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      03-19-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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Bimmer or Bee-mer


......Once again, very bored...lol

But I do want to know what is more popular, Ive grown up hearing beemer and when I hear bimmer I think it sounds stupid, but I just want to know what you think..
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Bimmer Benz or Bentley


Bimmer.
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according to this: http://www.bimmercenter.com/article_001_name.html

it should be Bimmer for cars and Beemer (or Beamer) for bikes...
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You should have never learned how to create a poll!!! LOL
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You should have never learned how to create a poll!!! LOL
Bimmer!
hahahahahahahahahahaha i agree LOL 100%
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      03-19-2011, 03:41 PM   #6
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just an fyi RE: beemer vs. bimmer...

http://www.boston-bmwcca.org/referen...er-beemer.aspx

I do use the appropriate term when need to be, but most of the time I say "BMW".

Bimmer just seems like such a yuppy term...
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Bimmer or Bee-mer


......Once again, very bored...lol

But I do want to know what is more popular, Ive grown up hearing beemer and when I hear bimmer I think it sounds stupid, but I just want to know what you think..
Agreed, even though it is correct in the BMW circle, I have never heard Bimmer.
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I hear Beemer more than Bimmer.
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I hear Beemer more than Bimmer.
Agreed, I have only heard bimmer once ever.
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Agreed, I have only heard bimmer once ever.
Interesting that the last couple have posted that they have heard Beemer more than Bimmer yet Bimmer is winning on the poll.

Not until I really got in to BMW did I ever hear Bimmer.
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Yep, Bimmer=car and Beemer=motorcycle.

But to me it's always been more of a spelling thing because I think they should be pronounced the same (despite what some, and the links above, may say).

What really bugs me is when people say BM. It's not a damn BM, it's a BMW.
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Yep, Bimmer=car and Beemer=motorcycle.

But to me it's always been more of a spelling thing because I think they should be pronounced the same (despite what some, and the links above, may say).

What really bugs me is when people say BM. It's not a damn BM, it's a BMW.
Yes what the hell? My wife is the only person ive ever heard call it a "bm" and it's annoying. Where do they they this one from?
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Who calls our cars by "BM"??? Where I'm from a "BM" is a "Bowel Movement".

I just say BMW.
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I think he's talking about pronounciation, not how it is spelled; bimmer (like simmer) or bee-mer. We all should know it is spelled "bimmer" for BMW cars. I pronounce bimmer as bee-mer.
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I say neither. I only say M3.

I do hear more people say beemer and it always bugs me.
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Yes what the hell? My wife is the only person ive ever heard call it a "bm" and it's annoying. Where do they they this one from?
I don't know where the hell they get it from but it's annoying. Back in 2004 or so, I had someone ask me "how do you like the BM?" and I was like WTF...

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Who calls our cars by "BM"??? Where I'm from a "BM" is a "Bowel Movement".

I just say BMW.
Notice that my original post was edited. That's because I originally wrote "what really bugs the crap out of me is when people call it a BM." I figured that would be the pun to end all puns so I changed the wording, but I guess you guys picked up on the "BM" thing anyway!

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I think he's talking about pronounciation, not how it is spelled; bimmer (like simmer) or bee-mer. We all should know it is spelled "bimmer" for BMW cars. I pronounce bimmer as bee-mer.
Yep. What I was saying is that no matter how ya spell it, "bee-mer" should be the pronunciation. But Bimmer is definitely the correct spelling for our M3s.
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Bimmer Benz or Bentley


Bimmer.
the colloquial use in the states is "beamer." "beamer" is used even in main stream media, in such songs as:

"beamer benz and bentley"
and "fancy"

if you say "bimmer," even at dealerships, people will look at you kind of funny. but, dealerships ironically are not the most knowledgeable people when it comes to cars. lol.
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Over here we just call it BM hahaa
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