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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:33 pm 
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Back to the future...the guitar is pronounced "Rickenbacker" and so was the automobile featured in the song "In My Rickenbacker Car (Cracker Jacker Rickenbacker)."


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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:55 pm 
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Ay Vey!

I should dredge up some of the "nicknames" I acquired back in high school.

I took them then and now today for the spirit and for what they were. Just very good, very light hearted amusing fun made at my expense and all of them made then and still now make me chuckle.

Back in the very early 1970's when I was still an undergrad college student, I acquired a used 911 Porsche, but still had the chronic unaware habit of calling it a "Porch"
until the overly affected German accented service manager at the Newport Beach Porsche dealership correctly informed me that is was pronounced "Porch-a"

Some of my old high school nicknames occasionally resurrect themselves and I still take them in the spirit of fun.


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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:51 am 
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to me it will alwaye be rickenbocker (never actually heard anybody say backer.
porsche will be porsh
and los angeles will be loss an je liss as opposed to the correct spanish "loce an ha lace." same for most other foreign words sneaking their way into american english, which already sounds differnt from the real english english in the first place. my name gets misspronounced enough as it is and i just live with it i know when people are talking to me.
as long as we all know what we are refering to, whats the big deal. anywho, not sure why pronunciation is a big deal since you cant really hear what you read on these forums.


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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:04 am 
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Let's just forget about the fact that I've been hearing Rickenbacker spoken properly for more than 50 years- even by the man himself- and listen to a few other folks say it:

www.rickenbacker.com/audio/rickenbacker.mp3

(For the record, that's George Harrison, Roger McGuinn, Peter Townshend, Tom Petty, and Johnny Marr.)


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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:22 am 
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^^^ That was totally COOL ! ! ! :)


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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:25 am 
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And that's the name of THAT tune!


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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:05 am 
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Let's just forget about the fact that I've been hearing Rickenbacker spoken properly for more than 50 years- even by the man himself- and listen to a few other folks say it:

(For the record, that's George Harrison, Roger McGuinn, Peter Townshend, Tom Petty, and Johnny Marr.)


Now that's a "Backing Band."


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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:50 am 
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http://www.rickenbacker.com/audio/rickenbacker.mp3


Hey, didn't I hear that the last time I called the factory and was put on hold? :-P


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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:43 pm 
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Well...okay.

But I'm STILL gonna call it a "li-berry."


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 Post subject: Re: 'BACK' or 'BACH'
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:55 pm 
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Some folks here (Israel) mispronounce it "Rickenbaker"...

My eBay search is for ricken*, so that covers most if not all common misspellings and mispronunciations.


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