Not sounding in the store

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tommye48
Sep 1, 2006
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Candace, every SA I've ever spoken with pronounces the Hermes names/pieces in a different way....and I'm too ignorant to know the difference.

I wouldn't worry about it.....it's your attitude that counts, not what you call it....:smile:

Gives one a little more confidence, tho, to at least have a working knowledge, doesn't it?
 

misspiggy

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Sep 15, 2006
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Candace, you are funny!! LOL

I just refer to them as "the taller Birkins" and my SA knows immediately what I'm referrring to....
 

mrssparkles

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Mar 25, 2006
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DQ, HG ... you both are too funny :roflmfao:

The more senior SAs at my store will pronouce it properly (or so I think since I don't know better), but I could never catch it well. The younger ones will just say "hawk" and I swear I even heard one say "H" "A" "C".
 

MrsMorris

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Jul 5, 2006
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This is a great thread:smile: . I tried referring to this bag today by the letters, H-A-C, and an SA was mystified. However, my regular SA calls them "high-handles" , which makes it easy.
 

Queenie

Holiday Joys!
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Mar 1, 2006
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Candace, you're so funny!! :roflmfao:

Usually "oat-a-kwah". What about tall birkin?
 

pigleto972001

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Oct 6, 2006
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i like tall birkin, queenie. ya could also refer to it by H - A - C but in french!

"aaaash ah say". but then they might think you were saying "ashtray" !
 

mudmud

The Orange Wiggle
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Oct 13, 2006
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Haut Ā Courroie is the correct spelling (note the accented a).

I came across knowing a bit about how to pronounce HAC when I was in Paris. A very nice SA (darn it I forgot to ask for her name!) from the George V store wrote the name down on a piece of card so I could pull it out and show the other stores if they don't understand what I was asking for.

Haut is pronounced as "ou". The H is silent in French (and the t in Haut is connected to the following vowel, Ā - this convention is called Liaison, so pronounced as ta) and then Courroie is similar to "kouwa". Ou ta kouwa. Pretty straight forward.

What it means is a high/tall bag (Haut), with (Ā) strap/handles (Courroie).

They don't call it by the initials (HAC). At first the SA didn't have a clue what I was asking for until I described it to her as a square shaped Birkin look-alike.