Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica snobbery
From: Alex Hurst <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 1998 14:28:29 +0100

Alan wrote:
>been meaning to ask before: what is Beemer or Beemers or a beemer ? Is
>it something one eats ? Is it something one carries ? is it something
>one uses ? Never heard of those in my low lands...

A Beemer is what those who haven't got one call a nice piece of Teutonic
machinery by the name of BMW.

BMW stands for 'Bayerische Motoren Werke' (approximate German), which being
translated is 'Bavarian Motor Works' as they're put together down in Munich.

I'm now on my fifth one, and have never (touch wood) had a breakdown in any
of them, which is more than I can say for my Leicas (to keep on topic).



Alex Hurst
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