Interesting reading about "Pentax"

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James O'Neill Veteran Member • Posts: 5,763
Re: Interesting reading about "Pentax"

I knew about  "Pentaprism Contax" spawning both Penta-con and  Pen-tax but it's the first time I've seen the German camera.

(just as Nikon was Nippon-Ikon also from Zeiss. I think that's why some people pronounce it it as nigh con  and others as Nick-on")

The first time I heard someone talking about our brand he called it Ash-eye Pentax. And it was some years before I noticed that wasn't spelt like that at all. I've been thinking it was Ass-er-high for decades, but the beer which shares the name has been running commercials recent saying As-are-he .

At least Pen-tax (a levy on writing implements) is easy to get right. If Asahi had taken Pentacon,  we'd be have people saying Pen-ter-con and Pen-tack-on

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