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I had a girlfriend from Essex once - she made those Americans sound like the model of correctness!!
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When on the bus in Yorkshire many moons ago I overheard a yank asking the way to Knaresborough, pronouncing it K-naris-bu-roo. That confused the bus conductor for a while!
I am a bit bemused - 6 pages and no one mentioned the real explanation.. or did you guess it in the meantime?
Look at your old lenses: it says 28mm 3.5 Nippon Kogaku = Japan Optical .
that was later shortened to Nikko and they added the n so that it rhymes with Zeiss
Quote: shortened to Nikko and they added the n so that it rhymes with Zeiss
One of mine does have Nipon Kogaku on it, and another has EL Nikkor.
(No, El Nikkor is not the Spanish one)
But Nikon doesn't rhyme with Zeiss does it ?
It could rhyme with Ziss Ikon, but that would depend on how you pronounce Ikon, and we're back at the beginning.
Lets go round a again
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