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    Quote Originally Posted by straightgrain View Post
    I hate to point out the obvious. But if HK says that it is pronounced "coke"... Then that is the end of it.
    If you don't speak German, then "coke" is a compromise, which could be seen as ironic.



    Listen to the 5 second mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKPRO View Post
    Rhymes with Coughhhhh but you don't use the F sound in Cough. As if you were pronouncing it as it is typed, third word in this sentence. :) = German pronounciation.

    Coke is right for English. And Koch is my mother's maiden name.
    This is correct. The German pronunciation definitely isn’t “coke,” but it’s a lot easier to say coke for English speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKPRO View Post
    Rhymes with Coughhhhh but you don't use the F sound in Cough. As if you were pronouncing it as it is typed, third word in this sentence. :) = German pronounciation.

    Coke is right for English. And Koch is my mother's maiden name.
    Or find your local Scottish person and ask them to tell you about "Loch" Ness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clausewitz View Post
    If you don't speak German, then "coke" is a compromise, which could be seen as ironic.



    Listen to the 5 second mark.

    ...and yes I know the video is snarky lefty propaganda. Willkommen in Deutschland!
    Check out the 1:58 mark too.

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    The pronunciation in the video would be the correct German pronunciation. (In Germany or with family). I can tell you that I’m school “cock” was the preferred pronunciation by friends and even now sometimes when my kids get new teachers they will use that pronunciation by mistake. My kids just roll their eyes at this point.

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    Koch is a German name, there's only one correct way to pronounce it: The German way. You don't pronounce names differently just because you speak a different language. John is always pronounced John. Just because the French pronounce a "j" like the English pronounce "sh" no French guy would pronounce it Shohn. That's just retarded FFS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJaw02iPbqo
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwissCollector View Post
    Koch is a German name, there's only one correct way to pronounce it: The German way. You don't pronounce names differently just because you speak a different language. John is always pronounced John. Just because the French pronounce a "j" like the English pronounce "sh" no French guy would pronounce it Shohn. That's just retarded FFS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJaw02iPbqo
    How awkward for Mr. Big Coke...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nzfly View Post
    How awkward for Mr. Big Coke...
    Yeah.......

    I don't know how many times I accidentally wrote Heckler & Kock when I filled in weapons licenses but it happened.

    There are better ways to make fun of Germans.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwissCollector View Post
    Koch is a German name, there's only one correct way to pronounce it: The German way. You don't pronounce names differently just because you speak a different language. John is always pronounced John. Just because the French pronounce a "j" like the English pronounce "sh" no French guy would pronounce it Shohn. That's just retarded FFS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJaw02iPbqo
    To be fair, that's not really correct.

    Ask a German to say the name Jonathan for example: Yoh Nah Tahn

    The first time my wife said the word Colgate (Kohl Gaah Tuh), as in the tooth paste, I had no idea what the hell she was trying to tell me.


    "Coke" is the English way to pronounce the name, that is correct. That said, it isn't that hard to learn it the German way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwissCollector View Post
    Koch is a German name, there's only one correct way to pronounce it: The German way. You don't pronounce names differently just because you speak a different language. John is always pronounced John. Just because the French pronounce a "j" like the English pronounce "sh" no French guy would pronounce it Shohn. That's just retarded FFS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJaw02iPbqo

    Hate to point this out, but in MEXICO, JOHN is JUAN. SAME NAME, different language/country. But that is just my learning along the Texas Mexico border.

    Just sayin

    Having said that, if you are not talking about a person but a place, perhaps you could use el bano? IE "THE JOHN" as in I need to go to "THE JOHN"?
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