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This information comes from jan. 2011 edition of rifle by Ron Spomer:
sako: looks like sayco and everybody i know says it that way. its sawco
leupold: most of us call it leeuhpold,in fact mr. leupold changed the pronunciation during wwI to loopold.
nikon: we say nighkahn, it was supposed to be nickahn.
franchi: im probably not alone here, i call it franchee, but its franky.
oehler: i called it oler for years, its actually ailer.
vihtavouri: the finns around here would laugh at me for this one, veetavorey.
lapua: we all say lapooa, the finns say lah pwa.
kahles: not kaylees, its kah-less, like a bostonian without a car.
barsness: bars-ness, not barnsess
hodgdon: hodge-done, not hog-done
heckler & koch, heckler and cock
perazzi: purr-aht-zee
steyr: sty er
krieger: kree-ger, not kray-ger or cry-ger
 
anyways that a short list of stuff ron came up with
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

sako: looks like sayco and everybody i know says it that way. its sawco
 
Actually, it's "Sock-o"
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same thingBucky
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What about my buddy who looked at my hat and said WTH is "swa-fa"" 
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Minox = "Men-ox" instead of "Mine-ox"
Leica = "Like-ah" instead of "Leak-ah" (synthesis of the words "Leitz" and "Camera")
Hornady = "Horn- a-dee."  I often here "day" pronounced at the end, and there's no "a."
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

What about my buddy who looked at my hat and said WTH is "swa-fa"" 

thats classifiedBig Grin
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

sako: looks like sayco and everybody i know says it that way. its sawco
 
Actually, it's "Sock-o"
This one I did not know.  Who would have thought.
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I have had HK's for over thirty years and it has always been "Coke". I don't know where Mr. Spomer has been.
 


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under a rock doug, ive always said coke as wellBig Grin
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I've just always said H&K
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Might have to invent a new cocktail - The Heckler and Coke....hmmmm


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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I've just always said H&K
 
I'll take that with a Heckler and Koch on the rocks.
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Thta would have to be Brandon's new favorite drink!!! Smile
 
Boy I had a lot of those wrong!
 
I always thought Kahles was KALES  one syllable.
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I think it's pronounced "Kah - less."

At least that's how their rep at SHOT pronounced it.
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Their web-site used to say that it's pronounced "call-us"
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It's the same sound a crow makes followed by "less" .... if that helps.
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FWIW, I cringe everytime some guy behind the gun counter says "Lee-ah-pold"
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

It's the same sound a crow makes followed by "less" .... if that helps.

How 'bout this crow!


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Originally posted by bricat bricat wrote:

Their web-site used to say that it's pronounced "call-us"


"ess," "us"... basically the same thing; depending on your accent.
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I was  thinking more about  the "call" vs. the "Kah"
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Originally posted by bricat bricat wrote:

FWIW, I cringe everytime some guy behind the gun counter says "Lee-ah-pold"

why? thats correct. the founder of leupold changed it during wwI so people wouldnt associate him with nazi germany. before that it was correct as loo pold.

here is one im not sure of yet, zeiss- ive heard it two ways. zeiss like we all say. and then a second variation of zeess. not sure which is correct, because both sound like they could be german to me.
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Interesting - When the actual name owner changes it, what is correct.
A peeve of mine is Dick Cheney.
EVERYONE says Cheney.  I guess they kinda let it get changed to ChAney, when his wife admitted in an interview that the family historically went be ChEEney.
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if your from wyoming ( which cheney spent a lot of his childhood growing up and going to school in Casper) it is cheeneyBig Grin
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