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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, I could probably email them and ask, but figured id post up here and see what people think. I have a few friends that ride Gnu snowboards... some pronounce it "GA-new" and some say "New", personally I think its "new"... what do you guys say?

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 08:13 AM
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I've always heard it pronouced the way it is spelt with the G in other word I say Guhnew.
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well, a gnu is an antelope & is pronouned "nu", but that doesn't mean the snowboard company pronounces it that way. so in short, i have no idea
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So far its 1-1-1. 1 "New", 1 "GANew", 1 "Ihavenofuckingclue"

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well, techinically it'd be 1.5-1-.5

because i agreed that the pronunciation of the word is "nu", but that i'm not sure if the company pronounces it the same way.
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It's pronounced "guh-new"
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Well... im sticking with NEW. "GaNew" just doesnt sound right

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Well... im sticking with NEW. "GaNew" just doesnt sound right
Haha, yeah, even the company refuses to answer that one! First I pronounced it geh-new, but it seemed too weird so for a few years I pronounced it "new" but then everyone was giving me odd stares when, upon being asked what kind of board I rode, replied that I had a "new" board. Especially being an older guy I would get the "oh god, fucking newbie" look, so I had to keep throwing in the model name as well which really made things more muddled like "Oh, I ride a "new" Stupid Cap 164". So now I've just started calling it a geh-new; sure, technically the G is silent but it just clears up so much pointless explanation.

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haha, I can see that. When my sisters boyfriend bought a new board last year, I asked him what kind he got. He said "A Ga-New KFC"... at first I was like "WTF is that?" then I realized and said "ohhh, a Nu". He is one of the main people who thinks its "GaNew"...

So basically, the company wont say which way it is but you agree that its pronounced "new".

ok so the tally goes:

2 - Nu
1 - GaNu
1 - IDontEffingGnow

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I've always heard it a "gahnew" and that's dating back to '88 when they first started out. Just like Gary Gnu on the muppet show...
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