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      09-18-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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how is it pronounced

just a quicky from a newbie..is it pronounced Bimmerpost or Beemerpost....
Always heard BMW owners refer to the vehicles as a "BEEMER" as in What car do you drive..."I drive a Beemer".....LOL

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just a quicky from a newbie..is it pronounced Bimmerpost or Beemerpost....
Always heard BMW owners refer to the vehicles as a "BEEMER" as in What car do you drive..."I drive a Beemer".....LOL

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Both are pronounced the same, just spelled different.
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I've always heard them pronounced the same... beemer. There is also a local strip club here called "Beamers" which further consufes the matter.
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Don't say either: just say BMW.
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Bimmer = car

The "i" in Bimmer is like the "i" in "bin".
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Bimmer = car

The "i" in Bimmer is like the "i" in "bin".
So you pronounce it "BIMM-ER" not a "BEEM-ER"?
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So you pronounce it "BIMM-ER" not a "BEEM-ER"?


Bimmer is what you drive on four wheels.

Beemer is what you drive on two wheels.


I think someone already said this above.

Most people (including myself) say Beemer to say they drive a BMW, when they should say Bimmer.
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Bimmer is what you drive on four wheels.

Beemer is what you drive on two wheels.


I think someone already said this above.

Most people (including myself) say Beemer to say they drive a BMW, when they should say Bimmer.
I saw it above, but I guess my whole thing was, I was under the impression while both were spelled differently, they were still pronounced the same.

Thank you for the clarification.
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Bimmer is what you drive on four wheels.

Beemer is what you drive on two wheels.


I think someone already said this above.

Most people (including myself) say Beemer to say they drive a BMW, when they should say Bimmer.
They should? Who the hell makes up these stupid rules?
I have always heard it pronounced Beemer when talking about cars. Actually they are BMWs, any nickname you want to give it is alright (except with the BMW nickname police).

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They should? Who the hell makes up these stupid rules?
I have always heard it pronounced Beemer when talking about cars. Actually they are BMWs, any nickname you want to give it is alright (except with the BMW nickname police).

It's just the way it was originated. You can say whatever you want... You are such a free spirit!
However, if one wants to actually be historically correct (which you obviously don't care about), they SHOULD pronounce them accordingly.
In the end, yes, who gives a fuck.
I was just trying to pass on the right information, buddy. Calm down.
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So can I call my X1 a Bavarian Manure Wagon?
Absolutely! In Germany we also call them "Bayrischer Milchwagen" or in my family "bete mit Wilfried" (pray with Wilfried) after a particularly sanctimonious uncle who was a minister ...
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http://www.bmwccbc.org/misc/tech-and-trivia/bimmer.html

Now I know. And knowing is half the bittle.
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People who say BEE-mur are probably the same douches who pronounce Porsche POR-sha.
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People who say BEE-mur are probably the same douches who pronounce Porsche POR-sha.
That's actually close to the German pronunciation of Porsche.
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That's actually close to the German pronunciation of Porsche.
Correct. And it would be perfectly fine if you are speaking German and pronounce it as such. To spell it out as pheonetically as possible in English, it's pronounced POGH-sheh, with a throaty gutteral sound replacing the "r."

But when someone's speaking English, they sound retarded pronouncing Porsche as if they're speaking German, especially when they don't apply the same rule to other makes (not to mention reverting back to the English pronouciation of "Carrera", too). How many people do you encounter who pronounce Mazda as MAT-su-DA while speaking English?
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What an interesting convo I have always wondered as well.
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So you pronounce it "BIMM-ER" not a "BEEM-ER"?
Well I prefer BEEMER....if one of my friends said...what car do you drive and i said a BIMMER...they'd look at me like I was simple or something, but if I said a BEEMER... the reaction would be Oooooooh!....very posh

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I say "I drive a BM"...as in Bee-Em. I guess, Americans don't really understand what 'BM' really is. When I tell my friends that, they say "what?". I know 'BM' is understood as BMW in many places outside of the US
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I guess, Americans don't really understand what 'BM' really is.
Not really. Just Armenians.
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