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Old 02-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #61
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Not sure why but out here in Calif everybody calls them "Beamers" with a long e. I had never heard of the name bimmer until I began reading the BMW forums.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #62
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Not sure why but out here in Calif everybody calls them "Beamers" with a long e. I had never heard of the name bimmer until I began reading the BMW forums.
I personally read, and type it as bimmer, but phonetically use it as beamer.

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Text Example: I use bimmerapp

I don't really use that word in conversation, or any other occasion, other than the above example.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #63
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Not sure why but out here in Calif everybody calls them "Beamers" with a long e. I had never heard of the name bimmer until I began reading the BMW forums.
Bimmer is pronounced as Beamer.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:57 AM   #64
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wait you mean to tell me there is life outside a forum built around a ten-year old car that is no longer being manufactured?
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #65
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Not sure why but out here in Calif everybody calls them "Beamers" with a long e. I had never heard of the name bimmer until I began reading the BMW forums.
Say it however you please and at anyone pretentious enough to try to correct you.

There's a whole big story about BMW motorcycles being referred to as "beemers/beamers" because of a nickname of one of their rivals at the time, and then the cars being called "bimmers" to differentiate them.

But the reality is that they're both slang terms/nicknames, and as such, there's no authority that can definitively state that one is "wrong" and one is "right".

If you want to be in the good graces of the hard core BMWphiles, refer to a BMW car as a bimmer and a BMW motorcycle as a beemer. But if you have more important things to worry about in life, then use whatever term you prefer.

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:36 AM   #66
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i call it bmw.

you dont look like an idiot when youre wrong, and you dont look like a douche when youre right.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:44 AM   #67
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Beamer is the old motorcycles, bimmer is the cars

I call it a BMW
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:10 AM   #68
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My wife says this all the time but she deals. Haha. We are in an open relationship with my car.
sounds familiar......
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:17 AM   #69
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uve only been on here sicne sept 2012 and this happned already?
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Lets put this in perspective: Which do you spend more time in, the car or the GF? Choice seems easy to me!
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