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How to pronounce this?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by OhioBobcat125, May 20, 2008.

  1. OhioBobcat125

    OhioBobcat125 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 28

    I know this seems petty :hammerhead:but I am having an argument with one of my friends. How do you/what is the correct way to pronounce STIHL as in the power equiptment brand name, is it pronounced STEEL or STILL?

    Thanks for your help.:waving:
  2. jds1469

    jds1469 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    everyone here calls it still. but where i moved from it was steel and here is a quote from the web page

    Q. How do you pronounce the name STIHL?
    A. Our name is pronounced exactly like the metal "steel."
  3. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 537

    just like the metal
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    It's German, hence it would be Shteehl (with a very SHORT sh sound, almost like steel, you could actually say s-teehl).
    LOL I been sitting here saying it out loud to myself.
  5. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,186

    my logic is i pronounce words like theyre spelled ,
    if they want people to say steel - spell it steel .

    so i say still .

    a suggestion to stihl from me , spell it STEEHL .
    so its spelled how its said , plus different from steel .
    ands close to the original spelling for customer familiarity .
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Its pronounced steel. I used to say still but was corrected some time ago.
  7. rachael24

    rachael24 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Steel...there are commercials here in NY, figure thats correct
  8. Gardens55

    Gardens55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    But so many words are pronounced differently to how they are spelt! You must confuse people all the time ;):)
  9. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 308

    Here in the south where I am from all of the following words are pronounced the same but we just know what you mean based on the sentence the word is used in. Stihl, Steel, Still, Steal
  10. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    steel, or steal. Not still.

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