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I've heard it prounounced "sour coney" before...
Don't be too hard on mis-pronouncers. Unless you've heard it pronounced correctly it's one of those words that isn't obvious (that said I do quite often wince at my husband's mispronunciation of virtually any word of foreign origin, but then he never studied languages and I did linguistics at uni).
Even though I tester a pair last time I bought some new running shoes I can't even remember how the running shop assistant pronounced it. Possibly because I instantly realised they weren't quite the right shoes...
...I always assumed it was a French company and would have guessed at 'saw-coh-ni' or something similar with a French accent.
But now I stand corrected.
hmm. I never noticed it on the box. I'll check next time. I also had a look on Wikipedia and according to that, saucony is pronounced saw - co - knee. Apparently It is named after the Saucon River in Pennsylvania and means "swiftly running waters.
At least I can be confident in what shoes I ask for now!
I used to think that it was pronounced with a soft 'c' in the middle making it 'saw-so-knee'
Glad I know the correct pronunciation now.
Swerve - "It's spelt "Saucony" but it's pronounced "Throat-Wobbler Mangrove"."
Thank god i saw this thread i was going to the shop to ask for 'suck on knees'
I'm sticking with Mizuno
Apparently It is named after the Saucon River in Pennsylvania and means "swiftly running waters.
Is there an echo in here???
Ahhh... yes Ms Uno....
Well I always said sore coney so now I know.
I tend to buy a brand with a proper name like Brooks They even spell it right without the e - that is pronounced Broo - kez
Adidas is another one...
Most people can't spell it right never mind pronounce it... "Addidas" (no!); "Adiddas" (noo!).
And it’s not actually a-dee-das, its addi-das.
ASICS is an acronym for Anima Sana In Corpore Sano... as it's an acronym rather than a word as such the pronunciation could be debatable... but I'd say A-sics unless you're a yank...
Can I make a confession?
When I got back into running, about 5 years ago, I thought they were called..
That logo for the A confussed me because it looks like a D
I never asked for them by that name though
Nike - only the yanks call then Ny-kee.
Imagine the sentence
I ly-kee to wear my ny-kee whether I hy-kee or by-kee to see My-kee to fish for py-kee
And it's scon. Not scone.