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Joe in Seattle

My wife loves my f nib prototype. When I told her they're on eBay now, she said she wanted her own twizzbee.

 

Seems to me she's hit on a good name for it. What do you say?

"how do I know what I think until I write it down?"

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I like that...I have been wondering the correct pronunciation and I kept hearing "tsu-bi" in my head, but I like twizzbee better.

 

What IS the correct way?

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Another post on FPN mentioned that TWSBI stands for Speedy's initial (note that in Chinese it is last name first) and the Chinese word for pen (bi, pronounced roughly like bui). But twizzbee sounds pretty good.

Rick B.

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I call mine "bought"!

 

Finally available on EBay...zip! Done deal! Hooah!

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I asked Speed y to post a audio with the correct pronunciation. I believe it is "Twist Bee" except without pronouncing the second "t".

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

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I say Twizz-bee. In most languages, the "i" would be pronounced as a long "e." For instance, the town of Hilo, Hawaii is not pronounced High-low, but He-low. So, twizz-bee. :thumbup:

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Ernst Bitterman

Currently, I call mine "Still in transit". When reading post about the line, I vary between the Manufacturer's Suggested Pronunciation and something my very shallow knowledge of Welsh orthography suggests: Toos-be.

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Mines Twizzbee....

 

Not the correct pronunciation from previous discussions on here......

 

But started as Twizzbee and Twizzbee it has remained :thumbup:

 

 

51ISH

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I put it in my head as 'Twizzbee' the first time I read it and it's stuck. The other day in a writing group I had several compliments on the 'coolness' of it. They asked what kind of pen it was and I pointed them to FPN and told them to look for 'Twizzbee' posts and pointed out the "TWSBI" on the cap ring so they'd know how to spell/find it.

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wvbeetlebug

I don't have one, yet, but I've also been calling it a twizzbee.

:happycloud9:

 

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I put it in my head as 'Twizzbee' the first time I read it and it's stuck.

 

 

 

+1........That's exactly what I was 'trying ' to say....... :roflmho:

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tonybelding

I know it may not be correct, but "twizby" is stuck in my mind now.

 

By the way, it looks like the TWSBI eBay store is up and running this morning, with pens to sell. :thumbup:

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You can also grab pens at my store taiwanlovesyou.com here if you dont want to deal with eBay. I am fresh out of EF pens, but am buying another box to keep up with demand this week! Also, i'll be getting more products other than pens in soon.

 

There are so many posts about Twsbi, I should pretend like i'm paying you guys to shamelessly plug the pens!

 

 

BTW, it's twis-bee

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I've been saying it twiz-bee (like frisbee) but I guess it more 's' than 'z' ...

 

Good news that they are available! I've been drooling over all the happy new owners photos and descriptions.

I just ordered an F from your website Mahkie :) :) :)

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I like that...I have been wondering the correct pronunciation and I kept hearing "tsu-bi" in my head, but I like twizzbee better.

 

What IS the correct way?

 

I'll say aloud (I mean, I've said aloud, the one time I spoke of the pen aloud, telling my girlfriend what the fuss was about) twis-bee, but in my head it's always tsu-bi.

 

This is a similar thing with Lamy, anytime I'm in a pen shop I'll say lah-mee, or la-mee, and will feel ridiculous while saying lame-ee in my head.

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This is a similar thing with Lamy, anytime I'm in a pen shop I'll say lah-mee, or la-mee, and will feel ridiculous while saying lame-ee in my head.

I say "lamb-ee" in my head and assume it's "lah-may" in reality, but who knows?

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