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#1 lilrunner

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:52 PM

After purchasing quite a few pairs of Saucony shoes (because they feel great!), I realised that I'm unsure how to pronounce the brand name. I've heard on American sites "sock a knee" but I just don't think I have heard anyone in Australia pronouncing it that way.

I want to say I've heard it pronounced "saw cone nee"

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:18 PM

I've always pronounced it "sa-co-nee", perhaps the Americans do it differently. For a good example of regional pronunciation look at how people in NZ pronounce "Subaru".

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 10:18 PM

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I've heard on American sites "sock a knee" but I just don't think I have heard anyone in Australia pronouncing it that way.
I want to say I've heard it pronounced "saw cone nee"

ha ha those damn americans ! saw cone nee is just fine.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 06:46 AM

Lilrunner,
There is a Saucony advertisement in one of the running magazines - in the ad it has SAUCONY and in brackets next to it is saw-koh-nee. I presumed this was placed there to aid pronounciation.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 07:10 AM

ahhh thanks for clarifying, everyone! I feel better now  :D

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:39 AM

View PostSpectre, on Mar 23 2008, 09:18 PM, said:

I've always pronounced it "sa-co-nee", perhaps the Americans do it differently. For a good example of regional pronunciation look at how people in NZ pronounce "Subaru".

Or how Australians pronounce 'karaoke'.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 11:55 AM

Saucony is close to most popular running shoe brand here in SW Ontario - despite this even locals use variety of pronunciations.  Found use of Kiwi pronunciation of Subaru as example interesting as my Japanese friends tell me that the Kiwis have it right - -------------

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:41 PM

So they are good?
I have a pair on lay-by at the moment :D

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:05 PM

View PostSunset, on Mar 24 2008, 12:41 PM, said:

So they are good?
I have a pair on lay-by at the moment :D

Yeah, I find them great, though shoes are such a personal preference. I run in the Ride for shorter distances of under 20k and the Guide and Hurricane for easy/long runs.  

I just love the cushiony, great shock absorbant feel about their soles. I use to run in the Asics 2130 and when I transfer back, it just feels very 'thin'

What I love about them also is the sport outlet stores around Brisbane always sell last year's models at drastically reduce prices so I pick 'em up real cheap.