That's a funny Pronunciation


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…”



Just did it. Nookie.


Greek god, innit?



Nookie. Just Do It.


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


Would have made a nice partner to Hermes, then.


Ha! Yes, … a Perfect match


Would have nice handbags then…and lots of sportswear.


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.


Ditto Nee-sahn and Marz-da.


Actually, Ahdee -dahs.


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.


Dercy Parish disagrees with this post.


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


And Puma was started by his brother.

Puma Dassler.


The syntax is ■■■■■■■ with me.


Always thought it was Ladidas


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



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


You tell the English to shut up.