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Old 07-28-2003, 03:00 AM   #1
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How do you pronounce bimmer?

Is it e as in Beemer?

Or i as in picture.. I've never been to sure.
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Old 07-28-2003, 03:07 AM   #2
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i as in picture....
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Old 07-28-2003, 03:11 AM   #3
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Does anyone prononce it beemer?
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Old 07-28-2003, 03:38 AM   #4
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The spelling is bimmer but you pronounce it beemer... That's what I think anyway...
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Old 07-28-2003, 04:21 AM   #5
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bimmer = the car
beemer = the motorcycle

i read it somewhere ... is it true ?
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Old 07-28-2003, 04:40 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by qimis
bimmer = the car
beemer = the motorcycle

i read it somewhere ... is it true ?
yes

that's what i read on 1000 places as well
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Old 07-28-2003, 05:47 AM   #7
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it doesn't matter man... it SOUNDS as "bimer/beemer/beamer" because of the B and M... some people call it B.M, who cares, there's NO right or wrong
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Old 07-28-2003, 06:30 AM   #8
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pronounced Bee'mer.. .I believe.
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Old 07-28-2003, 11:35 AM   #9
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it's bimmer, beamer is the motorcycle.

But most people just use them interchangably nowadays.

however... the proper and traditional denotation is bimmer for cars.
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Old 07-28-2003, 01:05 PM   #10
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its pronounced like beemer
i used to say bimmer long time ago until i learned the so called proper way
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Bimmer for the car,
beamer for a motorcyle,
and beamer if you're beanie man
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Old 07-28-2003, 02:33 PM   #12
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SWEEEEET.

I think beemer sounds better, bimmer sounds like a rich english butler term.. or some guy would use it talking about his 740i
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Old 07-28-2003, 05:48 PM   #13
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I've been pronouncing it as beemer, thats what I thought it always was.

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Old 07-28-2003, 05:49 PM   #14
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its BE EM VE For gods sakes
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