that's pretty cool. how do you pronounce carburetor?Quote:
Originally Posted by elcyciB
Aren't you helpful.Quote:
Originally Posted by ChroMo2
rhymes with chamois.
If you live in California, it's "Yah-miss"
For that matter how do you pronounce Bontrager?
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.
I just threw the 'chamois' comment in there to confuse everyone... I pronounce Jamis like it is French so it sounds like Chamois.
Wouldn't Jamis in french be "jah-mee," while chamois would be "cham-wah?" Je ne parlez pas france.
regardless of your terrible french, you're right with yah-mee and sham-wah :p
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).
Originally Posted by dstrong
"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."
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.
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
It's all three. :)Quote:
Originally Posted by Bekologist
"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.
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.
i say jam-miss
Hey halfspeed, can I throw my computer away and plug into your brain? :)
How do you know that it's not pronounced "Jahmis?" Like Pajamas.
Zhah-meese. Is that more French-like? Or is that the plural of moose?
Is it Hee-row like the food or Gyro like the thingy?
I think its opapamowmowQuote:
Originally Posted by el twe
Actually, I think that's pronounced humuhumunukunukuapua'a -wasn't that a bike in the Kona lineup one season?
What about du-rah-chee, tee-may, and gee-aunt?
Pajamas is pronounced "puh jam uhs" :DQuote:
Originally Posted by Savas