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Thread: Pronounciation

  1. #1
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    Nov 2004


    So, here's a dumb question. I had some people admiring my new Tom Bihn bag and the question came up, how do you pronounce "Bihn"?

    Is it "Bin" or "Bean"? Or something else entirely?
    Last edited by Tantris; 11-17-2004 at 01:40 PM.

  2. #2
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    Upper left hand corner of the U.S. map (lower 48 states)
    In the United States we say "Bin". The original German pronounciation is more like "Bean".

    Many people conclude I'm Vietnamese because Binh is a very common Vietnamese name, aber Ich bin ein Berliner.
    Last edited by Tom Bihn; 11-24-2004 at 07:37 PM.

  3. #3
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    Thanks, Tom ... much appreciated.

    Although I'm a big fan of historical accuracy, I'll stick with common American practice. If someone says "Hey, cool bag!!" to me and I proudly tell them that it's my new "Bean Bag", they'll think I'm nuts. If I instead say it's it's my new "Bin Bag", they'll say "Wow. What's that? Where can I get one?".

    Much more satisfying all around ....

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