Hoppe's pronunciation


September 20, 2003, 09:03 AM
The correct pronunciation for Hoppes is "Hop-ese", correct?

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September 20, 2003, 09:09 AM
Hoppy's...yeah. :D

September 20, 2003, 09:25 AM
Yup, Hop peez.

September 20, 2003, 09:26 AM
I've always heard it pronounced like hops.

Any definitive solvent linguists out there?

September 20, 2003, 09:34 AM
I've always heard it as "hoppy's".

September 20, 2003, 09:38 AM
I've always heard it pronounced like hops.

See, that's precisely why I asked... Hops is how it's generally pronounced around here and I was beginning to believe maybe I was pronouncing it wrong.

Another would be Hornady... Horn-a-dee.
Some here pronounce this Horn-a-day.


4v50 Gary
September 20, 2003, 09:40 AM
If it's Germanic in origin, then it would be Hop-pe (the "pe" with a short e).

September 20, 2003, 09:43 AM
I've always known it as "hops".
What a rabbit does.

September 20, 2003, 09:44 AM
Hoppy's amongst the gunny.

How about Bianchi?

Really want to rehash an old argument? How about Heckler and Koch?

September 20, 2003, 09:46 AM
"hop" + "eez"

What do I know, I'm from the south...we have words like "tump" . ;)

sniff sniff... "aahh what's that smell?" " I tumped the Hoppe's while cleaning the guns..." :D

September 20, 2003, 09:50 AM
I'm relatively new to guns, and since I live in Md I've never heard the word used in a conversation.

Somehow, I assumed it was "Hops".

Now I know its "Hopees".


September 20, 2003, 09:57 AM
Really want to rehash an old argument? How about Heckler and Koch?

I've always understood it to be pronounced "Heckler and coke" unless one just says "H&K" and skirt the whole issue. ;)

September 20, 2003, 10:03 AM
ve always understood it to be pronounced "Heckler and coke" unless one just says "H&K" and skirt the whole issue.

Agree , but tend to skirt even moreso...its a "HK"

September 20, 2003, 10:24 AM
I heard it both ways, used it both ways, have always gotten what I asked for (#9), so I guess I 'communicated'.:D

September 20, 2003, 12:34 PM
Wasn't that an old 1950's song?
"Gun Potion #9"

September 20, 2003, 01:29 PM
I always called it "Hops", but have been wrong in the past.

As for Hornaday, I always pronounced it Horn-uh-day, but then again, I have used the term "tumped" and the phrase "over yonder" in the same sentence. Example:

"Blue tumped the wheelbarrow over yonder."

Which when said with accent sounds like:

"Blu tumped thuh wheel-bara over yawnder."

ed dixon
September 20, 2003, 02:32 PM
I grew up saying "Hops." Posted the same question about a year ago. Shutterbugs: Mamiya?

September 20, 2003, 03:02 PM
I've always called it Hops, and I will continue to do so seeing as "hoppy's" sounds too damn gay, lol...

OPM Inc.
September 20, 2003, 03:08 PM
Saw a hoppes commercial several weeks ago and I thought i heard the guy pronounce it hoe pees. :confused: Only way to find out is to give them a call and listen to their greeting. Then i would just hang up. :)

September 20, 2003, 05:29 PM
I pronounce it "hoppes";)


Sean Cloherty
September 20, 2003, 11:03 PM
Como estai Thumper?

"How about Bianchi?"

Italian is easy. It is pronounced as it is spelled and with the emphasis on the second to last syllable in most cases - so

Bianchi is beeAHNkey? Si?


September 20, 2003, 11:21 PM
Called Hoppes 800 number, they answer like this:
"Hello, and thank you for calling Michaels of Oregon." :rolleyes:
Since no one is in the office on the weekend, I sent a e-mail and asked them for the correct pronunciation. Will post the reply.

September 20, 2003, 11:25 PM
My e-mail just returned as "undeliverable, no such recipient".
Used the e-mail link on Michaels of Oregon's website. :confused:

September 21, 2003, 04:23 AM
I grew up hear it as Hoppy's.

When I got my first Bianchi catalog through the mail back in 1969 when John Bianchi still owned the company. It had the word Bianchi in large letters and under it in smaller letters it said "pronounced Be-Yankee". I figure the man ought to know how to pronounce his own name.

