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Old 27th March 2007, 10:26   #1
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Hello Guys,

This is very trivial but i have read BMWs as Beemers / bimmers / beamers. . .which one is the most apt acc. to you guys ???

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Old 27th March 2007, 10:28   #2
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I write it as Beemer.
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Old 27th March 2007, 10:46   #3
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i too prefer beemer, but strangely I find a majority of people referring to them as bimmers...its just not phonetically correct methinks!
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Old 27th March 2007, 10:49   #4
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...its just not phonetically correct methinks!
exactly. Just doesn't sound right.

Bimmer = bim er
Beemer = Bee mer. This sounds similar to how you would say it aloud.

Never really seen anyone use Beamer before though.
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Beamer appeals to me - in more ways than one.

ac 427 - methinks you'll get more befuddled after this thread than before
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I remember reading it as Beemer even in some mags....
Anyways, i wud definitely prefer to go with Beemer.
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I think Beemer is the most popular way of referring to them. Usually see it that way in the 'net and mags.
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I always use Beemer. Bimmer doesnt sound right
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Beamer appeals to me - in more ways than one.

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yes man . . ur right. .
in the latest autocar (vol.8 April issue) our man Hormazd sorabjee calls it as Bimmer.
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Bmw motorcycles are called Beemers or Beamers.

Bmw cars are called Bimmers.


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Bmw motorcycles are called Beemers or Beamers.

Bmw cars are called Bimmers.
wow never knew that man . . .
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wow never knew that man . . .
Also check out the following

The Ultimate BMW Blog - Article: What is in a Name...

and interesting stuff from wikipedia

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The term "bimmer" was later coined to refer (exclusively) to BMW automobiles. As such, use of the word "beemer" to refer to a BMW automobile is frowned upon by some BMW enthusiasts, because it is the term used for motorcycles. Although the distinction is completely arbitrary, to this day, the media, movies, and most people still use the term "beemer" to refer to the automobiles. Interestingly, in the German language, the common pronunciation of the term "bimmer" is "beemer."

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BMW - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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IMO, all three are equally un-important to me ..
BMW is best left as BMW
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BMW -- Break My Windows..

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Old 27th March 2007, 15:42   #15
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I prefer to keep it simple "BMer"
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