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    Help me settle a debate...

    I watch a fellow bike rider on YouTube, he posts videos on how to fix your bikes. Recently we debated the way to say "Lever". He says it's pronounced "Lee-ver". I say it's pronounced "La-ver". So for some fun, your take on it?
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    The real question...

    How does Arnold Schwarzenegger say it?

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    Who needs to pronounce it? Just use it.
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    leh-ver

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    Quote Originally Posted by d365 View Post
    leh-ver
    Correct.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    You probably say never as ne-ver, you probably don't say neever. So you probably say lever, vs. leever.

    The e on the end of the lev does not make a hard e as this complete word is not a word that exists with the ending r. it is not Leve and when you use the leve you lever. If that was the case it would be leever. However this is a standalone word so it is pronounced the same as never, though certainly region dialects exist and so do mispronunciations .
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    There must be 50 ways to love your lee-ver
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    Neither?

    Don't most people say say "lehver"?

    Anecdotally, I don't think I've ever heard anyone say "laver" before. Leever at least I've heard.

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    After reading the OP I think my IQ dropped 7 points.

    Euro: Leever

    US: Lever (leh-ver)
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    Thanks guys. I should have said "Leh-ver" vs "Lee-ver". My bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
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    Do you guys remember that show Beave It To Leever?

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    I'm gonna leave here.
    This post is a natural product. Variances in spelling & grammar should be appreciated as part of its character & beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I'm gonna leave here.
    But then whateever will you do pass the time?

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    Lever.

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    How do you say “leverage”?
    Yup.


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    Because I wasted my time clicking this link, I'll waste time also by saying this thread has no leverage on, well on anything.

    You say tomato I say tomato.
    Wait, what did I say?

    Why is this even a question?
    If you don't like the way it's stated and ended up in a debate, stop watching the YouTube channel, or if you prefer it, move to that country so you can blend in with everybody else that says it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
    Because I wasted my time clicking this link, I'll waste time also by saying this thread has no leverage on, well on anything.

    You say tomato I say tomato.
    Wait, what did I say?

    Why is this even a question?
    If you don't like the way it's stated and ended up in a debate, stop watching the YouTube channel, or if you prefer it, move to that country so you can blend in with everybody else that says it that way.
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    never
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    That's English for ya.

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    Lee-var I believe is the Canadian pronunciation.

    Growing up pretty near the border, I picked up some Canadian word pronunciations and will typically say lee-var.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    never
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    That's English for ya.

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    Both Poll Options are wrong.


    Quote Originally Posted by d365 View Post
    leh-ver
    This is correct.

    Leh NOT LA or LEE
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    Sounds likes an Aussie or NZ'er, "leave-er". Put more leave-rage on those cranks!! LOL!

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    I added an option for Leh-Ver to the poll. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bingemtbr View Post
    Sounds likes an Aussie or NZ'er, "leave-er". Put more leave-rage on those cranks!! LOL!
    Pretty sure the only people I've ever heard say "leh-ver" are Americans. But sure, it's the rest of us that are weird, with our "moto" brakes and metric measurements...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    The real question...

    How does Arnold Schwarzenegger say it?
    You clear that with Chuck Norris????

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    If you don't like the way it's stated and ended up in a debate, stop watching the YouTube channel, or if you prefer it, move to that country so you can blend in with everybody else that says it that way.
    The guy is American so I thought he should pronounce it the American way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Pretty sure the only people I've ever heard say "leh-ver" are Americans. But sure, it's the rest of us that are weird, with our "moto" brakes and metric measurements...
    When I first got a bike (I was late 30's), coworker that helped with my decision asked, or maybe made the suggestion, that many motorcycle riders run levers (however it's said) on opposite sides.

    I asked why they would do that and the obvious answer is because it's instinctive.
    I never once thought I would like to reverse the left and right levers. I hadn't really ridden a bike for 20 years? but I never had to think about which lever is the front brake.

    I wonder how long it would take to get comfortable with the reverse lever position if needed.

    I didn't really mean to use 'levers' so many times.

    I'm okay with metric though. It's just those silly levers.

    Oops, there is levers again. As I write it, it sounds right in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Who needs to pronounce it? Just use it.
    No need, i run tubeless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
    When I first got a bike (I was late 30's), coworker that helped with my decision asked, or maybe made the suggestion, that many motorcycle riders run levers (however it's said) on opposite sides.

    I asked why they would do that and the obvious answer is because it's instinctive.
    I never once thought I would like to reverse the left and right levers. I hadn't really ridden a bike for 20 years? but I never had to think about which lever is the front brake.

    I wonder how long it would take to get comfortable with the reverse lever position if needed.

    I didn't really mean to use 'levers' so many times.

    I'm okay with metric though. It's just those silly levers.

    Oops, there is levers again. As I write it, it sounds right in my head.
    I ride a motorcycle to work every day and ride my bikes a few times a week. I never seen to have issues moving from front brake on the right side on my moto to front brake on the left on my bicycles..... Muscle memory is pretty awesome.
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    Nigh-thr or nee-thr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    The real question...

    How does Arnold Schwarzenegger say it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    Lee-var I believe is the Canadian pronunciation.
    Close, it's actually "Lee-var eh?"
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