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      01-01-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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"Bimmer" or "Beamer" clarification

Is it true that when referring to a BMW automobile that you should say "Bimmer," but when referring to a BMW motorcycle, you should say "Beamer?" I searched and found this thread saying that that was the case:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...er#post1977475

But I'm not sure if this is really accurate, or just someone stating something that they aren't really sure about. Inquiring minds want to know.

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i always thought it's bimmer
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It's true, Bimmers are cars, Beamers are bikes.
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When I first got mine I was confused just the same. Looking at the word "Bimmer" and pronouncing it as "Beamer" didn't make sense to me, but I just went with it.
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When I first got mine I was confused just the same. Looking at the word "Bimmer" and pronouncing it as "Beamer" didn't make sense to me, but I just went with it.
So you're saying that automobiles are called Bimmers, but that Bimmer is supposed to be pronounced Beamer? Now I'm even more confused
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i wonder who even came up with these nicknames. they're kinda funny
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It's true, Bimmers are cars, Beamers are bikes.
+1...This is true!
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Bimmers and Beamers and BMWs are mean the same shit!
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Bimmer is an automobile. Pronounced "BIM-mer"

Beemer is a motorcycle. Pronounced "BEA-mer"



http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...r+nomenclature
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Bimmer is an automobile. Pronounced "BIM-mer"

Beemer is a motorcycle. Pronounced "BEA-mer"



http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...r+nomenclature
Thank you. That link even clarifies spelling. I didn't find that post in my search.
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Bimmer is an automobile. Pronounced "BIM-mer"

Beemer is a motorcycle. Pronounced "BEA-mer"

Bummer is the payments. Pronounced "BUM-MER!"



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Thank you. That link even clarifies spelling. I didn't find that post in my search.
Yep--most people think there is an EA in Beemer--not the EE.
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So you're saying that automobiles are called Bimmers, but that Bimmer is supposed to be pronounced Beamer? Now I'm even more confused
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Bimmer is an automobile. Pronounced "BIM-mer"

Beemer is a motorcycle. Pronounced "BEA-mer"



http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...r+nomenclature
Honestly, I don't think I've heard anyone call a BMW car a "BIM-mer"
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Perhaps not...


Honestly, I don't think I've heard anyone call a BMW car a "BIM-mer"
I have heard people call BMWs that way, but most of them are of older generations!
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Honestly, I don't think I've heard anyone call a BMW car a "BIM-mer"
I know--everyone says "BEA-mer", but they are wrong.
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I know--everyone says "BEA-mer", but they are wrong.
Yeah, "old school" BMW guys all seem to say Bimmer.
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Yeah, "old school" BMW guys all seem to say Bimmer.
I resemble that remark.

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I resemble that remark.

Yeah, me too... lol
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