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Hoppe's pronunciation

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Snowdog, Sep 20, 2003.

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  1. Snowdog

    Snowdog Member

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    The correct pronunciation for Hoppes is "Hop-ese", correct?
     
  2. Thumper

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    Hoppy's...yeah. :D
     
  3. stevelyn

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    Yup, Hop peez.
     
  4. jsalcedo

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    I've always heard it pronounced like hops.

    Any definitive solvent linguists out there?
     
  5. SDC

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    I've always heard it as "hoppy's".
     
  6. Snowdog

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    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.

    :confused:
     
  7. 4v50 Gary

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    If it's Germanic in origin, then it would be Hop-pe (the "pe" with a short e).
     
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    I've always known it as "hops".
    What a rabbit does.
     
  9. Thumper

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    Hoppy's amongst the gunny.

    How about Bianchi?

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

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    "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
     
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    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".

    Thanks!
     
  12. Snowdog

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    I've always understood it to be pronounced "Heckler and coke" unless one just says "H&K" and skirt the whole issue. ;)
     
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    Agree , but tend to skirt even moreso...its a "HK"
     
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    I heard it both ways, used it both ways, have always gotten what I asked for (#9), so I guess I 'communicated'.:D
     
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    Wasn't that an old 1950's song?
    "Gun Potion #9"
    :D
     
  16. auschip

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    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."
     
  17. ed dixon

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    I grew up saying "Hops." Posted the same question about a year ago. Shutterbugs: Mamiya?
     
  18. MAKOwner

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    I've always called it Hops, and I will continue to do so seeing as "hoppy's" sounds too damn gay, lol...
     
  19. OPM Inc.

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    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. :)
     
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    I pronounce it "hoppes";)

    (hoppy)
     
  21. Sean Cloherty

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    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?

    Ciao!
     
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    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.
     
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    Well, that's interesting

    My e-mail just returned as "undeliverable, no such recipient".
    Used the e-mail link on Michaels of Oregon's website. :confused:
     
  24. BluesBear

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    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.
     
  25. JohnBT

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    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.

    John
     
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