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Old December 1, 2000, 01:52 AM   #1
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Is it "sakeco" or "socko"? I was talking to a coworker about these guns and he uses the former and I use the latter pronounciation...dumb question, but I'm still curious...
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Old December 1, 2000, 01:58 AM   #2
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I have herd it pronounced several ways, but belive the correct one is sack-o
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Old December 1, 2000, 02:16 AM   #3
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My dealer pronounces it say-ko kinda like the watches
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Old December 1, 2000, 02:20 AM   #4
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"Sock-oh"
Or at least that's as close as I can spell after hearing a Finn say it. AFAIR it is an anagram for something like Militia Small Arms Factory.
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Old December 1, 2000, 02:51 AM   #5
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I have also heard that it is sock-o.
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Old December 1, 2000, 10:00 AM   #6
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The European pronunciation would be "sock-o". The in-the-woods American, ordinary shooterperson pronunciation would be Sako, with a long "a".

Of course, we all know that Leupold is pronounced "Loop-hold", don't we???
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Old December 1, 2000, 10:30 AM   #7
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Gotta go along with Walter. For 30 years, I've been shootin' a Say-Ko. If I wuz talkin' to a Finn, I'd brag about my Socko.

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Old December 1, 2000, 11:14 AM   #8
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Layne Simpson had an article a while back on proper pronunciations. Docko is correct, as is Loo-pold. Mark-X is actually Mark-Ten.
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Old December 2, 2000, 09:32 AM   #9
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How to pronounce Sako.

Its pronounced sock-o, as in Saco Maine.
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Old December 13, 2009, 12:28 AM   #10
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Howdy gents. New here but I've had this question too so paid close attention to the last "Bucks of Teco-something-or-other show" and they pronounced it as "sacko" (as a sack of potatoes). Was new to me but they should be saying it right since Sako is one of their sponsors.

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Old December 13, 2009, 05:25 AM   #11
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When my youngest son turned 16,I gave him my only sayko,a Finnbear.Watching a hunting show a few months back sponsered by Sako,they said the correct pronunciation was indeed,socko.Sometimes I wish I still had that old sayko in my collection.
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Old December 13, 2009, 07:26 AM   #12
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Just like "Okas", only backwards
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Old December 13, 2009, 07:50 AM   #13
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I've known the correct pronunciation is "sock-o" for years, but I've never been able to break the habit of pronouncing it "say-ko".
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Old December 13, 2009, 07:54 AM   #14
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Right, if we said "sock-oh" around here they'd definately think we were referring to Saco, Maine.
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Old December 13, 2009, 08:42 AM   #15
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I say sayco and could care less how it's really supposed to be pronounced.
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Old December 13, 2009, 08:46 AM   #16
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Yeah, ditto that. I've Never heard it pronounced as "sock-oh".
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Old December 13, 2009, 08:53 AM   #17
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I'm pretty sure if you say Sock-oh you need to have tea and scrumpets with your pinky up in the air on the tea cup.

I know that's the proper pronunciation but I can't bring myself to do it.
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Old December 13, 2009, 08:55 AM   #18
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I have owned two of them since the early 90's and I always have called them "say-ko" and at 65 I'm unlikely to change.
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Old December 13, 2009, 09:06 AM   #19
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>>and at 65 I'm unlikely to change<<

Glad to see I'm not the only Geezer on this board!
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Old December 13, 2009, 09:19 AM   #20
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If Saco, ME is Sock-oh -- Then why is Waco, TX said 'Way-ko'?
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Old December 13, 2009, 09:23 AM   #21
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Potato....potahto
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Old December 13, 2009, 10:00 AM   #22
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Waco, TX should be pronounced Whack-o
I think the correct pronunciation of Sako is Sock-o, but I still say Say-ko because otherwise no one understands what I am talking about.
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Old December 13, 2009, 11:26 AM   #23
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I wouldn't use the pronounciation of Maine cities and towns as a guide to proper pronounciation. For example: We say that Calais is Ka-lis, not Cal-ay as they say it Europe. Madrid is not Ma-'DRID with the accent on the second syllable, it's 'Maa-drid, (short "a" sound, but accent on the first syllable.

Actually, some Mainers pronounce the City of Saco more like a short "A" sound, not as an "O" sound.

I tend to pronounce Sako as Say-Ko, especially if someone else pronounces it that way first. That's probably because I've heard it pronounced that way the most.

Around here, Leupold is almost always mis-pronounced LEEE-O-pold! Of course they pronounce "Realty" Road as "Re-ality Road". Don't even ask about how to pronounce some of the native american lake names. :-)
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Old December 13, 2009, 12:55 PM   #24
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If Saco, ME is Sock-oh -- Then why is Waco, TX said 'Way-ko'?
Here's something ... why is Houston (TX) pronounced Hyooston? Here in Georgia, Houston County is pronounced House-ton. House ... like mouse, house, louse, pouch, grouch, couch, etc. When I first moved here in the late 80's, I thought it was strange. Now I think Hyooston is strange.
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Old December 13, 2009, 01:15 PM   #25
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Here's something ... why is Houston (TX) pronounced Hyooston? Here in Georgia, Houston County is pronounced House-ton. House ... like mouse, house, louse, pouch, grouch, couch, etc. When I first moved here in the late 80's, I thought it was strange. Now I think Hyooston is strange.
I know what you mean. My last name is Houston. My immediate family has always pronounced it like Houston Texas. My family back in upstate New York pronounces it House-ton. East coast thing I think.
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