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      10-28-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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Bimmer vs Beemer

Am I the only one who thinks "Bimmer" isn't right? Wouldn't that sound out to "Bimm-er" phonetically?
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      10-28-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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Beemers have 2 wheels...

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Am I the only one who thinks "Bimmer" isn't right? Wouldn't that sound out to "Bimm-er" phonetically?
yes, it does sound out to be "bimm-er". That's because it's meant to.
Bimmer = cars
Beemer = motorcycles
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      10-29-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
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Just learned something new today... but still won't be using either of those terms to describe my car.
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Pretty funny. In JC's (of TopGear) books you will fnd Beemer many times. I've seen Beemer written in places like NY Times and WSJ in some articles. Both referred to cars not bikes.


personally i dont even get who came up with the distinction, looks just like same thing spelled differently like words colour or color.
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I like when you type "Bimmer" into Microsoft Word, spell check suggests "Bummer". Maybe the software coder owns a 335i...
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I like when you type "Bimmer" into Microsoft Word, spell check suggests "Bummer". Maybe the software coder owns a 335i...
Nope it knows you own a lowly 325i and are jealous of 335i owners.
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      11-03-2010, 07:27 PM   #11
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Nope it knows you own a lowly 325i and are jealous of 335i owners.
No, I laugh at 335i owners. That's why they've all joined here, because they can't believe their $55K car can break down so much...
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My daughter calls her 535is s28

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my former Z4 30is Alpine While was called "The White Tornado"
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I was wondering that my self!!
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Just learned something new today... but still won't be using either of those terms to describe my car.
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No, I laugh at 335i owners. That's why they've all joined here, because they can't believe their $55K car can break down so much...
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My daughter calls her 535is s28

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I call mine "Thunder"

my former Z4 30is Alpine While was called "The White Tornado"
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I'm not biased either way, but I honestly don't hear anyone calling it Bimmer anymore. Is it all you old farts who still use that term?
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only americans call the cars bimmers, because of our uptight bmw motorcycle club

I will continue to call them beemers
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beemer/beamer why? BEE EMMM double euu


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I really hope you were being sarcastic.
The word is spelled "retarded." Spelling it incorrectly may indicate....nevermind.
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