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"Copen" - pronounciation?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Vespanation, May 6, 2014.

  1. Vespanation

    Vespanation Copenworld Newbie

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    Yo from USA,

    So, no Copens allowed here in the US. :(
    No Daihatsu either. All the COOL cars can't come here!! So Bogus!
    Anyway. the Copen rules. I've just discovered it and I think it's really cool. But, I'm not sure how to pronounce the name.
    Is it Copen, like c-open, or is it Copen, like coupe-n?
    Like, is it O or oooo?
    Thanks,
    Paul B. USA, a sadly, and insanely, Copen free zone.
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Hi Vespanation, welcome to Copenworld.
    The correct pronunciation is C-open.

    Can you not import one?
     
  3. dunf

    dunf Copenworld Regular

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    And just for the record it's also "Toe-ma-toe" and "al-yoo-mini-um" ....... ;)
     
  4. copencat

    copencat Copenworld Regular

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    I pronounce it cOpen - so Co - pen. with emphasis on the o. rather than cop - en. I like to emulate the sound of coupe but dont know if there is a change in pronunciation for the new Kopen.

    Dunf - dont start the pronunciation debate, are you a scoon/scone/scOne?
     
  5. Parm Bilkhu

    Parm Bilkhu Copenworld Member

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    Copen actually stands for Compact Open so it's pronounced co-pen ... hope that helps.
     
  6. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    think americans can't import a car (without jumping many hurdles) until they are over 15 years old.
     
  7. dunf

    dunf Copenworld Regular

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    Scone (scoon) is a place
    Scone (scon) is a flour and butter baked delicacy best served with jam n cream!

    Ironically our friends in the USA (South) are famous for their scones, but call them biscuits and serve them with gravy.
     
  8. copencat

    copencat Copenworld Regular

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    I am a scon/scOne philanderer of both pronounciations

    yep biscuits and gravy - but clotted cream and jam is just the bees knees
     
  9. Nathan126

    Nathan126 Copenworld Newbie

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    COmpact OPEN.

    So Co-pen :p
     
  10. Vespanation

    Vespanation Copenworld Newbie

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    No. we can't import them to the US. The cars have to pass all the US safety and emission regulations, and have dealer backup. Which points out multiple layers or crazy. Most new cars are built to safety and emission standards that EXCEED US regulations anyway! And, when a car is 25 or more years old, it can be legally imported with no problem. So, a new car can not be imported, but a 25 year old rusty shed can be. Insane. My tax dollars at work.
    - Paul B.
    USA
     
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