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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    ..."H & K" works for me.
    Yup.
    Todd has the most correct answer, as far as I'm concerned.
    "Coke," "Kotch," "Kokhhh," or even "Crotch"..."H&K" is much easier to pronounce.

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    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".

    http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&lan...r=&search=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.

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    ...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.)

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    ...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)."

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    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.

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