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Why do people call Nike "Nikey" You don't ride a fucking bikey do you?

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boredintexas31-35, M
taehyun18-21, F
and they don't drive porshuh
Because it's Greek and in Greek, the "e" is pronounced. We just approximate the pronunciation. In Greek it'd be pronounced more like "nee-kay".
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ap19946-50, M
its a derivative of the Greek word "谓委魏畏", which is Greek for Victory, and is pronounced close to Nikey. Its also the name of the Greek Mythology Godless, Nike, who is the goddess of victory. The English pronunciation has evolved slightly, but its roots are Greek
pagandad61-69, M
The name "Nike" comes from the Greek word for victory, "谓委魏畏". It is pronounced "nee-kay." This is also the name of the Greek goddess of victory, and is customarily pronounced in English as "nye-kee". Too bad more people today don't study ancient Greek in school, or even get a decent grounding in Greek mythology, the knowledge of which is needed to understand many literary allusions, and also would have taught you the reason why the name of this company is pronounced the way it is.
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HappyMedium51-55, F
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QuixoticSoul36-40, M
The name comes from a Greek goddess of victory. That鈥檚 how it was pronounced.

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