September 21, 2003, 10:31 AM
I've always heard and used the Hoppy's pronunciation. But then again, most of the folks I'm talking about say Leopold too.

MAKOwner, you must be a relative youngster. Hoppy was the nickname of Hopalong Cassidy. He was one of my favorite cowboy stars when I was little - we're talking 1950s here. He was a big star. I think I still have the Hoppy and Topper set with a plate and cereal bowl around here somewhere. Topper was the horse.


Brian Dale
September 21, 2003, 11:03 AM
I've always said Hops, realizing that I might be wrong. I'll start saying Hoppies.

I second "beeAHNkey" - there's a bicycle company w/ the same name, and though I respect Mr. Bianchi's right to his own pronunciation, what part of the country did he live in? We all pronounce our vowels a bit differently (NC, NY, Alaska, Oklahoma, Cal, Maine...), and that's normal. I like his "pronounced Be-Yankee" slogan, anyway.

And ed dixon, I vote for Mommy-Ya - that's how they said it in Tokyo, anyway. But then, they also say, "Nee-Kohn" for Nikon and to my ear, that's just weird. :p

September 21, 2003, 12:41 PM
It is pronounced HOP-eez.

That's how the people at the company pronounce it.

AND . . . the scope company is pronounced LOO-pold. Not Lee-A-Pold.

Leupold = LOO-pold.

And the plastic sleeve which goes over the bullet in muzzleloading is a SAY-bo. Not a SAB-UT. The "T" is silent.

(It's a French word meaning shoe. Fans of Star Trek will remember the explanation of the word "sabotage."

Sako rifles is prounced SOCK-o, not SAY-ko.

Blazer rifles is BLAH-zer, not BLAZE-rr.

Brian Dale
September 21, 2003, 02:07 PM
It's a French word meaning shoe. Fans of Star Trek will remember the explanation of the word "sabotage."
When did it stop being pronounced SAH-bo ?

September 21, 2003, 03:52 PM
ah, time to consult my handy speak & spell......


its "hops"

September 21, 2003, 04:52 PM
ah, time to consult my handy speak & spell......
According to that source, Sabot is pronounced Sa-Bot in US English, Sah-Boot in German, Sa-But in UK English and Sah-Boo in French.
Two-may-toe / tow-mah-tow. :D

September 21, 2003, 05:32 PM
Just to add to the list, how is "Shilen" pronounced?
Shy-lin? Shill-lin?

September 21, 2003, 06:52 PM
I say it hops. I have heard many others say it hop eez but I just prefer to say hops. I like the way to sounds Come on just say it once HOPS

Andrew Wyatt
September 21, 2003, 07:36 PM
I pronouncicate Hoppes as hops, shilen as shilleen, hornady as horn a dee and sabot as sa-bot.


ed dixon
September 21, 2003, 07:49 PM
Minie ball?

Brian Dale
September 21, 2003, 10:18 PM
Minie ball? I pronounce it like mini skirt. I might be wrong, but I like mini skirts (no, I don't wear them myself).

How 'bout "Wapiti?" wuh-PEE-tee or WOPPity, or some other way?

September 21, 2003, 10:44 PM
Here are, as I understand them, the pronunciations:

Since I don't have access to phonetic symbols at the moment, I'll spell-as-spoken.

Hoppes: Hohps

Bianchi: Bee-YONG-kee

Heckler and Koch: PROPER: HEH-kler und (remember, Deutsch!) Koh(back-of-throat hissing sound). COMMON: HEH-kler and Kohtch or Kohsh

Sabot: SAY-bow

Minie: MIH-nee

Blazer: BLAH-ser

Mauser: MOW-zer

Hornady: HORN-ah-dee

Mamiya: MA-mih-yuh

September 21, 2003, 11:23 PM
I actually saw a TV commercial on a hunting show. It was pronounced "Hoppys" Shocker to me too!
As far as Bianchi, I have a neighbor with the same last name and it is as everyone else agrees, "beeAHNkey"

So, is it Charleton Heston, or just Chuck? :D

Speaking of Mamiya, anyone want to trade a nice 645 outfit for some guns!

