R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-19-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
wingman2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tewkesbury, UK via Plymouth, UK.
Posts: 1,259
Default Something we thought of whilst bored the other day....

Now this may be a bit 'random', but how do YOU say the word 'Tekin'?!

Is it ' t e e - k i n g ', or ' t e c h - i n ' .

Just for fun!

Cheers.
__________________
Sponsored by CML Distribution - http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk
wingman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #2
Tech Master
 
cheehtae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,470
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

For us intellectual we say it

Tingking

Lol
__________________
every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind, and poison us...action is a mode of purification... the only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.
cheehtae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 10:40 AM   #3
Team Tekin
 
Randy_Pike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Norcal
Posts: 9,702
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to Randy_Pike
Default

It is pronounced "T-e-e-kin"
__________________
"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." Abraham Lincoln

Tekin,Protek,A-Main Hobbies,JConcepts,Avid RC,Yokomo,MIP,SikLidz,FactoryRC, www.randypikerc.com
Randy_Pike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 10:57 AM   #4
Tech Lord
 
wingracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 12,861
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Have a cup of TEA with your KINfolk.
__________________
Sean. Certified speed crazed mowron.
Team Shepherd USA
www.ashfordhobby.com
wingracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #5
Tech Adept
 
housey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ENGLAND
Posts: 232
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Only a fool says Teeeeeeeeeeeeeekin , it's a fact that its Tech-in . Like the fighting game
__________________
Chris Swallow - Team Yokomo - GM Racing - Ko Propo

Donny Racing - http://donnyracing.yolasite.com/forum.php

Poweeeeerrrrr!
housey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 11:51 AM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Foxxrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 2,018
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by housey View Post
Only a fool says Teeeeeeeeeeeeeekin , it's a fact that its Tech-in . Like the fighting game
Well, I guess the people at Tekin are all fools, because they say "T-e-e-kin" when I've talked with them. Thank god you're here
__________________
Tamiya 416X/ Tamiya TA-05 IFS/ Losi XXX-SCT/ HPI Baja 5SC/ Tamiya M05/ Tamiya F103/ Tamiya F104/ Team Associated 10R5O/ Kyosho IGT2/
Foxxrocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 01:13 PM   #7
Tech Adept
 
housey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ENGLAND
Posts: 232
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxxrocket View Post
Well, I guess the people at Tekin are all fools, because they say "T-e-e-kin" when I've talked with them. Thank god you're here
Well not everyone is perfect, can't expect them to get it right lol. Jokes!

Suppose it all depends on your accent. But in an English grammatical sense, and without wishing to upset anyone, I'm not sure how pronouncing it 'Teeeeekin' could be right? Wouldn't it need to be spelt 'Teakin'?
__________________
Chris Swallow - Team Yokomo - GM Racing - Ko Propo

Donny Racing - http://donnyracing.yolasite.com/forum.php

Poweeeeerrrrr!
housey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 01:42 PM   #8
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hernando, MS
Posts: 427
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

English grammar is full of exceptions.

Take the word "read" for example. Depending on which context you use it, it is pronounced differently.

Go read a book. "Reed"

I read a book. "Red"

As far back as I have been using Tekin products, since the 90's it has been pronounced Teekin. Tea kin.
Dondor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:08 PM   #9
Tech Adept
 
housey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ENGLAND
Posts: 232
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

You are right there, English grammer is a cruel and wicked mistress.

That said though,

Fed
Red
Bed
Ten...........not feeeeed, reeeeed, beeeeeed or teeeeen in any situation. If it were spelt 'Teakin' then your example would then put up a case for both pronunciations. But it is spelt in the same vein as the examples I gave so ...... I still don't see the 'Teeeekin' way as correct. Anyway, not like it really matter is it lol

Round my area I think the 'tech-in' pronunciation is a little more popular, but people still use both.

Out of interest how do you guys pronounce the fighting game of the same spelling?
__________________
Chris Swallow - Team Yokomo - GM Racing - Ko Propo

Donny Racing - http://donnyracing.yolasite.com/forum.php

Poweeeeerrrrr!
housey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:27 PM   #10
Tech Elite
 
Foxxrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 2,018
Default

I know I've heard Tamiya be pronounced as "Tam-e-ya" and "Tam-i-ya". I myself pronounce it as "Tam-e-ya", even thought I'm sure it's not the right pronunciation. Still, no one has yet corrected me, and I still get my parts
__________________
Tamiya 416X/ Tamiya TA-05 IFS/ Losi XXX-SCT/ HPI Baja 5SC/ Tamiya M05/ Tamiya F103/ Tamiya F104/ Team Associated 10R5O/ Kyosho IGT2/
Foxxrocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:27 PM   #11
Tech Master
 
Sith Lord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Posts: 1,405
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Maybe it's an acronym or whatever it's called, from the founders: Tom, Ed, Keith, Ian and Nigel.

Hmm. Doesn't explain why it's Teek, not Tech though....
__________________
Tamiya XV-01 Rally :: Tamiya FAV 2011 :: Proline Pro2 SCB
Sith Lord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:33 PM   #12
Regional Moderator
 
CarbonJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,661
Default

I think it's really pronounced "baaaaaned from USVTA"
__________________
*** The Gate - Celebrating 8 years at the same location ***
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
CarbonJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:42 PM   #13
Tech Master
 
trerc's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,821
Trader Rating: 89 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxxrocket View Post
I know I've heard Tamiya be pronounced as "Tam-e-ya" and "Tam-i-ya". I myself pronounce it as "Tam-e-ya", even thought I'm sure it's not the right pronunciation. Still, no one has yet corrected me, and I still get my parts
LMAO, I was gonna list this as an example too! FWIW I also pronounce it Tam-e-ya.
__________________
If it smells burnt up.. it's more than likely hot.. you don't have to touch it..
trerc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:59 PM   #14
Tech Adept
 
housey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ENGLAND
Posts: 232
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I think Tam-e-ya is more an American thing, you know, like aluuuuuuuuuminum lol You guys and your eeeeeeeeeeee's!

I tease people round here that Tekin stands for Terrible Electrics Kill Idiotic Noobs.

GM FTW!
__________________
Chris Swallow - Team Yokomo - GM Racing - Ko Propo

Donny Racing - http://donnyracing.yolasite.com/forum.php

Poweeeeerrrrr!
housey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 04:36 PM   #15
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hernando, MS
Posts: 427
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Fighting game here is spelled Tekken. One extra K and no I.

I would trust someone that actually works for Tekin as to how it is pronounced.

But yeah, the "banned from USVTA" pronunciation is good. )
Dondor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:50 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net