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28 Sep 2011 - 9:14 PM

I had a girlfriend from Essex once - she made those Americans sound like the model of correctness!!Tongue

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mikehit  56475 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2011 - 9:12 AM

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!

annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2011 - 12:17 PM

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

keith selmes
25 Oct 2011 - 12:51 PM

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 Smile

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