Brian Dale
September 22, 2003, 12:01 AM
Well, ever since he sent me that photograph a few weeks ago with the inscription,
With gratitude for your faithful service in the cause of freedom and, especially, for your years of friendship.
over his signature, I suppose that now it's Chuck! And here I had never realized that we'd met. :D

September 22, 2003, 08:15 AM
Hey, I thought I was the only one that got one of those! :fire:
Damn, now I feel used. :(

September 22, 2003, 03:38 PM
Ok, I have been saying everything wrong. To add to the list Tikka, which I have been pronouncing as Teeka. If I were to go to Walmart and ask for Hoppys the sports clerks would try to correct me and call it Hops.
I'm also about the only one I know that correctly pronounces Sabot.
Most people call it sah-bots. I got the explanation about sabot in tanker school while firing fin stabilized sabots.

September 22, 2003, 05:03 PM
Is it Tick-a? Oops, I say Teek-a. Das Boot, Da plane boss ;)

AJ Dual
September 22, 2003, 05:14 PM
Should have looked back through the thread and seen if Hoppe's pronunciation had any correlation with the region and state...

I always thought it was "hops" as well. And have allways heard others say it that way around SE WI as well. But if you take the posessive " 's " off the end it's Hoppe, presumably the name of the inventor of the solvent, I wouldn't pronounce thatas "hop" now would I? The way we skim when we read can certainly play some tricks on you.

Sleeping Dog
September 22, 2003, 05:43 PM
The great pool player Willie Hoppe pronounced it "Hoppy", so that's probably it. Most people i know call it Hops. Hops #9, like Chanel #5, a fine fragrance.

For the definitive answer on how to pronouce it, I'll have to ask the clerk at Walmart. They know.


September 22, 2003, 06:12 PM
I've always said it 'Hops'.

kentucky bucky
September 23, 2003, 12:01 AM
My dad used it in WW2 in Sicily & Italy while with the 82nd Airborne. He and his buddies called it HOPPEES, good nuff for him good nuff for me.;)

September 23, 2003, 02:15 AM
Sometimes i hate finding out that i have been mispronoucing soemthing for my whole life. I dont think i will ever get used to saying Hoppys. Ive always said Hops and so has everyone else around here. I feel the same way as when i learned the proper pronounciation of mannlicher. Fortunatly i dont have much call to use that word too much.

September 23, 2003, 04:39 AM




Aich & Kay

September 23, 2003, 06:48 AM
The Leupold company is family owned.

The Leupold family pronounces it:


They should know what is correct.

September 23, 2003, 08:46 AM
Can we agree that the way the company pronounces something is the correct way to do it?


Hey Tom, look forward to meeting you this weekend.

September 23, 2003, 08:55 AM
Is it "nose-ler" (long o)
or "noz-ler" (short o)

September 23, 2003, 09:40 AM
I just got off the phone with Hornady, simply to ask them how to pronounce the company name... sure enough, it's Horn-a-dee. :D

That didn't take long.

September 23, 2003, 09:54 AM
Just a chuckle. When some of our, uh.... Rustic citizens call in their classified ads in the Guns For Sale section, it can get hliarious. Someone was selling their "dear rifle with Loop Hole scope".

Henry Bowman
September 23, 2003, 09:57 AM
As long as we are on the subject . . .

The peanut butter cups that com in the orange wrapper is pronounced REE -sez not REE -seez (Reese's) Take off the 's and look at it.

Same for "Hoppe's." Take off the 's and look at it. I say "hops." Hoppys sounds as queer as Ree-seez.

I could be wrong.

September 23, 2003, 10:20 AM
See-BLING-feer AH-mah-lee

Dave T
September 23, 2003, 11:22 AM
I find it facinating how many of you insist these companies don't know how to pronounce their own names. The way you have mis-pronounced it for years is correct because all your buddies also mis-pronounce it? Amazing - absolutely amazing!

Joe Demko
September 23, 2003, 11:34 AM
How do you prounce the following?

1. Colt
2. Kel-Tec
3. Armalite
4. Springfield Armory
5. Ruger

Answer key to follow.

Joe Demko
September 23, 2003, 11:37 AM
Answer key:

1. Shoddygoodswithpony.
2. Fluffnbuff
3. Momoney
4. Mimcast
5. Hormel

See? Spelling can be deceptive.

September 23, 2003, 03:08 PM
AMEN ! Dave T.

