E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > Does The Word Bimmer Bother You?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-01-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
JimKW
Private First Class
JimKW's Avatar
3
Rep
166
Posts

Drives: 06 BMW 330xi
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sunbury, OH

iTrader: (0)

Does The Word Bimmer Bother You?

I just read a thread and one person kept saying bimmer. I can't stand that word for some reason. When somebody says it to me about my car I say it's a BMW. Anybody else annoyed by the use of this word?
__________________
2008 Space Grey BMW 535XI Wagon
2006 Alpine White/Terra Cotta BMW 330xi
2000 Red Crownline 180BR - Lil Red
2003 Dark Blue Toyota 4Runner V8
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
ZROFCKSGVN
Hi Hater
No_Country
5
Rep
424
Posts

Drives: Reckless
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: All Over

iTrader: (0)

I use it sometimes but I can't get used to it, sounds cheap lol
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
daviddn
Second Lieutenant
daviddn's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
204
Posts

Drives: 2011 E92 AW
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (1)

I absoultely hate it, it sounds so weird. I have always used "BMW", that way I'm able to emphasis every letter and its coolness haha.
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
Sara504
Lieutenant General
Sara504's Avatar
United_States
780
Rep
17,740
Posts

Drives: 2013 335is
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Orleans

iTrader: (6)

No. I have other things to be bothered about like how I've been shopping for 10 years and I never have anything to wear. Complete fail
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
Desert_Fox
Drop-Top Turbo
Desert_Fox's Avatar
North Korea
68
Rep
569
Posts

Drives: 2013 335is E93
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to Desert_Fox Send a message via Skype™ to Desert_Fox
I always write out Bimmer but say "Beemer". I don't really care if it's incorrect, it just sounds better IMO. If im with other enthusiasts i'll say bimmer so I don't look dumb.
__________________
Current 2013 BMW 335is E93 [Mineral White] [Coral Red] DCT, Premium Pkg, Convenience Pkg, Nav, Heated Seats, HK, BMW Apps
Current 2003 BMW 540i E39 [Sterling Gray] [Montana Grey] 6MT, Premium Pkg, M-Sport Pkg
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
ceaton88
Lieutenant
ceaton88's Avatar
South Africa
9
Rep
460
Posts

Drives: 325i E92
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: West Sussex, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
E92 325i  [5.00]
Its a car man chill. If anything be cool about it because not many other manufacturers have a nickname thats so widely known
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
Rupes
Major
Rupes's Avatar
United_States
54
Rep
1,023
Posts

Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert_Fox
I always write out Bimmer but say "Beemer". I don't really care if it's incorrect, it just sounds better IMO. If im with other enthusiasts i'll say bimmer so I don't look dumb.
I think it's still pronounced "Beemer" even when spelled Bimmer, correct me if I'm wrong. I don't think anyone's ever said "bimmer" aloud to me. That would sound odd.
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #8
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
320
Rep
11,783
Posts

Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

People who make threads about the word bimmer bothering them bother me. Just sayin.
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:56 PM   #9
infidel335
Lieutenant
infidel335's Avatar
13
Rep
436
Posts

Drives: 2009 335xi
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NC

iTrader: (0)

To me it's like saying "Chevy" instead of Chevrolet. I do get looked at by some coworkers as if I were pretentious when I use it though.
__________________

335xi: JB4 G5 | KW V1s | muffler delete | BMS DCI | VRSF 7" FMIC | VMR v703 18x8 | and your mom
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #10
junitos
Banned
United_States
6
Rep
385
Posts

Drives: T0PL3SS BIMM3R
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: VVest Coast

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark_Knight_335 View Post
People who make threads about the word bimmer bothering them bother me. Just sayin.
+1
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
boyce89976
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
45
Posts

Drives: 2011 335i w/Performance PKG
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: TN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rupes View Post
I think it's still pronounced "Beemer" even when spelled Bimmer, correct me if I'm wrong. I don't think anyone's ever said "bimmer" aloud to me. That would sound odd.
+1
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #12
keepittrill
Banned
keepittrill's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
573
Posts

