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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon May 14, 2012 12:31 pm

Early on people were calling them Nikes , not Nik-ees, two
syllables. It took a while for the name itself to catch on.
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Postby bamaboy56 » Mon May 14, 2012 12:45 pm

Interesting! Never heard them called Nikes (one syllable). Always heard them called NI-kees (emphasis on the first syllable). Live and learn.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon May 14, 2012 1:16 pm

It might have just been a local thing, now that I
think about it. It was kind of a competition thing
between kids where I taught: that's for sure.
One kid liked Adidas, another Nikes, and then there
were "Roos" with the pocket. I remember correcting
kids as to the pronunciation of Nikes.
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