By the way, I decided this was going nowhere so I called Penguin Industries who used to own Hoppe's and then I called Brunswick Industries who purchased Hoppe's in 1997.

BOTH companies told me it is pronounced "hoppies" rhymes with poppies.
The lady at Penguin Industries said "hops" it what you put in beer and "hoppies" is what you put in your gun.

I figure they ought to know how to pronounce it.

As for me I respect the way a person or company wishes their name to be pronounced. Y'all can do what you want.

ed dixon
September 23, 2003, 08:00 PM
Hornadee - that certainly makes sense. Why does my mouth always want to say Hornaday with no justification whatsoever?

September 23, 2003, 10:31 PM
BluesBear, I will sleep better tonight! :D

September 24, 2003, 01:29 AM
This old thread was hanging around my hard drive and I thought it might help out. Full attribution, no copyright violations...But there are a few unrelated "riffs" to get through, slog through the boilerplate and it pretty much hits the topic.


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Date:07/15/99-03:32Who:Skip Mssg #37037: How do you pronounce.....
OK, a lot of what I know about guns is from reading. This is fine except that when I actually talk about guns I end up pronouncing everything wrong, or at least that is what I am told. ==== What a shock it was to find out that a Mack-uh-rov is a Mah-kar-ov. So is a carbine a car-bean (as I heard it on Leave it to Beaver) or is it a car-buy-n as I have been saying it? How about tritium is it try-t-um or trit-e-um. ==== I can use some help here. I am tired of sounding like a stooge. Feel free to add anything else I may be mispronouncing. Thanks, Skip ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Date:07/15/99-04:48Who:JohnBoy Mssg #37038: How do you pronounce.....
Skip, I've always pronounced it car'bean. But have heard it also pronounced car'bine. Soooo, your post prompted me to grab my trusty "Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary" and look it up, and, according to Webster's either pronounciation is acceptable. >>>> Tritium... again, checking the dictionary, its trit-e-um. >>>> If it makes you feel better, I've used the Mack-uh-rov pronounciation. Chalk it up to individual preference. Fun shootin'!! ~JohnBoy ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-11:31Who:FreeMe Mssg #37053: How do you pronounce.....
Okay, is it 'lah-muh' or is it 'yah-muh'? ;-) The one I want to know about is Heckler and Koch. Is it 'Kotch' or 'Koke' or something else? I note that even at the gun stores, all the employees there pronounce it H/K - just like me.-FM ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-11:44Who:Devin Mssg #37054: How do you pronounce.....
Here's another one for you Skip, if you didn't already know. Heckler & Koch. Heckler is sounded just like it is, but most Americans pronounce Koch as Koch, when it should sound like Coke(like the soft drink). Devin ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-12:00Who:Devin Mssg #37056: How do you pronounce.....
Ooops, looks like Freeme beat me to it. Devin ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-12:31Who:FreeMe Mssg #37058: How do you pronounce.....
Actually Devin, you answered my question. I have long suspected that the proper pronounciation is 'Coke'. What I have noticed is that regardless of which way you pronounce the full name, there will be someone in the room who will look at you as if you have 'MORON' emblazened on your forhead - hence, I say H/K.-FM ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-13:17Who:Jeff OTMG Mssg #37062: How do you pronounce.....
One that always bugged me is SAKO. Most pronounce it 'say-ko' when it should be 'sock-o'. A Seiko is a watch, a SAKO is a firearm. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-13:55Who:Lazarus Mssg #37066: How do you pronounce.....
I used to have an H&K P7M8. Once I had occasion to send it to the factory for some warranty repair. I had been told that H&K was so sensitive about the pronounciation of their name that if I got it wrong there was at least a chance that they might just hang up on me. I asked, I read, I practiced saying "Coke" with an attempt at sounding guttural and Teutonic. When I thought I was ready, I dialed the number and after a couple of rings a friendly voice answered, "Heckler and COCK, how can we help you?". I haven't worried too much about it since. Lazarus ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-14:17Who:FreeMe Mssg #37068: How do you pronounce.....
.........H/K it is, then!-FM ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-14:21Who:Don OTMW Mssg #37069: How do you pronounce.....
The problem with pronouncing foreign-designed firearms in America is that if you pronounce them properly, you sound pretentious, and if you Americanize them, you sound ignorent. The "K" in H&K for example, should be pronounced like Coke, except the 'k' is pronounced sort of sloppily, almost like clearing one's throat. Sounds great if you're yakking in a Gaststaette south of Nuernberg, but makes you sound like a putz in America. I avoid the whole thing by simply saying H&K. By the way, ever an Italian say Beretta? They don't say "Buhredda". They say, "Beh-ret-ta", with a noticeable pause between "ret" and "ta". ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-15:04Who:ShortRound Mssg #37077: How do you pronounce.....
Heck, have you ever heard an Englishman say Jaguar? Sounds something like "jag-you-err." Now, I will freely admit that the way many folks in my area pronounce it, "jag-whar," is dead wrong. But sometimes the folks that make a product talk funny, too! ShortRound. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-15:36Who:Skip Mssg #37079: How do you pronounce.....
