Neodymium - Who really knows?

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  1. bloobass

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    So I enjoy "window shopping" in music stores, I'm always on the lookout for a deal, and I REALLY get a kick out of hearing all the various levels of noodling that goes on. One thing I've noticed...everybody pronounces "neodymium" differently. I've heard NEOD-de-um, neo-DIME-eum, neo-dim-e-um....etc. Anybody else noticed this? It makes it hard for me to put faith in a sales person that can't correctly pronounce his merchandise.
  2. bassfran

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    Your 3rd ex. is correct.
  3. jeepin_jer1

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    Yes, it is funny how a not so correct pronunciation gets stuck in someones head.
    I don't hold it against people, cause some just have bad verbal habits (even myself from time to time).
  4. fdeck

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    Physicist here, with 5 chemists in my family. It's neo-DIM-eum.
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    You really do learn something new every day.

    I have a beautiful pair of Bergantino AE210s and have only called the speakers "Neo".
  6. bassfran

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    Physicist Francis. Cool.

    Say THAT one 5 times fast!

    :p
  7. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    Yup, as someone who has spent a fair amount of time with a periodic table, it is hard to believe anyone could mispronounce it at all. That said people surprise me often with things like this...
  8. jungleheat

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    That's nothing, I once heard a guy (WHO OWNED A GUITAR SHOP), pronounce Gibson as "Jibson". I really hope he was joking, but I'm not so sure.
  9. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Salesmen should probably just stick to calling them "neo" cabs. Because having been in sales a long time I can tell you this. If you say the whole freaking word (even if you say it perfectly), SOMEONE will come in and want to argue with you about it. And it's a loose loose for the salesman. If he tries to correct the customer, he's screwed. If he just says "OK, fine. Sorry I botched that one up." people like you guys will think he's an idiot and not buy from him anyway.

    Give the kids a break. They just can't win with picky people like you guys. If saying that word incorrectly really bugs you, odds are you are going to be nearly impossible to satisfy anyway. Again, 20 years of sales experience here. Some people can't (or won't) be satisfied.
  10. ahc

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    Nearly as bad as people who try to pronounce the word "nuclear". Including people who are nuclear engineers.
  11. dincz

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    knee - owe - dim - ee - yum
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    ... and Presidents of the United States. Let's move on to February.
  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    How about Piezo?
  14. bassfran

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    Ah, Munj- you beat me to it.
  15. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

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    ...and schedule.
  16. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules! Supporting Member

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    Sad how many spelling errors are on TB. Embarrassing. Love my GK Neo 112s.
  17. fdeck

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    ... and Presidents who are nuclear engineers. ;)
  18. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

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    Carter butchered "nuclear." And he worked in the industry before becoming President.
  19. Jim C

    Jim C Supporting Member

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    This is why I'm here.
    Surrounded by some really smart people on this board who actually like music let alone bass.
  20. Bassman62

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    In the UK the 'R' letter in much in favour :- drawring pin, drawring book, sore instead of saw, lore and order, roar materials etc, I just surprised that this week it wasn't snowing but snoring.

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