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Pronunciation of NiMH ?

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  1. Guest

    I guess it doesn't get any more basic than this : How do you pronounce
    the abbreviation NiMH ? The pronunciation of NiCd as "nye-kad" seems to
    be almost universal. Is there an equivalent pronunciation of NiMH ?
  2. cbm5

    cbm5 Guest

    Did you ever read "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" as a kid? Or see
    the movie "Secret of NIMH"? I always pronounce is "nim" as in "tim."

    Some might say it "nyme" because of how "ni" is pronounced in NiCd.
  3. Bob Myers

    Bob Myers Guest

    Nope. Just say "nickel-metal-hydride."

    Bob M.
  4. Guest

    Thanks, Bob. Living in a remote region and being regarded as something
    of a local expert on electronics, I was rather embarrassed by my
    ignorance of the proper pronunciation. I'm relieved to learn that there
    is no such correct pronunciation for the abbreviation, and that my
    habit of saying the full name was correct.

    I've searched several times and seen people state their preferences and
    make proposals for a standard pronunciation. I was wondering if a
    particular way of saying it had established itself as standard.
  5. cbm5

    cbm5 Guest

    "When in doubt, read it out" I guess. I've never had anyone not know
    what I was talking about when I said "nim" but I guess
    "nickel-metal-hydride" leaves no ambiguity.

    How about Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) and Lithium-Polymer (LiPo) batteries? I
    say "lion" and "lipo" respectively.
  6. Guest

    True. And thanks for the clarification. What I meant was that IF a
    certain way of pronouncing the abbreviated form had become standard, it
    would sound rather stupid to keep saying the full name in normal
    conversation. Rather like using the full form of laser, scuba or radar
    all the time.... :)
  7. Bob Myers

    Bob Myers Guest

    So I suppose if your Dustbuster uses LiPo batteries, it's
    an example of liposuction? :)

    Bob M.
  8. Don Bruder

    Don Bruder Guest

    Somebody that's closer than me hit him, please... Not hard enough to
    injure, just hard enough to cause enough pain to realize he's done an
    evil thing and he knows not to do it again :)

  9. May he be shocked by the batteries from a hundred "Dustbusters"™ for
    that one. ;-)
  10. Simply "Nickel Metal"

    Dave :)
  11. Bob Myers

    Bob Myers Guest

    Won't help. I'm know to be incorrigible in this regard.
    So don't incorrige me....

    Bob M.

  12. Not me! I don't incorrige bad behavior! ;-)
  13. redbelly

    redbelly Guest

    I simply say the letters, but that's just me.

  14. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest ;-)

    I'm pretty sure it rhymes with NIMH. The 'i' is short, and the 'h' is
    pretty much silent, like just 'nim'.

    At least that's the way I prnounce it. :)

  15. RR

    RR Guest


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