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Old 09-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Maybe it's the part of me that paid attention in grade school, or the fact that I seem to have a decently keen grasp of the English language, but after consistantly seeing this, I felt a need to teach a lesson out of the old textbooks because it's really starting to annoy me.




Per their spelling, these are how the following words would be pronounced:
Spelling Pronunciation Acceptability
Sub (suhb) N/A
Sube (sOOb) Acceptable in some crowds
Subie (sOObE) Definitely Acceptable (See "subiesport magazine")
Suby (sOObE) Acceptable
Subby (suhbB) NOT Acceptable
Subbie (suhbB) NOT Acceptable
Scoby (skOB) NOT Acceptable
Scooby (skOOB) Acceptable
Scoob (skOOb) Acceptable in some crowds



I know that no one cares but me, but I will put it this way....if I had a CTS-V, there is no way on God's green earth that I would ever trust someone with my car who pronounced the word Cadillac "kuh-DEE-yuk".

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Old 09-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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go subbies!
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
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I will kick you in the friggin gonads.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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I know that no one cares but me, but I will put it this way....if I had a CTS-V, there is no way on God's green earth that I would ever trust someone with my car who pronounced the word Cadillac "kuh-DEE-yuk".

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This should be a sticky... BTW your pronounciation there of Cadillac would be about how a strong French accent would say it... I'd trust them more than someone who said "cah-DUH-lAHck"

Rooster is also sometimes accepted (Subarooster). AKA the **** car.
Scewb, Scewbie, and Skewby are also okay, if you're badass.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:01 PM   #5
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I have also heard Subapig, which I believe is acceptable thanks to the rally pig, and the pissed off, warthog-like appearance that seems to have been associated with the 04-05 STi.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:02 PM   #6
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I have also heard Subapig, which I believe is acceptable thanks to the rally pig, and the pissed off, warthog-like appearance that seems to have been associated with the 04-05 STi.
How about STI? Stee? Or WRX as rex (or wrecks)?
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:07 PM   #7
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They are both abbreviations, and therefore should be pronounced as the letters themselves. Ess-tee-aye. Dubya(also, double-yoo)-are-ecks. Wrecks is also acceptable at current, though is the topic of much debate.

Also, I believe that in Japan, Cusco is pronounced KOO-sko, and Exedy is ex-EDDIE. I hear those mispronounced a lot.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:10 PM   #8
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or how about saying STi as one word? like a zit in your damn eyeball!!!

i call it a wrex sometimes. but i hang out with a lot of honda tuners but i confuse their little brains with it cuz they call their beloved crx a 'rex'. i ask, wouldn't that be crex??? my car actually says rex in a sense.

but i usually call my car a dub. which gets mixed up in the vw world. who i also hang out with.
is 'dub' (duh-b) acceptable?
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:13 PM   #9
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Also, I believe that in Japan, Cusco is pronounced KOO-sko, and Exedy is ex-EDDIE. I hear those mispronounced a lot.
Well, I've also heard videos in which Japanese announcers call our cars ImprEEzas.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:14 PM   #10
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IDK. Dub has a bad association with Dub magazine these days. A couple VW owners that I know are pretty pissed about that one themselves.



And apparently the health world is trying to ruin STi as well. They are no longer Sexually Transmitted Diseases, but instead are Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:15 PM   #11
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Well, I've also heard videos in which Japanese announcers call our cars ImprEEzas.
Weird. Apparently the way they say Subaru sounds a lot like tsu-BAAA-lo is what I've heard as well....
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:27 PM   #12
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They are both abbreviations, and therefore should be pronounced as the letters themselves. Ess-tee-aye. Dubya(also, double-yoo)-are-ecks. Wrecks is also acceptable at current, though is the topic of much debate.

Also, I believe that in Japan, Cusco is pronounced KOO-sko, and Exedy is ex-EDDIE. I hear those mispronounced a lot.
I hate when people actually say the word "sti." And it's always people who pretend to really love the cars too... "Hey, didja drive the sti?" The WHAT?

Im-pret-za like how Jeremy Clarkson says it is my favorite. Rex is fun to say. Hoosier I thought was French when I was younger (who-see-eh).

Porsche is Poor-sha, not Poor-sh. Ah the list goes on and on.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:30 PM   #13
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Yeah. Clarkson is like the only Brit that doesn't put a "r" sound on the end of it.


And Porsche is actually a German word, so the E does get pronounced. It bugs me when people say it Porsh. To me, that sounds like a drunk person talking about what some Southerner sipping iced tea is sitting on in a rocking chair.
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I had a kid in a Toyota Celica pull up next to me and ask if I was running with "sti's"!
I had to ask him what he said a couple of times before I realized what he was asking me....of course other noises around didn't make it any easier, but still was pretty retarded.
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I don't especially like "Dub" because as you guys mentioned it can easily be confused with VW. My brother says it and I always tell him that its not a "Dub", its a WRX. I don't know though, kind of just a personal peeve.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:34 PM   #16
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I just call it a Subaru. I'm not that picky.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:43 PM   #17
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not that picky kent???
"pronunciation, a how-to"
ha ha just joshin ya. i tried to put impretza over here on the left in the details thing but it wouldn't fit... i like how they call sedans 'salloons'
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And Porsche is actually a German word, so the E does get pronounced. It bugs me when people say it Porsh. To me, that sounds like a drunk person talking about what some Southerner sipping iced tea is sitting on in a rocking chair.
Ditto, I hated that, especially when Jay Leno would say it...

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I just call it a Subaru. I'm not that picky.
You started the thread! You SEWB NUBE
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it actually is pronounced subAru (as if there were to be an accent on the A)
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this is true
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Nice write up....
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Nicely put. Would read again. My Scoobysnacks buddy.
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I have also heard Subapig, which I believe is acceptable thanks to the rally pig, and the pissed off, warthog-like appearance that seems to have been associated with the 04-05 STi.
I like how the rally pig is actually a symbol of a Japanese version of playboy lol.

And I dislike when people call an S-T-I a sty or steye. COME ON!
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I will kick you in the friggin gonads.
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