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How the hell do you pronounce this?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Booty Bits, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    you know that sneaker company Saucony?
    i just bought a pair for working out yesterday, and then i realized that i really have no clue how to pronounce the name.

    anyone?
     
  2. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    i think it's saw-cone-ee.
     
  3. Lainey

    Lainey TRIBE Member

    Saw-con-ie
     
  4. Incrimin8

    Incrimin8 TRIBE Member

    I think this is correct.
     
  5. PolishPrincess

    PolishPrincess TRIBE Member

    saw-ka-knee...

    I know how to say it....but i'm just not sure if i spelled it right for you to sound out.....
     
  6. Adam

    Adam TRIBE Member

    I just got a pair on the weekend too, and the correct way to say it is written on the box. It's some ancient native word meaning something noble and majestic.
     
  7. alcid

    alcid TRIBE Member

    I heard a shoe salesman pronounce it saw-Sony
     
  8. PolishPrincess

    PolishPrincess TRIBE Member

    .lol.
     
  9. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    you're loling but its only the difference of a soft C vs. a hard C.
     
  10. Fillmore

    Fillmore TRIBE Member

    Im prety sure its sauc-on-me or something like that ;)
     
  11. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

     
  12. Adam

    Adam TRIBE Member

    google wins again

    Q: How do I pronounce "Saucony"?
    A: Saucony is pronounced: sock-a-knee (with the emphasis on the first syllable). It is named after the Saucon River in Pennsylvania and means "swiftly running waters."

    http://www.saucony.com/faq.aspx
     
  13. sugar

    sugar TRIBE Member

    This is why everything should be written in the International Phonetic Alphabet. Then there would be no confusion.
     
  14. Adam

    Adam TRIBE Member

    good eyedeeeah shugarr
     
  15. sugar

    sugar TRIBE Member

    Unfortunately there are no ascii codes for most of the IPA symbols, so I can't illustrate its perfection on Tribe.
     
  16. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Does it matter at this point? You've already got them.
    Now you can just refer to them as your "running shoes"
     
  17. mmstar

    mmstar TRIBE Member

    ...And to think I have been pronouncing it wrong all this time.
     
  18. The Tesseract

    The Tesseract TRIBE Member

    Saucony's are great.

    Good traction, good insoles, breathable, lightweight.

    good indoor crosstrainers.





    BTW: Its Sawk-oh-nee
     
  19. JESuX

    JESuX TRIBE Member

    my old best friend growing up, and her entire family wore these shoes. they were a happy little family of professional runners :)

    they pronounced it "Sock-a-knee"
     
  20. mmstar

    mmstar TRIBE Member

    I went to school in New England, which is where these are made - just outside of Boston, I believe (?)...and everyone there (and I mean everyone) wore Sauconys. It was just a little bit ridiculous. Anyway, they all pronounced it, 'sauce-ony'


    But I believe the official website....I guess...:)
     
  21. The Truth

    The Truth TRIBE Member

    What about Adidas?

    Is it A-DEE-DAS?
    or
    ADI-DAS?
     
  22. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    My cousin in NYC says it's Sa-cone-ee.
     
  23. JESuX

    JESuX TRIBE Member

    I WIN!!!

    :)
     
  24. JESuX

    JESuX TRIBE Member

    they also pronounce "new york" as "Nooo Yoaahk"

    who you gonna trust? :p
     
  25. noisy

    noisy TRIBE Member

    Or Nike, one syllable or two? (I vote for 2 syllables)
     

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