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  1. Pronk's Avatar
    Just watched that PhoneDog review of the Lumia 800. Does everyone in the US pronounce Nokia like he does? I'm pretty sure the Finns pronounce it knock-i-yah.

    I bet HTC never have this issue! :)
    11-16-2011 05:13 AM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I think most of Europe calls it 'nock i yah' but you know what these yanks are like, they call aluminium, aluminum LOL ;)

    Then of course there's Tomaahtoe and Tomaytoe, i'm sure there are plenty more.

    Bless em! :)
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 11-16-2011 at 05:27 AM.
    11-16-2011 05:16 AM
  3. Wiccan Lagar's Avatar
    well I noticed in some camera reviews that in Europe Nikon is pronounced Nick-on where in America its N-eye-con.

    Is the T silent in the word "often"?

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    11-16-2011 06:32 AM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Never thought about that one Steveg. I'm a Nick-on person, but I have heard others here refer to it the other way though. :)
    11-16-2011 07:02 AM
  5. Wiccan Lagar's Avatar
    Never thought about that one Steveg. I'm a Nick-on person, but I have heard others here refer to it the other way though. :)
    So is that what you say more awfuhn?

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    11-16-2011 07:11 AM
  6. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yes it's most definitely Nick-On :)
    11-16-2011 07:13 AM
  7. selfcreation's Avatar
    Us Canadians say: NO-KI-AAH!!!! lol
    11-16-2011 08:16 AM
  8. nomoore's Avatar
    Funny you say that about HTC because I just noticed when watching all the video reviews that the British (I think) say it HAYTCH TEE SEE whereas us Americans say AYTCH TEE SEE, leaving off that beginning H sound.
    11-16-2011 08:18 AM
  9. selfcreation's Avatar
    i dont say HTC like that ...... i say .* H . T . C * LMAO!.....

    pronunciation is part of First grade here in Canada , Some country seem to skip that part of Education? LMAO! ;)

    its like the letter Z , in canada we say : ZEE , in the USA they say: ZED
    11-16-2011 08:45 AM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    The English (Spit, boo hiss, etc etc) ;) tend to say Haitch, while in Scotland it's an aitch. :)

    We sure are bringing out the Internationalisation on WPC today. :)
    11-16-2011 08:47 AM
  11. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    We pronounce it No-key-ah here. I've worked with a couple of Nokia PBX's and that's how it was said then.
    11-16-2011 09:00 AM
  12. power5's Avatar
    well I noticed in some camera reviews that in Europe Nikon is pronounced Nick-on where in America its N-eye-con.
    I have heard Knee-con before, not Nick-on. I have only heard N-eye-con in USA though.

    Us Canadians say: NO-KI-AAH!!!! lol
    Isnt it NO-KI-AAH-Eh :D

    its like the letter Z , in canada we say : ZEE , in the USA they say: ZED
    ZED is british I thought. Its Zee in every part of USA I have been. Where did you hear ZED in USA?
    11-16-2011 09:17 AM
  13. threed61's Avatar
    There are so many different pronunciations for Asus, that someone (I assume from Asus) made a vid on how to say it right.
    11-16-2011 09:18 AM
  14. kylej1050's Avatar
    I love when people try to 'correct' how something is said. Someone did that to me about Asus not but a few weeks ago. I just stopped talking and said "did you get what I was saying?" They said yes. So I said "quit interrupting like a jackass and listen then."

    I got great customer service after that. :P
    11-16-2011 09:49 AM
  15. Blacklac's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing about Nokia and HTC. "nock-ee-ah" and "aych-tee-see" both sounds funny to me. Im no English major (obviously), but im pretty sure to correctly pronounce Nokia in English (American English) is actually no-key-a with a strong O. If it was spelled nokkia or nockia, we would say it like the Europeans, "nock-ee-ah".
    11-16-2011 09:52 AM
  16. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    Funny you say that about HTC because I just noticed when watching all the video reviews that the British (I think) say it HAYTCH TEE SEE whereas us Americans say AYTCH TEE SEE, leaving off that beginning H sound.
    It's actually hONG-tA-shIEN. Or something close to that. I'm sure others could romanize it from mandarin much better.
    11-16-2011 09:59 AM
  17. Pronk's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing about Nokia and HTC. "nock-ee-ah" and "aych-tee-see" both sounds funny to me. Im no English major (obviously), but im pretty sure to correctly pronounce Nokia in English (American English) is actually no-key-a with a strong O. If it was spelled nokkia or nockia, we would say it like the Europeans, "nock-ee-ah".
    Well seeing as it's a name rather than a generic term, strictly speaking the correct way to pronounce it is how it's pronounced in its original language regardless of where you are. :)
    11-16-2011 10:35 AM
  18. Blacklac's Avatar
    Good point.
    11-16-2011 11:05 AM
  19. naplesbill's Avatar
    Well seeing as it's a name rather than a generic term, strictly speaking the correct way to pronounce it is how it's pronounced in its original language regardless of where you are. :)
    That could be a marketing failure on Nokia's part then. In Canada, they called Mazda Mazz Duh. In America it is Moz duh. Mazda themselves do this when marketing in one country vs the other.

    If anyone here is old enough to remember when Hyundai came to America (I am), they originally stated that the correct pronunciation was Yun dye. However, it is Hun dye that stuck, and that is how it is marketed.

    I guess my point is that a manufacturer doesn't care how you pronounce their name, as long as you buy their products! ;)
    11-16-2011 12:06 PM
  20. Major's Avatar
    The first one.
    11-16-2011 12:51 PM
  21. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    Just watched that PhoneDog review of the Lumia 800. Does everyone in the US pronounce Nokia like he does? I'm pretty sure the Finns pronounce it knock-i-yah.

    I bet HTC never have this issue! :)
    Uh-mare-i-can or Your-oh-pee-an? ;)
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    11-16-2011 03:06 PM
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