Puke, Pooch, Puck, Putch?

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  1. Toadmund

    Toadmund New Member

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    How do you pronounce Puch, as in Puch head?

    Not that I really care, it's just one of those things that drive me nuts.
    Not that I am terribly interested in getting a Puch head, I just come across the Puch word so many times and I wonder how I am supposed to pronounce it (Puch).

    (Perhaps I am not alone here?)

    Look at that Puch in the window!
    I think I'm gonna Puch!
    He hit the Puch into the net!
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    The correct pronunciation is "POOK"- ryhmes with ''LOOK".
     
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    I have always been told it is pronounced "push". However, my son says they pronounce it as Bikeguy Joe said (Pook) in many parts of the fatherland.
     
  4. Toadmund

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    Never thought of that one.
    Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  5. GearNut

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    A few years ago I went to a local lawnmower shop looking for a part for an old Sachs two stroke lawn mower. The guy behind the counter never heard of Sachs before. He started getting a little pissy with me and called up his boss on the phone just to see if I was messing with him. His boss straightened that one out really quick!

    Now to get to the point, How does one pronounce Sachs?
    I was taught that is like "socks".
    The socks on your feet.
    Has anyone here heard any differently?
     
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  6. Allen_Wrench

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    Should be pronounced "socks". The "A" in "Sachs" is like the "A" in "Drama" or "rama lama ding dong". The "ch" in "Sachs" is pronounced like a "k" if you're from most of Germany, or if you're from Bavaria or parts of the south (as my family was) the sound it makes is part way between a hard "K" and hacking up a hairball.
    Now the "u" in Puch: I've never seen it with umlauts (i.e. ΓΌ) so I have to assume it would sound like "pook" and rhyme with "look". That's as much as I know.
     
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    Wow, thanks for posting this! I had always assumed it was pronounced pyoo-ch. Why? I have no idea... That is probably how one of the all-knowing super cool teens riding one pronounced it when I was 12, lol.
     
  8. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I got the pronunciation from an old ad that says "It rhymes with book".

    Just so you know I am not bs-ing anyone. :)
     
  9. AslansMonkey

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    You said it rhymes with "look"
    Then you said it rhymes with "book"
    I guess proper rhyming's all it took
    to get the proper sound for Puch.

    Ok, guess I'm not a poet. Back to my day job.
     
  10. Toadmund

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    I can't believe this post is almost on page 2.
    So I was not alone with this semi-barely-important issue.
     
  11. Pilotgeek

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    I wouldn't call it semi-barely-important, you don't want to sound like an idiot when ordering parts =)
     
  12. Toadmund

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    I wanna Puch!

    Then the parts guy is running to you with a garbage bucket.
    "Here ya go!"
     
  13. Nashville Kat

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    I think it's "pook" as in Spooky Tooth.
     
  14. max350

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    in Sweden we pronounce it as push
     
  15. 2door

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    Okay, do you drive a Porsh...or a Porsh-a? :)
    There's a company that makes air conditioning filters; Koch. No, it ain't 'cotch' Rhymes with 'book'.
    Tom
     
  16. Bikeguy Joe

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    I guess some of us are easily entertained.
     
  17. Bikeguy Joe

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    You say toe-may-toe, I say toe-mah-toe.

    The magazine ad says it sounds like book.
     
  18. Bikeguy Joe

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    And, while we're at it, how do YOU pronounce "Jaguar"? ;)
     
  19. Dan

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    LOL, I really enjoy threads like this.

    I've always said "push" and elongated the U sort of. No idea if that is right.
     
  20. Bikeguy Joe

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    And yes, I know I triple posted...
     

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