What do you *want* the English to call 'em? "Haag-WAHR"? It's *correct*
and *original*, after all. Beats the hell out of the American Boor (TM)
term, "JAG-wire", IMNSHO.
I suppose you'd be annoyed to discover that a 'B-M-W' is called "Bey Em Vey"
where they build *them*.
(Been there; drives them)
For decades we unwashed here in the states have been calling them
"Jag-wahrs." That's also what *they've* been calling them in marketing
them to us. Until recently, that is, when their ad firm had to come up
with a new gimmick.
The funny thing is, after the agency-produced commercial ends, the local
voice will come on with the local dealer names and he will say
"Jag-wahr." Kind of squashes the snoot factor.
To reply, remove "die.spammers" from address
Von Herzen, moge es wieder zu Herzen gehen. --Beethoven
That's because the voice saying Jag-you-are is British and that's how
they say it. Usually after the Brit voice signs off, the American one
comes on imploring you to visit you local Jaguar dealer, its pronounced
The ones I hate are snooty, faux-proper English Americans that pronounce
it Jag-wire. Those are dorks I'd love to poke in the nose.
RLM (former Jag-waur owner)
Yo, dimbulb, its named for the mountain in the Pacific Northwest United
States, Mt. Rainier, which is pronounced ray-NEER.
Are you one of them European dorks that pronounces the Subaru Baja as
bye-YA, instead of BAH-ha, like in the Mexican penninsula south of
On 3 Jan 2004 18:49:19 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (ruud) wrote:
You guys have this all wrong with all the references to the mountain.
The vehicle was named after Rainier Wolfcastle from the Simpsons.
Simply viewing any episode with him in it clearly yields the correct
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