Saucony

how do you pronounce it?

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04/10/2007 at 14:44
silly question maybe, but was wondering how people generally pronounce the brand name that is Saucony?
04/10/2007 at 15:03
Sock Oh Knee
04/10/2007 at 15:08
Yup smallest has it right.
04/10/2007 at 15:08
I always pronounce it sore con knee. Perhaps thats why they always give me funny looks in the local running shop.
04/10/2007 at 15:27
Nope, it's "sock-a-knee".

They write it on the shoeboxes.
Nam
04/10/2007 at 15:54
Yup "sock-a-knee" it is...  comes from the Saucony River which according to native american indians means "swiftly running water"
Nam
04/10/2007 at 15:56

I've heard it prounounced "sour coney" before...

*shudders*

04/10/2007 at 16:03

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.

04/10/2007 at 16:23
It's spelt "Saucony" but it's pronounced "Throat-Wobbler Mangrove".
04/10/2007 at 16:25
as swerve says - its written on the box...
04/10/2007 at 16:53

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! 

04/10/2007 at 17:15
Wikipedia is sometimes nonsense. Maybe if you speak in a particularly nasal American accent and de-emphasise the 'co', saw-co-knee might sound a bit like sock-a-knee...?
04/10/2007 at 17:35

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.

04/10/2007 at 17:37
Isn't 'soccer knee' something footballers suffer from...? Just a thought...
04/10/2007 at 17:50

Swerve - "It's spelt "Saucony" but it's pronounced "Throat-Wobbler Mangrove"."

LOL!

04/10/2007 at 18:22

Thank god i saw this thread i was going to the shop to ask for 'suck on knees'

I'm sticking with Mizuno

Nam
04/10/2007 at 22:00

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....

04/10/2007 at 22:27
doh!
05/10/2007 at 11:41

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

Nam
05/10/2007 at 11:59

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.

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