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05/19/2013 08:44:46 AM · #1
I went to the BBC site, and watched a video that was sponsored by Nee-kahn!

And yet in America, it would have been sponsored by N-eye-kon.

At least when you shoot canon, you know who sponsors your programs!!

Message edited by author 2013-05-19 08:45:07.
05/19/2013 08:47:18 AM · #2
i always wondered the same, which is the proper pronunciation?
05/19/2013 08:49:42 AM · #3
I've had this discussion before. It's Nik-on. Nik as in Nick. Nicholas. Nick off. Thrown in the nick. Knickers. Definitely nothing like Nike, as is Mike, or any variation thereof.
05/19/2013 08:52:44 AM · #4
Yup. Canon.
05/19/2013 08:56:14 AM · #5
Can you imagine us Canon shooters to be so f***ing pretentious as to have multiple pronunciations for our brand? Can't you just hear us talking about our Caahnons?
05/19/2013 08:57:05 AM · #6
Originally posted by pamb:

Can you imagine us Canon shooters to be so f***ing pretentious as to have multiple pronunciations for our brand? Can't you just hear us talking about our Caahnons?


haha! Maybe we should give it a shot!
05/19/2013 08:57:22 AM · #7
Sorry. Drinking again. I maybe should stop. Or not. Now's a great time for an honest opinion! :)
05/19/2013 08:59:29 AM · #8
Originally posted by pamb:

Sorry. Drinking again. I maybe should stop. Or not. Now's a great time for an honest opinion! :)


Drinking at 9 in the morning. That's what you get when you have the upscale caahnon. You should stick with the 7D -- that brings you down to earth a bit. :)

(of course I know it's not 9 in the morning there -- but it's still 9 in the morning, and you're drinking, so there!)
05/19/2013 09:01:10 AM · #9
I've been told its always 5 o'clock somewhere. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
05/19/2013 09:02:30 AM · #10
Originally posted by pamb:

I've been told its always 5 o'clock somewhere. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.


5am is even worse!!! You really do have a problem!! ;P
05/19/2013 09:05:47 AM · #11
It is currently 11:04 pm on Sunday night where I am. Work day tomorrow. Kids to school etc etc etc etc.

I still LOVE my Caahnon. Fortunately it is very far away from me atm.
05/19/2013 09:10:32 AM · #12
9am here. Day just starting. One kid gone for two days to a state envirothon competition (which is really too bad, because I wanted to use her in the fork in the road photo shoot!), going to pick the other up from a boy scout order of the arrow ordeal (been gone for two days). Still have to come up with something for green -- so the caahnon will have to go with me, just in case.

Tried playing around with a couple of ideas this morning, but there's a huge learning curve to what I was trying. Definitely not enough time to figure it out by tonight.

I wonder what a green squirrel would look like... :)
05/19/2013 09:20:31 AM · #13
Even a green squirrel shot with a Caahnon would look fantastic. I have nothing in voting currently and foresee nothing in voting for a while yet. Other stuff happening. I am enjoying perusing the forums and adding my thoughts when I can formulate them. I am really enjoying the absolute total lack of stress/worry associated with challenge entries. And commenting while under the influence, of course.
05/19/2013 10:47:27 AM · #14
I'll pronounce it Nick-ahn, if everyone everywhere agrees to pronounce aluminum correctly, and never "al-lou-miny-ummm" ever again.
05/19/2013 10:54:36 AM · #15
But it IS al-u-min-e-um. Aluminium. So there.
05/19/2013 11:08:46 AM · #16
And don't get me started on 'bokeh'!
05/19/2013 11:24:48 AM · #17
fine-but can we agree height is pronounced "hite" not "high-th" ? thats why they put the h on the left side of the t. its silent.
05/19/2013 11:28:32 AM · #18
i have heard can-own and use that pronunciation myself.
05/19/2013 11:39:08 AM · #19
It is Nigh-Kan like die with an n and the rath of.... All them there Brits have accents bless their heart, ya kain't understand about halfin what they say
05/19/2013 11:54:09 AM · #20
The language is English.

Height is definitely 'hite'.
05/19/2013 11:57:27 AM · #21
Thank God I buy my stuff in Dutch speaking shops. At least there's not the hassle of pronouncing it this or that way. In Dutch it's plain simple Nikon like Nixon but with a K.

Message edited by author 2013-05-19 11:57:58.
05/19/2013 12:23:22 PM · #22
Its pronounced .......get a life

Message edited by author 2013-05-19 12:23:45.
05/19/2013 12:31:06 PM · #23
Originally posted by blindjustice:

fine-but can we agree height is pronounced "hite" not "high-th" ? thats why they put the h on the left side of the t. its silent.

That drives me nuts when I hear it pronounced that way. I heard so many people mispronounce it that for a few years I thought I may have been the one pronouncing it wrong.
05/19/2013 12:48:40 PM · #24
Originally posted by blindjustice:

fine-but can we agree height is pronounced "hite" not "high-th" ? thats why they put the h on the left side of the t. its silent.

Can we agree that the contraction of "it is" is spelled with an apostrophe (it's)? Unless you are claiming the h belongs to the t ...
05/19/2013 04:02:06 PM · #25
Well at least we all agree on how nucular is pronounced.
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