How do you pronounce Fodors??

Old Mar 27th, 2002, 12:40 PM
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How do you pronounce Fodors??

Oaky, this may seem silly, but I'm a stickler for getting details right. A friend and I pronounce Fodors differently and want to know which is correct. I figured this was the best place to look for an answer. Here are the two pronunciations (emphasis on part of word in all caps):

1) FOE doors

2) Fo DOORS

Which is correct? If you aren't sure feel free to say how you pronounce it (whether it's a pronunciation listed above or not). We both know others who pronounce it the way we do, so we're at an impasse.

Thanks!
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 12:42 PM
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My mom is in the travel industy and she says it's pronounced "fodders". Who knows?
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 12:47 PM
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Take it from someone who knows -- it's FOE-doors -- the softball team is called the Fodors sedans if that helps...
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 12:53 PM
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FA-DERS
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 12:55 PM
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Kristin is right. It's "fodders". But I prefer Holly's #2 above.
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 12:59 PM
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I thought it was FOE ders.
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 01:01 PM
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If someone told me to pronounce it fodders -- it would be like that song --"hello, mudder, hello, fodder!" Surely you aren't serious. It has to be a long O sound. FOE - dors.
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 01:17 PM
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Tell your hoodlum friends outside, you ain't got time to take no ride ... in their fodor hardtop 98.
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 01:50 PM
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Meriam Webster
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It's pronounced:

ID-e-ots
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 02:14 PM
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This topic stinks like rotten kielbasa, so it must be pronounced with what it rhymes: ODOR(s)
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 02:16 PM
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my
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R-O-L-A-I-D-S
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 02:19 PM
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Thanks for your ever-so-helpful reply, Meriam Webster. Name-calling is always such a classy and intelligent response to a valid question.

Aside from your pronunciation (which I'll be the first to tell you is far from the mark), I'm surprised to see so many pronounce it "fodders". That pronunciation never even occured to me. In both our pronunciations (my friend's and mine) the Os are pronounced "Oh", not "ah". Now my curiosity is piqued. I wish someone from Fodors would reply and set the record straight!
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 03:04 PM
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Foe-dors? Is that not a coupe? You know a car with more than 2 doors.
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 03:22 PM
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Just check...

www.fodors.com/about/us/ftp_about_roots.cfm
 
Old Mar 28th, 2002, 07:58 AM
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Okay, according to the "About Fodors" page, the correct pronunciation rhymes with "motors" (close to my pronunciation, #1 above). Given the responses listed here, that makes quite a few people who mispronounce the name (my friend included), as well as all the people who pronounce it "fodders". It is a tricky one, but mystery solved.

Thanks for all the replies.
 
Old Mar 28th, 2002, 08:11 AM
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Holly: "Name-calling is always such a classy and intelligent response to a valid question."

Where was the valid question?



 
Old Mar 28th, 2002, 01:54 PM
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it was valid.
 
Old Mar 28th, 2002, 02:12 PM
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Obviously the question (about pronunciation) was not only valid, but common enough for Fodors to have addressed it on their web site. Valid question, interesting answer. Thanks for the thread.
 
Old Mar 28th, 2002, 03:51 PM
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Sorry Holly, but you were wrong too! (unless you pronounce motor MOE DOOR)
It looks to me more like a combo of the 2 most common mispronunciations-
FOE DERS. Now we can all rest easy... )
 
Old Mar 28th, 2002, 11:02 PM
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Yep, Kristin, I realize that my pronunciation was off... that's why I wrote "CLOSE to my pronunciation." It was good of you to speak up and point out that flaw, though, just in case I hadn't understood the concept of "rhymes with motor". As for resting easy on the subject, I have been since I learned the correct pronunciation.

(FYI to all: I won't be visiting this thread again since my question has already been answered. Thanks to everyone who helped or gave constructive input, and especially to "helper" who pointed me to the proper page on Fodor's site.)
 

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