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post #1 of 21 Old 08-11-2002, 06:07 AM - Thread Starter
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I have heard it pronounced many ways. What is the right way: 'Vega' , 'Wega' , 'Vwega' ???

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Ask anyone who owned an old Chevrolet. Vega.

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Yup.

It two "V's" stuck together.

Like This------------ VV

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According to Sony its "Vega" ...


but of you can pronouce it anyway you want to ...
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It is kind of strange when it is in print that it is spelled with a W.
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What's up with Sony and stupid names? Wega and the palm ODA Clie?? I think that's pronounced Click?? Stupid. I pronounce it Waygah. If
Sony wants people to pronounce/remember their products they should have....wait it minute, maybe it's working...here we are discussing their stupid name!!!!!!! :)
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Sony "Vaio". Try to pronounce that...
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Quote:
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It is kind of strange when it is in print that it is spelled with a W.
No man...

It's two "V's" stuck together.


Like this --- VV

Looks like a "W" but is really two "VV's"

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Wow, I didn't realize it was 2 'V's. I assumed it was pronounced WAY-GUH. But if it's 2 Vs, I would pronounce it Vega as well then.

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Maybe it's a case of Sony Japan expressing their admiration for all things German. :D

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Maybe it's a case of Sony Japan expressing their admiration for all things German. :D
Hey, that would explain why the new line is going to be called the Fuufburger Chachkinleeem line. :D

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Mfusick: Sony does use a W at least sometimes. This is a copy and paste directly from Sony's Press release title:

SONY ELEVATES NEW GRAND WEGA LCD PROJECTION SETS TO THE PRESTIGIOUS XBR LINE-UP

Notice that they use a "W" not "VV" .
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In my vocab, Wega gets renamed to "wedgie".
Grand Wega becomes Grand Wedgie, especially at that price.
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I thought it was pronounced SOH-Nee. :p
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Quote:
Originally posted by Southerncentralrain2
Mfusick: Sony does use a W at least sometimes. This is a copy and paste directly from Sony's Press release title:

SONY ELEVATES NEW GRAND WEGA LCD PROJECTION SETS TO THE PRESTIGIOUS XBR LINE-UP

Notice that they use a "W" not "VV" .
It started out a a VV and turned into a W along the way and over the years.

It's still called "VEGA" though...

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I think Sony needs some help with the product names. I think VVega and Vaio suck! As for the pronunciation of SONY it is SAW-NEE from the 60's when they made transistor radios. Or how about the old coinage, "Standard Oil New York."
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I think maybe we have too much time on our hands. :p
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Just waiting on the GVV-XBR...... :)
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Who voted they pronounce it "Vwega" is what I want to know... :) I'm trying to imagine the looks on the faces of the uptight Sony store reps here if someone came in and asked them when they'd have the new Grand Vwegas :D
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WL,

I think you can cover yourself either way pronouncing it like that!

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I can not believe this thread is still going...

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