Drives: "Daddy-bought" 2010 Z4
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

iTrader: (0)

I just say "bay em dubya"
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #13
ericfox11
Lieutenant
8
Rep
477
Posts

Drives: 2009 335i Sedan M-Sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Houston, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Yeah, I don't like it.
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #14
Kalidian
Lieutenant
5
Rep
514
Posts

Drives: AW '09 E90 328xi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rupes View Post
I think it's still pronounced "Beemer" even when spelled Bimmer, correct me if I'm wrong. I don't think anyone's ever said "bimmer" aloud to me. That would sound odd.
"Beemer" refers to BMW's motorbikes. "Bimmer" is in reference to the cars. Don't ask me why this is.
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #15
ssmith96
Banned
United_States
22
Rep
1,038
Posts

Drives: 07 328xi
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via AIM to ssmith96
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalidian View Post
"Beemer" refers to BMW's motorbikes. "Bimmer" is in reference to the cars. Don't ask me why this is.
I've heard this too. Don't know why.
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #16
Efthreeoh
Brigadier General
United_States
203
Rep
4,885
Posts

Drives: E90 & Z4 Coupe
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalidian View Post
"Beemer" refers to BMW's motorbikes. "Bimmer" is in reference to the cars. Don't ask me why this is.
There used to be an English-brand motorcycle "BSA", which came to be known as "Beezers"...
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #17
Amini77
Brigadier General
Amini77's Avatar
United_States
67
Rep
4,673
Posts

Drives: Jet Black F10 535i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tarzana, CA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 535i  [0.00]
Usually people who aren't on the forum use that word is what I noticed.
__________________
instagram: amini77
| Megan Coilovers | Vertini Magic | Toyo Tires | JB4 Stage 2 | ER Downpipe | ER Chargepipe | AFE Magnum Force Stage 2 |
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 09:41 PM   #18
lucius fox
Second Lieutenant
15
Rep
212
Posts

Drives: E90
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mass

iTrader: (0)

sim simma, who got the keys to my bimmer?
__________________
I want
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 10:09 PM   #19
marosmith
Big Matty Wheels
marosmith's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
147
Posts

Drives: 06 330i, 01 ALLROAD
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Lafayette, Or

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert_Fox View Post
I always write out Bimmer but say "Beemer". I don't really care if it's incorrect, it just sounds better IMO. If im with other enthusiasts i'll say bimmer so I don't look dumb.
Ya not sure who spelled it bimmer, it should be Beamer or Beemer.
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 11:44 PM   #20
BrazilianBimmer
Captain
11
Rep
775
Posts

Drives: Black e90 325i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Alexandria, VA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sara504 View Post
No. I have other things to be bothered about like how I've been shopping for 10 years and I never have anything to wear. Complete fail
First world problem Sara shm... Wait let me correct myself, women problem Sara..shm.
Look on the bright side, your man gets to admire you in all these sexy heels. WIN! lol
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #21
DanielGonz
Lieutenant
8
Rep
564
Posts

Drives: AW E92 335i 6 speed
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SoCal (OC)

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark_Knight_335 View Post
People who make threads about the word bimmer bothering them bother me. Just sayin.
__________________

07 AW E92 335 6MT [18" OEM 193's For Sale, PM me]
OEM Aero Lip | OEM Gloss Black Kidney Grills | KW V2 | Vorsteiner CSL trunk | M-Tech Rear Bumper | LCI Rear Taillights | Angel ibright Angel Eyes | 3000K HID fogs | 6000k HID low beams | AFE DCI | Full LED conversion
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2013, 11:47 PM   #22
fazman
Colonel
United_States
62
Rep
2,100
Posts

Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: LI, NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sara504 View Post
No. I have other things to be bothered about like how I've been shopping for 10 years and I never have anything to wear. Complete fail
These are the kind of problems the world needs
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

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
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 AM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST