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Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F - M

Locale: Oregon
Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/18/2013 15:32:54 MDT Print View

Thinking of having my buddy in England order one of the Ion/Moyo's for me and ship it over here, but i'm a bit hesitant. I don't want to start a race war on the trail. You'd think they would know better....

http://uk.eurekaeurope.com/p/moyo?pp=136

Mattnigor

Wes Kline
(weskline) - F

Locale: Adirondacks
removed on 07/18/2013 15:34:52 MDT Print View

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Edited by weskline on 07/20/2013 14:08:31 MDT.

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Cultural Anthroplogist on 07/18/2013 17:38:15 MDT Print View

Isn't this why companies hire cultural anthropologists? Also, people with some common sense?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/18/2013 18:06:29 MDT Print View

Does it come in gold?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/18/2013 18:15:06 MDT Print View

I just googled Nigor and was surprised what it came back with.

Josh Brock
(needsAbath)

Locale: Outside
Hmm on 07/18/2013 20:59:42 MDT Print View

Next in golite's new line of packs the "whetbak".


Too far?????

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Hmm on 07/18/2013 21:04:05 MDT Print View

Yep, a small bit too far.

At least they have not called it the "Paddy" (I am Irish)

Edited by stephenm on 07/18/2013 21:04:40 MDT.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/18/2013 22:39:31 MDT Print View

Oh no they di-en!

Just sharpie over the 'n' and it'll be Igor, the hungarian pack





Ok so i don't know where the name 'Igor' is from- hopefully Hungary is close.

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F - M

Locale: Oregon
Golite "Whetbak" Pack on 07/19/2013 13:40:17 MDT Print View

"Next in golite's new line of packs the "whetbak"."

I'm assuming that would be a hydration pack? LOL Awesome...just awesome.

Matt

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/19/2013 13:43:04 MDT Print View

I could give a crap what they call it. I just want one - an ION with side pockets!

Wonder if Golite will bring this back in the US?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/19/2013 14:24:23 MDT Print View

Dave,

I could bring you one back from Europe in October.

Josh Brock
(needsAbath)

Locale: Outside
haha on 07/19/2013 14:49:46 MDT Print View

Oh I forgot that guy in my avatar is my dad my mom is 100% mexican- So im not any more racist than anyone else.............. Just sayin

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/19/2013 18:55:16 MDT Print View

Oh snap, Stephen! I think I will take you up on that offer!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Re: Re: Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/19/2013 19:21:18 MDT Print View

Good stuff Dave, might get one for myself also.

Edited by stephenm on 07/19/2013 19:22:32 MDT.

Tanner M
(Tan68)
Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/19/2013 20:14:47 MDT Print View

It is probably pronounced to rhyme with 'tiger'.
Well, to rhyme, I guess it would be 'tigor'.

It takes two G's for the 'ihg' sound.
Trigger or Tigger or chigger or whatever.

Still, I don't think explaining that would get you far if someone wanted to relieve boredom by starting a conversation.

Maybe pencil in FALLS under the NIGOR.
Tell them it is a company owned by phonetically spelling rednecks and named for a tourist attraction near Buffalo.

PS - I too would have pronounced it to rhyme with 'trigger'. Just the last year or so I have been exposed to more British pronunciations.

I am really left wondering why we, Americans, pronounce some words the way we do. The British pronunciation sounds odd but, compared to other, similarly spelled words, it is consistent. Our odd words here and there buck the system...

Anyway, for this reason, I bet it is nie-gore like... well, I can't think of a similar word.. I can only think of Nigerian.

Edited by Tan68 on 07/19/2013 20:29:26 MDT.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs on 07/19/2013 20:57:11 MDT Print View

for Jeffs Eleven :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxxSIX3fmmo

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/19/2013 22:16:49 MDT Print View

God, sometimes listening to you guys is like listening to people who've never been outside their backyard.

Though not surprising that the EU is tone-deaf on this one...

What?!? "Not surprising"? Where in the world did you come up with that one? First off, contemporary Europe is just as conscious about race issues as America is, and just as actively addressing it. Believe it or not, Europe has a very big black population, with enormous numbers of Africans who have arrived and are still arriving from the south. Whatever idea you may have of Europe is way out of date, on exactly the same timeline as that of the States.

Second, this is a European word, a name of a Netherlands based product being sold in Europe, and is pronounced like, "knee gore". It has absolutely no relationship to the English word, nor is it pronounced the way Americans tend to pronounce things.

Third, the word "nigger" is most strongly an American word, with its connotation and history mostly centered within the States itself. This product's name simply won't have the same misunderstanding, impact, and outrage that it would have in the States, especially among non-English speakers, especially since the word for the color black is very often things like "negro" or "nero" in European languages. As an African-American with both European citizenship and background, my first reaction, when reading the name on the German site, was, "Cool name. I wonder what it means?" I didn't associate it with any of the connotations in the States.

Most of the world doesn't speak English, you know.

And it's not as if American companies think much beyond their borders, either. Selling a car called "Nova" in a Spanish-speaking country was not exactly the best idea ever thought up.

Edited by butuki on 07/19/2013 22:17:21 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/20/2013 00:55:13 MDT Print View

Thanks, Miguel. Good post.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/20/2013 06:22:57 MDT Print View

I actually LOVE the Nova story. Cracks me up every time I think about it ;)

And yes, very good post.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs. on 07/20/2013 07:09:13 MDT Print View

"God, sometimes listening to you guys is like listening to people who've never been outside their backyard."


Most probably haven't been

I don't think anyone here other than Mr. Perry would have started this thread.