Thanks for clearing things up guys. Now if someone would just send a fax to Boston and tell them that Celtic is Kel-Tic, not sell-tic I may be able to put this whole issue behind me. By the way Skip is pronounced Doug-lass, at least my wife thinks so (sometimes the L is silent, depending one what I did). Arrgh. - Skip ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-20:05Who:OreGun Mssg #37112: How do you pronounce.....
To make matters worse, if you have a 'val-lay' park your 'shevro-lay' then do you tip with money from your 'wal-lay'? I also watched a French chef saute' some onions on a cooking show, but he pronounced it 'sote'. Later, he steamed some fresh '???-per-rag-us' spears. Oh well. OreGun out. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/15/99-22:23Who:bushwhacker Mssg #37129: How do you pronounce.....
Here is another one. Garand...Guhrand? According to an old American Rifleman article written by Gen.Hatcher, the inventor of this fine rifle said that his last name rhymed with the word "errand". A little trivia. b-w ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/16/99-21:19Who:Double Tap Mssg #37258: How do you pronounce.....
Hey Don I have another one for ya'. How many times have you heard someone say "Hornaday"? I mean can people not read? It is spelled H-O-R-N-A-D-Y! Just my two cents. I think that the "v" in Russian is soft like an "f" so it would be "Mak -uh - rof" ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/16/99-22:47Who:Norman Mssg #37275: How do you pronounce.....
Thats funny laz, cause the way we found out that it was Coke was by calling them up on a slow day at the shop. Maybe their receptionist was new? lol. Anyway, I learned early on to just say HK, since someone will otherwise always correct you ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/17/99-04:12Who:Jeff OTMG Mssg #37310: How do you pronounce.....
Many people want to add something to Hammerli. It is Hamm-er-li not Hamm-er-el-li. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/17/99-09:16Who:ShallCarry Mssg #37326: How do you pronounce.....
I work with a Russian ex-patriot. He says it's "mah-KAH-rof" with the emphasis in the middle. The 'v' is soft, kinda like an 'f'. --Rich ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/18/99-17:05Who:AZGunslinger Mssg #37542: How do you pronounce.....
Well visit www.makarov.com Ohhow bout Smith or Smyth or Smythe. Real or reel this could go on for a long time. That is why it is called English. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/18/99-17:27Who:Skip Mssg #37544: How do you pronounce.....
Here are a couple more, is Fiocchi fee-O-key or ? --- Sellier & Bellot sell-your and bellow? Maybe I should just stick with S&B (same as with HKs) ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/19/99-19:16Who:Kframe Mssg #37717: How do you pronounce.....
HahG-don? Hoj-Don? Lor-sin? Lor-kin? Sab-ot? Sab-O? Eye duhnho, that is to say, I don't know. -Kframe ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/19/99-22:15Who:Don OTMW Mssg #37737: How do you pronounce.....
kframe: I only know one of them: sabot. Pronounced say-bo. It is French, and the "t" is silent, like in Bridget Bardo(t). Mmmmmm, Bridget Bardot....ggggggggg...droool. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-00:02Who:jeffk Mssg #37756: How do you pronounce.....
DonOTMW: I might be wrong but I believe "sabot" is pronounced SAH-BO (short "a"). You are correct in its origin. This IS from the French, though and it means "shoe". Actually a wooden clog worn by workers many years ago. This gave rise to the term "sabotage" as these workers, ticked off at the new-fangled machines which were taking their jobs, threw these "sabot" into the machines thereby destroying them. If you want to smack me for being a smart-???, I'll understand :-) ---JeffK ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-00:15Who:Berzerker Mssg #37758: How do you pronounce.....
I've even heard ding-dongs at the gun shops saying "sabot" like it rhymed with "rabbit". After saying "SAY-KO" forever, I read about "SOCK-O" a while back and refuse to change. Sometimes people will look at you funny if you do pronounce it correctly...berz ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-01:12Who:444 Mssg #37766: How do you pronounce.....
I was really surprised to see this thread since I have been obsessed with this since childhood and everyone thinks I am an ??? whenever I bring something like this up. . My pet peave is the scope manufacturer Leupold (Lou Pold) pronounced Leo Pold. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-03:44Who:1000 yds Mssg #37783: How do you pronounce.....
Is that (LOU pold) or (lou POLD)? ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-10:34Who:Don OTMW Mssg #37819: How do you pronounce.....
JeffK: You might be right. About the pronunciation, not being a smartass, that is (smile). Indeed, I think you are are right. In the army we were taught "Say-bo", but that might have been for clarity purposes. We referred to our fin-stabilized discarding sabot rounds as "Say-bo" during the Fire Command to differentiate them from the standard solid armor piercing ammo we used. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-11:26Who:BruceB Mssg #37833: How do you pronounce.....
In my opinion (natch!)it is LEW pold. Also, how many times have you seen "Hornady" written/pronounced as "Hornaday" ?? Must drive 'em nuts.... Regards from BruceB ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-11:52Who:ShortRound Mssg #37836: How do you pronounce.....
This isn't really a pronunciation issue (well maybe) but more of a pet peave of mine. The word "y'all" is a contraction of the two words 'you' and 'all.' As such it follows the normal rules for contractions. The aposthrophe should be placed where the letters are left out. Hence the spelling is "y'all" rather than "ya'll." The second spelling would have us pronouncing the word "yah-ull" instead of "yahl." Sorry, I feel better now.... every once in a while I have to take my pet peaves out for a walk. (grin) Sho
