What's new

A car brand I've been mispronouncing my whole life... (1 Viewer)

Mike_in_Boston

Nitro Member
When I was a little kid in the '60's, I used to build plastic car models.
One of them was Ohio George Montgomery's '33 Willys Coupe Malco Gasser.
I always called it a "WILL-eez". Pretty sure I've heard many others thru the years pronounce it that way too.
Today on NHRA.tv the announcer for the Midwest Pro Mods kept saying "WILL-iss" instead of "WILL-eez".
Looked it up on Wikipedia and to my surprise, the announcer was RIGHT! See footnote #1 on this page...
 

Sandman

Nitro Member
Still Will-eez in my vocabulary. Lots of stuff that way. As a machinist, every single person I know for that past 20 years has pronounced Fanuc controllers as "Fa-Nook". Recently, I found out it's pronounced "Fa-nik". Also, people my whole life have been mispronouncing my last name. The pronounce it "idiot". They must think it has French origins or something...
 
Ways To Support Nitromater

Users who are viewing this thread


Top