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Thread: A question for the ages................

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    When I was a young man working for the Wisconsin DNR, I worked with another young man who's last name was Hoppe. We became good friends and I met his father who was born and raised in Germany. When I asked him about his last name of Hoppe, he said that it was pronounced "Hoppee" with hard emphasis on the "pee". Mr. Hoppe said his name was not that common in his native Bavaria, Germany.

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    hops around here.
    What are you doin' down here
    We don't like your kind boy, do I make myself clear
    Better take your earing back where you belong
    We don't like your kind, so you'd better move on
    We just don't mingle with the folks from the town
    You laugh at us rednecks and you put us all down
    You said you're from college, but you don't seem too Bright
    Cause you just brought a switchblade to a pistol Fight

    "Move On" - Chris Knight

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    It's always been Hoppeees up here in western Canada too ...

    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    Quote Originally Posted by osteodoc08 View Post
    Hopeeees for me.

    As far a Leupold I’ve always pronounced it phonetically as “Lou Pold”
    Me too
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    Well, it appears I am alone in my 'wrong' pronunciation.
    I say Hope (as in Hope's #9), rhymes with pope.

    But in Minnesota we do lots of things different ...Duck, Duck, Grey Duck.

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    Hoppeees around here.
    This reminds me of the old Benny Hill show where Benny and his wife arrive in Hawaii and are arguing if its pronounced "Hawaya" or "Havaya" in their accent. So, they ask the little old guy who is walking by is it Hawaya or Havaya and he says "Havaya" and Benny is all proud like told you so. He then tells the little guy Thank you and the little guy says "Your Velcome". lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by upnorthwis View Post
    In my 66 years I've only heard it pronounced Hoppeees.
    I'm the same age and only heard it pronounced with multiple "eeeee"s
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    Wow. In all my life, I don't think I've ever heard another person pronounce it. Just never came up, I guess. When I read it, though, I read it as 'hops.'

    And I read Leupold as 'lee uh pold.'

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    always have heard "hoppyes" around here, but we also refer to coffee as "tiimies"

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    Well you would think the company would know how to pronounce their name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3eRGnXhkbk
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    Quote Originally Posted by LabGuy View Post
    Well you would think the company would know how to pronounce their name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3eRGnXhkbk
    I think that settles that.

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    it will still be hops around here.
    What are you doin' down here
    We don't like your kind boy, do I make myself clear
    Better take your earing back where you belong
    We don't like your kind, so you'd better move on
    We just don't mingle with the folks from the town
    You laugh at us rednecks and you put us all down
    You said you're from college, but you don't seem too Bright
    Cause you just brought a switchblade to a pistol Fight

    "Move On" - Chris Knight

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    I call it after shave, hopeeeees here
    Hell, I was there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LabGuy View Post
    Well you would think the company would know how to pronounce their name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3eRGnXhkbk
    Well, I guess I have to repent.

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    I'm 72 and I always called it Hoppees, but I'm from WV.

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    Hops it's a southern thang. Hoppes on the other hand sounds kinda,well girly.

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