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Need to clarify pronunciation of Hoppe's.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by stchman, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. stchman

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    Ok, I know I am nit picking but it gets me irritated when people mis-pronounce the name of Hoppe's.

    The correct pronunciation is (Hop-eez).

    Too many folks pronounce it Hops(like a rabbit) which is wrong.
     
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    This oughta be fun ......:D
     
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    Does it say this is correct on their website or something? I'm curious as to what foundation of proof the OP has for this.
     
  4. CoRoMo

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    I think I've also heard it pronounced 'Hoe-Peez' before.
     
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    Argument?
     
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    You and Nickintosh got into this again, didn't you?
     
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    Makes me wish for smell-a-vision.

    I think I'm going to try to contact Hoppe's (hop'-peez) and see about making a #9 airfreshener for the home and office.

    Q
     
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    Just leave a bottle of it open with a few large patches to wick the liquid up out of the bottle.
     
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    Genius!
     
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    I put a dab behind each ear and on each wrist. :D
     
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    Heard a young person say "Hops" the other day and corrected him kindly....no big deal. It didn't irritate me.

    I've been using the stuff for more than 50 years. Been callin' it "hoppies" all my life.

    I do not correct people who mispronounce "Walther". Does anyone? How about "Franchi"? "Nagant"? "Sako"?

    Anyone get upset when they hear "Berthier" pronounced as "birthy err" or "birth ear"?

    Carbine?

    Merlot?
    :)
     
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    Well I'll be damned. All this time I've been pronouncing it wrong. Now I have to kill myself to restore my family's honor.
     
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    This is not nearly as bad as the folks that get really mad over people calling a magazine a clip. We all know it is a magazine, but I do know what they mean.

    Should we tell them to get a life as well?
     
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    I have a hard enough time pronouncing the screen names of THR members.
     
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    I use korn licker; that's ezz'er:D. Some one pass the bottle of rabit juce, hipity hopity hops, like a rabit.:D
     
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    Hah!

    Would you look at that, it is pronounced Hoppies.

    Who'da thunk?
     
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    Just to clarify. Does this mean Hoppe's #9 and "Love Potion #9" AREN'T one in the same? I guess that might clarify some of my problems as of late. ;->

    -Matt
     
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    Too funny! :D
     
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    "Boing" "Boing" "Boing":D
     
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    I did not think this was such a highly debated topic.
     
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    I was probably 5 or 6 or so before I found out that Hoppe's wasn't named after Hoppy - Hopalong Cassidy.

    I can't believe my mother saved some of my stuff from back in the 1950s.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Good thing I just point and nod.........
     
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