Photographers unable to pronounce names of camera companies.

Started Jan 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
Alleg1 Contributing Member • Posts: 936
Re: Oulinbasi! Some song!

meland wrote:

canonagain123 wrote:

In Chinese, Olympus is Oulinbasi!

In Japanese, it's pronounced Orinpisu (if you pronounce it Olinpisu it sounds feminine)

Samsung is pronounced almost like "some song" in Korean

I think Canon ("cannon") fits English better than Jianeng or Kyanon

It depends on the language you're speaking

Actually the point I was trying to make was not so much about pronunciation, or the language spoken, so in that I fully accept that the title of the OP wasn't the greatest, but the curious tendency some have to shorten photographic company names and end them with a Y, e.g. Tammy, Panny, Siggy, Oly, etc.

Anyone care to explain why they do that?

Surely, they are terms of affection are they not?

They are on a par with referring to a photographer as a "tog", equally naff, in my view..

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