cost-a & want to see the Costa Fortuna renamed Costa Fortune
They are going to keep the name Costa Fortuna. After all this is Costa Crociere (Italian name)

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Of course if Emeril Lagasse were to pronounce it, it would be "Cawster" ;-)

I grew up knowing a family named Costa, in NY. They pronounced it "Cahsta". However, I also knew a man who ran an outrageously delicious Italian restaurant/pizzeria in Hyde Park, NY, who happened to be a former chef for Costa Cruise Line from the early 1960s through the early 70s. He pronounced it as Paul said, like "Coast-ah".
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