rtRound. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-12:30Who:ClarkK Mssg #37839: How do you pronounce.....
I dunno, Bruce, I'm gonna hafta go with LEE-u-pold. Sorry, bud. Now, about Colt, is it Colt or Colt's, and is it S&W Chief Special, Chief's Special or Chiefs Special? I've seen all three variations in "reputable" publications. - Clark ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-13:00Who:CSpackler Mssg #37844: How do you pronounce.....
In their TV commercials, General Yeager says "LOU-pold". So LOU-pold it is for me. - Spackler ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-13:27Who:ClarkK Mssg #37850: How do you pronounce.....
Spackler - Ah do bleeve Genrl Yáy-gah also says "tars" for tires and "awl" for oil. That bean the case, while y'all're shorely in good compny ta pronounce LEE-uh-pold LOU-pold, ah'd still be 'clined ta questchun the awth-en-tissity of that there pronunsayshun. Ennybuddy gotta sticka Beeman's? - Clark ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-13:42Who:9x19 Mssg #37853: How do you pronounce.....
Short Round, Y'all be careful, pet peeves are in season and there's no limit! All calibers are legal, 'cept the lumbering, obese ones.... {big grin} ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-15:04Who:CSpackler Mssg #37864: How do you pronounce.....
You'ins don't acshally think doe's guys is gonna pay General Yeager fer dem camershals an' let 'im mis-pranance da company name, do ya? Dat's my best western pennsavainya accent. - Spackler ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-15:15Who:ClarkK Mssg #37866: How do you pronounce.....
Spackler - Dat wo' he f'om? Ah somehow sorta tho't he a Sothron gen'mn. Ennaway, ah'd'a tho't dey'd'a let the gen-rl pranance da cump-ny name ennaway he lahk ta. Jist mah 2¢. - Clahk ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-16:27Who:nevada Mssg #37879: How do you pronounce.....
You ain't from here'bouts if you say nahvahdah (NV) or press-cott. (AZ) NehVAduh and PRESket, please, pronounced rather (rahther? nah) quickly. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-17:13Who:CSpackler Mssg #37886: How do you pronounce.....
Clark - no, that's where I'm from (close, anyway). The general is from WV. - Spackler ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-18:05Who:sharpsrifle Mssg #37893: How do you pronounce.....
Clark. There used to be a Leupold magazine ad that said it is prounounced LOO-pold. Regards Sharps ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/20/99-18:17Who:Watch-Six Mssg #37896: How do you pronounce.....
Go to www.leupold.com, select company history, scroll to the bottom and click on "How to pronounce Leupold." It will tell you LOO-pold. Watch-Six ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/21/99-11:48Who:1000 yds Mssg #38007: How do you pronounce.....
Does this also apply to "all y'all", which is as everyone knows, the plural of the more often incorrectly used singular "y'all". ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/21/99-16:27Who:Sören Mssg #38036: How do you pronounce.....
"Koch" from HK is pronounced to rhyme on the scottish "loch" like in Loch Ness. Greetings from Berlin/Germany - Sören ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/21/99-17:20Who:Trapbreak Mssg #38039: How do you pronounce.....
Thanks Soren, sometimes it just takes somebody that knows. This could have gone on for weeks. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/21/99-22:13Who:ShortRound Mssg #38072: How do you pronounce.....
"all y'all" is certainly preferable to something silly like "y'alls" or "y'alls's" :o) ShortRound. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/22/99-00:26Who:ribbonstone Mssg #38092: How do you pronounce.....
ShortRound. Ya'll...attempting to create a "You-plural". Can say, "Bill and Fred, I need you to..." and the you is plural, same as if I were to just address two guys, "you need to...". So we southerners came up with "Ya'll" and the center New Yorkers came up with "youse" to make a distinction between singular/plural. It's a useful word, and as many, not considered correct by the anal retentive types that worry excessivly about pronunciation; say it as you please, if they wanted it to be easy to pronounce, they'd spell it better. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/22/99-01:58Who:jollyroger Mssg #38096: How do you pronounce.....
yall er nuts! keep it up. laughin' s'hard i got m'milk flown out m'nose. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/22/99-13:36Who:FreeMe Mssg #38138: How do you pronounce.....
....and if you say Boy-Zee instead of Boy-See, we can tell y'all are not from around here!-FM ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/22/99-17:17Who:BrianW Mssg #38166: How do you pronounce.....
Clark- I THINK it is Chiefs' Special. I say that because it was introduced at a police chiefs' convension. In honor of that, it got the name. I therefore theorize that it should be plural posessive. As far as y'all goes, now that we have that down, what's with y'alls. I understand y'all's, as in "... y'all's yard is full of them danged broken down cars!", but I don't get "Are y'alls going to lunch?". Is a double plural like a double negative? -Brian ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:07/22/99-19:40Who:ShortRound Mssg #38182: How do you pronounce.....
"Y'all" is an inherently and explicitly plural pronoun. Its misuse and abuse is widesread and shameful in the extreme. ShortRound. ------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Brian Dale
September 24, 2003, 01:42 AM
That's easy for you to say.


