As a retailer, I've been told by representatives to use "coke" as well. You should try CZ's Ceska Zbrojovka on for size! (Chess-ka Seb-broy-yavka, as I understood it).
"Coke" but with some fizzzz at the end. Nice pneumatic device there..
Actually, I'm with Spartan. H & K works for me.
It's funny when one or two folks say something in grammatically correct English but the accent is so thick I think "WTF did you just say!!!!!" But I don't dare think that out loud because they run the show here. I just say "You bet!" with enthusiasm and go about my business as just another ignorant local plebe here.
Well, I am German and I think I can help you how to pronounce it. It is funny, when I go to a gun shop in the US and talk about Heckler&Koch, I usually just say HK, since a get funny looks when I say Heckler&Koch the german way, Haha!
Well....Koch is the German word for "chef" or "cook". Check out his link. it is from a german English/German dictonary website and you can click on a little symbol behind the word to listen to a translation. The "Koch" in Heckler&Koch is pronounced the same way as it is in the example you can hear when you click on the symbol behind "Koch".
And by the way....you don´t even want to know how the local "Schwäbischen" (swabian) employees at the H&K Headquarters are pronouncing the name in their funny south east german swabian dialect.
...And to make a bilingual pun, say in Schwäbisch: "fatter than the cook."
(Schwabia is to Germany as Appalachia is to the US: They talk funny.)
...H&K just says that because English doesn't have a letter or diphthong that stands for "phlegm."
As Gebirgsjäger pointed out, in H&K's native Schwäbia, it's pronounced "(slang for male organ)."
there is a derogative joke towards hk that involves the correct pronunciation of the "Kock" but I'm not sure of it's appropriateness for this forum, therefor anyone curious may pm me.
honestly I know and can properly pronounce Koch but prefer not to after having heard this joke. Very simalar to an army/navy joke I learned a year ago.