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View Poll Results: So, what do your call your car when you are speaking to someone?
Beemer/Beamer 11 34.38%
Bimmer 13 40.63%
BMW 7 21.88%
Car 0 0%
Other (Please explain) 1 3.13%
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Old 10-16-2004, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Self-explanatory, I hope. Inspired by a post in the thread in Lounge about a wrecked bumper and subsequent aftermath, a British BMWphile mentioned they call theirs Beemers. So, what do you call yours?
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Old 10-16-2004, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well if i am talking to someone who i know who knows about cars i say my bimmer (pronunce it beemer). but if i am talking to someone i don't really know, or someone that i think doesn't know too much about cars i say BMW. so i guess if i am talking about the car i say bimmer, but if i am saying what kind of car i have, or what it is i say BMW.
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Old 10-16-2004, 10:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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bimmer - not pronounced beemer... you dont read the word dimmer as deemer

when i talk to bmw literate people i say bimmer... to others i say either beemer (which is a bmw motorcycle... but most people dont know that) or just bmw or bm or whatever.
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yeah i call it BMW, i knew that beemer was the motorcycle, but i just call it BMW

or in german

BMW (pronounced- beh em veh)
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if its my friends its my car. if its my family and we are discusing who goes where, il say " il drive the BMW, and pick up grandma..." i dont call it a bimmer my friends do
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BMW, I don't like the "bimmer" bullshit.
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Bimmer isn't bullshit, and it isn't pronounced "beemer".

For the uneducated:

Beamer=Beemer= a BMW motorcyle, or, officially, "any BMW with less than four wheels."

Bimmer= a BMW car.

So please, call your car a BMW or a Bimmer. It is NOT a Beamer/Beemer.
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Bimmer=Automobile

Beemer, Beamer=Motorcycle
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Oh, yeah, woops...I didn't notice this thread was 10 days old when I posted.
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I had heard a few times that beemer was for motorcycles and Bimmer was for the cars, but I always say beemer about my car since Bimmer sounds gay.
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