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elcyciB 10-06-05 04:08 PM

How is "Jamis" pronounced?
 
Jay-miss?

ChroMo2 10-06-05 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by elcyciB
Jay-miss?

that's pretty cool. how do you pronounce carburetor?

elcyciB 10-06-05 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ChroMo2
that's pretty cool. how do you pronounce carburetor?

Aren't you helpful.

Bekologist 10-06-05 04:51 PM

rhymes with chamois.

roadfix 10-06-05 06:26 PM

If you live in California, it's "Yah-miss"

mlh122 10-06-05 10:01 PM

For that matter how do you pronounce Bontrager?

EricDJ 10-07-05 12:07 AM

www.bontrager.com
Q. How do you pronounce Bontrager?
A. We get that a lot!
Bon -- Bon-fire
-tra -- Tra-gic
-ger -- Grrr

As for Jamis, they have never added that to their faq, in fact someone has been so lazy they never added the faq for a few years now, even though older versions of their site had one, but this isn't in there. I'm gonna go with Jay miss as the sound of the last name Jamison. Why don't we ask them.

Bekologist 10-07-05 07:04 AM

I just threw the 'chamois' comment in there to confuse everyone... I pronounce Jamis like it is French so it sounds like Chamois.

chroot 10-07-05 02:21 PM

Wouldn't Jamis in french be "jah-mee," while chamois would be "cham-wah?" Je ne parlez pas france.

- Warren

Eatadonut 10-07-05 02:33 PM

regardless of your terrible french, you're right with yah-mee and sham-wah :p

dstrong 10-07-05 03:13 PM

Maybe we just need a whole "How do you pronounce ..." sticky thread. For instance, in my mind I always thought it was "s-ram" (have no idea why I ever thought that), then the mechanic at my LBS says "shram" (and I have no idea if he's right).

halfspeed 10-07-05 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by dstrong
Maybe we just need a whole "How do you pronounce ..." sticky thread. For instance, in my mind I always thought it was "s-ram" (have no idea why I ever thought that), then the mechanic at my LBS says "shram" (and I have no idea if he's right).

He's not.

"Q.What does SRAM mean?

A.SRAM is the conglomeration of our founder's names, Scott, Ray and sAM. The initials provided a simple way to come up with a corporate name that could be trademarked and directly translated into languages other than English. It is not pronounced S-RAM, SchRAM, or SkRAM. Just SRAM."

http://www.sram.com/en/service/sram/...5d38e6d163e820

Bekologist 10-07-05 04:49 PM

you mean its shamwah and not shamee?, who the heck has shamwah in their shorts? I thought a shamwah was a French type of deer.

dstrong 10-07-05 05:10 PM

halfspeed...thanks for the info. SRAM is it!

I should have known not to trust the pronounciatation advice of a wrench in TX! I'm not a native Texan..California born and bred with no accent, dude. We (since I've been here 12 years now) certainly butcher our share of words (mostly of spanish origin, but we're not picky). For example...

Bexar (a county name) = Bear
Boerne (a town) = Burney
Guadalupe = Gwadaloop
Pedernales = Purd-n-alice

halfspeed 10-07-05 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Bekologist
you mean its shamwah and not shamee?, who the heck has shamwah in their shorts? I thought a shamwah was a French type of deer.

It's all three. :)


"The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48"
Chamois Cham"ois (sha^m"my^ or sh.a*moi"; 277), n. F.
chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G. gemse.
1. (Zool.) A small species of antelope (Rupicapra tragus),
living on the loftiest mountain ridges of Europe, as the
Alps, Pyrenees, etc. It possesses remarkable agility, and
is a favorite object of chase.
1913 Webster

2. A soft leather made from the skin of the chamois, or from
sheepskin, etc.; -- called also chamois leather, and
chammy or shammy leather. See Shammy.
1913 Webster

youm0nt 10-07-05 08:53 PM

i say jam-miss

oldschoolfan 10-07-05 08:58 PM

Hey halfspeed, can I throw my computer away and plug into your brain? :)

Savas 10-07-05 09:09 PM

How do you know that it's not pronounced "Jahmis?" Like Pajamas.

Siu Blue Wind 10-07-05 10:49 PM

Zhah-meese. Is that more French-like? Or is that the plural of moose?

el twe 10-08-05 12:10 PM

Giro?

Is it Hee-row like the food or Gyro like the thingy?

mtnbiker66 10-08-05 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by el twe
Giro?

Is it Hee-row like the food or Gyro like the thingy?

I think its opapamowmow

Bekologist 10-08-05 03:06 PM

Actually, I think that's pronounced humuhumunukunukuapua'a -wasn't that a bike in the Kona lineup one season?

DieselDan 10-08-05 04:18 PM

What about du-rah-chee, tee-may, and gee-aunt?

Digital Gee 10-08-05 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Savas
How do you know that it's not pronounced "Jahmis?" Like Pajamas.

Pajamas is pronounced "puh jam uhs" :D


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