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    http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthu...cid=spartandhp

    This reminded me of how I used to get names of warships wrong at times. For example, I thought the WWII German battlecruiser Gneisenau was pronounced Nigh-sen-now, until I saw a short clip from a Nazi propaganda film and learned it was pronounced with a hard G, as Geh-nigh-sen-now.

    As for Porsche, there's that great line from the Rod Stewart song True Blue: " Never gonna own a race horse, or a fast back mid-engine Porsche." Catchy beat and it rhymes, albeit pronounced wrong.
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    "My friends all have Portias, I must make amends..."

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    Nike / Nikee.

    Nikee is correct, but sounds dumb.

    People should spell stuff how it's supposed to be pronounced, like Led Zeppelin.

    Most people are morons, after all.

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    Nikee is correct, but sounds dumb.
    The problem I have with French. Paris is PARIS, it isn't Paree. Was it Paris or Paree who stole Helen of Troy, for example?
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    Pwll.

    End of story really.
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    Stud e baker - 'cuse you have to be a stud to drive one. That the sorta thing you mean?

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    Su Ba Ru - no emphasis on any syllable
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    Everybody from South Bend knows it's STEW-DE-BAKER (long "E" & "A")

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    Not Stew-Deh-Baker? or Stew-Duh-Baker?
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    Guess I shoulda included a smiley...

    & here I thought you'd get it was just a lark...
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    Avanti!
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    "Okay, I finished painting that porch out back like you asked me. But it ain't a porch, it's a Ferrari."

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    Everybody knows how to pronounce Nissan.
    Dat sun.

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    Jag you are.
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    Hugh un day?
    See, even your fingers are having trouble pronouncing it!
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    Not Hunday? Like Sunday.
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    What is that old French car ....de Lahge or del a hay. Or are they two different cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Williamson View Post
    Not Hunday? Like Sunday.
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    I have heard folks from Honda grump about pronouncing Hyundai with two syllables. They thought it was a deliberate effort to confuse "Hyundai" with "Honda". The logos on the hood give some credence to the claim.

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