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Posted: 4/8/2002 9:01:58 AM EDT

I've heard mostly "uzee" but I also heard it prounouced "uschee" by a couple of older folks.

Is "uschee" a yiddish form of pronounciation?


Link Posted: 4/8/2002 9:08:56 AM EDT
I've never heard it pronounced any other way than "uzee", so I always assumed that was the right way. The "uschee" might indeed be a Yiddish pronunciation of the "z", like the way some 's' are pronounced as a "th" in some Spanish dialects.
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 9:17:33 AM EDT
McUzi
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 9:29:04 AM EDT
OOOOOOOOOOOOOzeeee nine millimeter
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 10:29:35 AM EDT
ooozy
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 1:37:02 PM EDT
Heck, I hear all kinds of pronunciations for various firearms.

Try these out for starters:

AUG
USR
SAR
VEPR
WASR
­SPAS-12
LAW-12
SAS-12
USAS-12
FAL
LAR
CETME
GALIL
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 3:44:26 PM EDT
To add to the list...

sako
valmet
sabot
fiochi
­sellier & bellot
ishevsk
feg
mas 49/56
mac 10/11
heckler & koch
and some other i can't even spell
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 3:51:38 PM EDT
always called mine the "floozy"
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 4:08:20 PM EDT
To add to the list:

Garand

This is always of hot topic everwhere I go
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 6:56:41 PM EDT
Maadi: mah-dee or mad-dee
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 7:15:25 PM EDT
Mc,

Considering that the weapon's nickname is the same as the designer's...

The designer was Uziel Gal. I'm not Israeli, nor do I speak Hebrew, but I think that both "ooh-zee" and "u-schee" are acceptable.

Any IDF vets in here?
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 7:21:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Avtomat:
Maadi: mah-dee or mad-dee



When customers would bring back their Maadi's after shooting them for 20 rounds, I'd give them my one liner..."so you're Maad eh?" Usually made the customer think twice whether my joke really was that bad or if they missed it. They usually didn't stay mad long, they just laughed AT me. That hurt my ego. I'm saddened to this day.
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 8:01:32 PM EDT
why bother? everyone can say M14
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 9:19:16 PM EDT
Sako- SockO
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 9:27:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Minman72:
Originally Posted By Avtomat:
Maadi: mah-dee or mad-dee




may-odd-e
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 11:48:20 PM EDT
Shpagin.
Dragunov.
Susloparov.
Nikonov.

Built Soviet tough.
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 9:22:40 AM EDT

Dragunov.



dragon off
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 11:44:04 AM EDT
carrots
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 9:01:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcase:
carrots


that's some funny shit, right there!
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 10:56:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RomaRana:
Sako- SockO



FINALLY! SOMEbody got it right!

Anybody for H&K? HECKler and COKE.

How 'bout Hornady?
It AIN'T horn-a-DAY.
I called 'em. Told the gal on the phone what I needed to know.
It's horn-a-DEE.

And, of course, Leupold.
LOOP-Holed.
NOT LEE-UH-POLED.

Silly stuff, but, said wrong, really grates on the ears!
I know. Nag, nag, nag.
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 11:05:22 PM EDT
I can't believe everyone forgot my favorite.

Sig Sauer
Link Posted: 4/10/2002 5:18:03 PM EDT
yewzie
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 1:22:55 PM EDT
uranus...i can see uranus from here and it's BIG....aka brown starfish..
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 1:31:21 PM EDT
Underpants Gnomes
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 1:34:55 PM EDT
What about Sabot? I always thought it was "Say-Bo" but I also heard "Sabb-Ott" : What is it?
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 1:42:12 PM EDT
How about 'Picatinny'?
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 2:01:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
What about Sabot? I always thought it was "Say-Bo" but I also heard "Sabb-Ott" : What is it?




It's SAW-bow. It's french for "shoe" I think. Makes sense when you realize what it means.

Sako is Sock-O. And yep it's irritating hearing it Sake-o. Puhun suomea.

crash.
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 3:54:48 PM EDT
thanks for cheering up my up until now boring Sunday.........lol
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 3:43:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:

Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
What about Sabot? I always thought it was "Say-Bo" but I also heard "Sabb-Ott" : What is it?




It's SAW-bow. It's french for "shoe" I think. Makes sense when you realize what it means.

Sako is Sock-O. And yep it's irritating hearing it Sake-o. Puhun suomea.

crash.



It is SA-BO with long A and long O sounds.
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 5:28:35 PM EDT
I saw an interview with Uziel Galil, the uzi's inventor. It sounded to me like he pronounced it "ootzi". G. Gordon Liddy pronounces it that way too.

On the other hand, Harcourt Academic Press Dictionary pronounces it "oozie".
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 12:26:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
What about Sabot? I always thought it was "Say-Bo" but I also heard "Sabb-Ott" : What is it?



It is a french word, so sAy-bow is correct, although I say sAy-bott......
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 6:50:49 PM EDT
My pet peeve is Husqvarna, as in rifles, outdoor power equipment, and sewing machines (my wife has a Viking-Husqvarna).

It is NOT pronounced "husk-uh-var-nah".

In Sverige, (Swedish for Sweden, pronounced shfair-ee-yuh or shfair-ee-yer depending on the dialect and literally translated as "Our own Kingdom") "sq" after a vowel is pronounced "sh", and "v" after an "sq" is more like an "f".

Say: hoosh-far-nuh. Repeat: hoosh-far-nuh.

Tack so mycket!

BRS



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