Possibly stupid question....how do you pronounce Corel?


#1

I’ve always pronounced it Corr-al (as in the stuff that comes from the sea), and then my lecturer mentioned it today and called it Cor-rell. Have I been pronouncing it wrong all these years?!?


#2

your lecturer had it right


#3

Yep, Corel is pronounced with emphasis on the second syllable:

CO-[b]REL

CO [/b]rhymes with[b] SHOW

REL [/b]rhymes with BELL


#4

Okay guys, so here’s another one … Wacom. I have heard it as WAK - UM and WAKE - EM

Any oone know the official pronunciation?

-Jim


#5

WAK - UM is correct


#6

Way Kom … :slight_smile:


#7

Kind of like Dot Com


#8

In a phone conversation several years ago, I asked someone at Wacom how to pronounce their company’s name:

Wacom is pronounced with emphasis on the first syllable:

WA-COM

WA rhymes with MA and PA

COM rhymes with GUM and SOME


#9

And I bet that WA-COM stands for Washington Company, since they are located in Vancovuer Washington.


#10

On Wikipedia they said that Wacom is derived from the Japanese symbol for harmony (“wah”) and the first syllable of computer (“come”).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wacom


#11

LOL! This turned out to be a great thread!

And so the pronunciation appears to be cleared up, but now … the origin. Interesting stuff.

-Jim


#12

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