Wacom?

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  1. thebiggoose macrumors 6502

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    How do you say it? Is it Way-Com? Wack - em? Wah -cum? I have heard all 3!
     
  2. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    I say wack-om which is completely different to all your suggestions :D
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I'm reasonably certain the official pronunciation is of the "whack-um" variety, even though that sounds kinda dumb the first 100 times you say it that way.
     
  4. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    from wikipedia:

    Wacom Co., Ltd. (株式会社ワコム, Kabushiki-gaisha Wakomu?) (pronounced in English as /'wɑːkɒm/ or /'wækɒm/)
     
  5. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    ok... and how the hell do they expect us to pronounce that? "ɒ" and "æ" sure arent in any pronunciation keys that Ive seen.

    The official pronunciation is wa-com (you can pronounce the com as com, kem, kum, just blame it on your accent), but way-com is so frequently used that Im sure it has become just as "official" as the real way to say it.
     
  6. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I've heard that same pronunciation from Burt Monroy and a few others so I say it the same way only louder ;)
     
  7. JesLam07 macrumors regular

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    I say Way-Com just because that's how it was introduced to me. I've never heard anyone pronounce it any other way. Everyone says things differently though.
     
  8. manueld macrumors 6502

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  9. usclaneyj macrumors regular

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    I used to say "way-com" but I was corrected on that pronunciation at a PhotoshopWorld convention once.

    It sounds more like "wok-um" in reality.
     
  10. viizi macrumors regular

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    I have always said waycom but I know it is meant to be wah kom
     
  11. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I didnt read the other responses but its pronounced:

    Wah - come. The guy on their website (if the videos are still there) pronounces it this way and hes wearing a Wacom shirt so I'm pretty sure he is right.

    I like Way-com better though :p
     

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