September 24, 2003, 05:09 PM
Now pronounce THIS:


:evil: :neener:

September 24, 2003, 05:25 PM

December 7, 2003, 10:10 PM
Hop eez. Emphasis on the first syllable. I think. But you mean you can actually clean your gun with it? I always just put a few dabs behind each ear before going on a date. By gar! The things one can learn in this forum. :scrutiny:

December 7, 2003, 10:40 PM
Think thats bad?

I once heard someone refer to an M4 as a "Cabaret" for the better part of 3 hears. ITS A CARBINE GOD DAMNIT!

He stopped playing counterstrike, so I didnt have to take it anymore.

December 8, 2003, 12:48 AM
Hoppe's--a great aftershave:neener:

Kentucky Rifle
December 8, 2003, 08:30 AM
..her elbow knocked over the *open* bottle of Hoppe's....on some CARPET!
If I told you what she called it at THAT time, Oleg would ban me for foul language.

(I ran for the garage because I just KNEW that I was gonna laugh!!!)


December 8, 2003, 01:23 PM
My name is spelled "Luxury Yacht," but it's pronounced "Throat-warbler Mangrove." (Monty Python)

My real last name is the same as a famous author (and distant relative), but he pronounces it differently. I'm continually amazed at the people who are fans of his who insist that I don't know how to pronounce my own name!

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