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How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: DRR
Date: May 06, 2011 10:49AM
...the tablet manufacturer?

I've always said WAY-comm but a lot of people say WACK-um.
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 06, 2011 10:49AM
Doesn't mean it's correct, but I'm with you... Way-Comm



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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 06, 2011 10:53AM
Way-Com.....

people who pronounce it Whack-om are just whack-os big grin smiley
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: May 06, 2011 10:59AM
I say Way-com, but it's wokkum.



That's a lot of pesto.
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: May 06, 2011 11:02AM
I prefer Way-Com, but I believe they refer to themselves as Mike Johnson indicated. I heard it pronounced at several MacWorld Expos back in its NYC days. Sounded goofy to me every time.
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: steve...
Date: May 06, 2011 11:09AM
I've always said Wah-com. Never occurred to me that this might be wrong.



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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: smk
Date: May 06, 2011 11:18AM
When i bought my first tablet I watched an instructional/prom video that came with it. The voiceover pronounced it Wah-com. Before I heard that I always thought it had the y sound in the middle.
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: davester
Date: May 06, 2011 11:30AM
Whack 'em!!




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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: May 06, 2011 11:40AM
I say Waycom. Any source on how the originator pronounces it?

Funny thing this reminds me of. I was trying to tell a friend of mine how Moog of the Moog synths pronounces his name, and my friend kept telling me I was wrong because "all the musicians pronounce it this way". I would think the man knows how to pronounce his own name despite popular opinion.
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 06, 2011 11:58AM
throatwobbler mangrove
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: May 06, 2011 12:01PM
Kringelbert Fishtybuns




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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 06, 2011 12:01PM
...Wha....'da com.....???



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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: 3d
Date: May 06, 2011 12:16PM
Call up their customer service number. Listen to how they introduce themselves.
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: beagledave
Date: May 06, 2011 01:22PM
There's this thing called Wikipedia.....

[en.wikipedia.org]
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: kap
Date: May 06, 2011 01:28PM
wack'm



West San Gabriel Valley, California ... for the time being :-)
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 06, 2011 02:58PM
Quote
steve...
I've always said Wah-com. Never occurred to me that this might be wrong.




That's what I remember it being called way back when. I've pronounced it Wah-com ever since.





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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 06, 2011 05:21PM
Good thing the company isn't named Wacoff.



It is what it is.
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 06, 2011 07:20PM
Waco???...mmmmm...

let me think about that...;



a city up the street from Beverly Hills in the middle of Texas, and across the lake from George dubyah's place in Crawford...



Ohh... the graphics tablets company... wah-kum tablet or pad... unless met w/ a puzzled look, then, WAY--COM... you know, the input device you draw on to make it show up on the computer?
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: mlfrank
Date: May 06, 2011 07:58PM
As I went to college in Bellingham, WA, which lies in the county of Whatcom, I've always had the habit of mispronouncing it what-com........
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Re: How do you pronounce Wacom?
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: May 06, 2011 08:37PM
I've always used "way-com" and always will, but it really is like "wack-um."



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