That's a funny Pronunciation


#261

Uh huh, …

“Hey Google, what is the Origin of Nike…?”

“Nike is a shoe company that originated In the USA when some profiteering prick realised people would pay 40 times what a pair of sneakers was actually worth if he paid sports stars a wad of cash to wear them…”

:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#262

Just did it. Nookie.


#263

Greek god, innit?


#264

So:

Nookie. Just Do It.


#265

Yup. Goddess.

In Greek Mythology , Nike was the Goddess of speed, strength and victory. Also known as Winged Goddess , Nike is most often pictured as having wings. She was the child of Pallas (Titan) and Styx


#266

Would have made a nice partner to Hermes, then.


#267

Ha! Yes, … a Perfect match


#268

Would have nice handbags then…and lots of sportswear.


#269

Similar issue (sportswear wise) with the American pronunciation of Adidas - Ad-EE-das.

It was from the founders name, Adi Dassler. Obviously then it’s Ad-i-das.


#270

Ditto Nee-sahn and Marz-da.


#271

Actually, Ahdee -dahs.


#272

You can’t use the spelling argument in English because it’s not a phonetic nor consistent language. In that case, we’ll keep pronouncing it “darby”, thank you very much.


#273

Dercy Parish disagrees with this post.


#274

Hey @barnz I think I’ve found officially the most boomer rant of all time


#275

And Puma was started by his brother.

Puma Dassler.


#276

The syntax is ■■■■■■■ with me.


#277

Always thought it was Ladidas


#278

Imagine googling a company name and all the results were about stuff that company produces?

HOW DARE THEY


#279

My grandmother was partial to a serve of “yoggit” after her evening meal.


#280

You tell the English to shut up.