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Old 11-05-03, 04:55 PM  
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How do you pronounce Weider?

As in Joe Weider fitness products?

Is it wider?
Is it weeder?

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Old 11-05-03, 04:57 PM  
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It's Weeder

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Old 11-06-03, 12:14 AM  
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Talking ROTFLOL

OK, so it's really late and maybe I'm punchy, but I can't help thinking, "where's Joan?" Wiener is usually pronounced weener, not winer, right?


(Yes, I know the question was wieder, but at 1:15 am, it looks a lot like wiener).
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Old 11-06-03, 12:39 AM  
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I think it's spelled wEIder, making it wider, if it's pronounced at all like German.

e before i makes a sound kind of like a long i, and i before e makes a sound like a long e sound. Though if the name's been Americanized all bets are off - and I've never heard the name being said as in Joe Weider.
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Old 11-06-03, 12:47 AM  
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It should sound like wider, but they call it weeder.
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Old 11-06-03, 01:47 AM  
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It's definitely WEE-der.

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Old 11-06-03, 05:32 AM  
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I agree with Lissa and Helen -- I'm pretty sure it's "Weeder," but the authentic German pronounciation would be "Wider" (well, technically, "Vider" ).
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Old 11-06-03, 01:33 PM  
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Based on almost nothing, I somehow thought it was pronounced "VEE-der."
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Old 11-06-03, 01:45 PM  
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Wink Musically speaking...

Weeder, wider,
Veeder, vider,
Let's call the whole thing off.

LOL, I'm silly today!
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Old 11-06-03, 02:16 PM  
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LOL Martha

Duh, it is Weider, isn't it? I have heard people talk about him (like Cory Everson) and they pronounced it Weeder.
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