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#1 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

http://www.giantbomb.com/humvee/93-181/

Humvee is just what it's best known as, it is actually called the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV. Either would be appropriate, but HMMWV being much shorter and more easily recognizable seems the best rename.

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#2 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

I'm not sure which audience would recognize HMMWV more than Humvee. I know that I never heard of it by that name until seeing the threads about this page on the board.

#3 Posted by bobafettjm (1519 posts) -

I hadn't heard of it before now either, probably just best as an alias.

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#4 Posted by BigChickenDinner (766 posts) -

All the moto military duders are flippin the heck out right now about this.

#5 Posted by Ocean_H (290 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

I'm not sure which audience would recognize HMMWV more than Humvee...

Anybody who knows anything military, or active duty, or veterans.

@Hailinel said:

... I know that I never heard of it by that name ...

It's the official name, in like, since the concept...

"Humvee" is just the quick pronunciation adopted by the soldiers.

#6 Posted by Subjugation (4725 posts) -

I know that this thread is the first time I've ever seen HMMWV. I think a larger base of people would recognize it as Humvee, but hey, I'm just a lowly civilian, what do I know? For the purpose of the wiki I think Humvee is more recognizable.

#7 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Humvee is its most recognizable name, HMMWV should just be an alias.

#8 Posted by Brodehouse (10078 posts) -

Change mp5 to Heckler & Koch maschinenpistole 5, too.

#9 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -
@Brodehouse said:
Change mp5 to Heckler & Koch maschinenpistole 5, too.
Believe it or not, we do have Maschinenpistole 5 as an alias for it. :P
#10 Posted by Freshbandito (689 posts) -

stick to Humvee, Hmmwv looks like a welsh city name

#11 Posted by Village_Guy (2637 posts) -

It should be named HMMWV and have Humvee as an alias, after all HMMWV are the real name.

#12 Posted by adoggz (2070 posts) -
@Brodehouse
Change mp5 to Heckler & Koch maschinenpistole 5, too.
You wouldn't need the manufacturer name so it'd just be maschinepistole 5 but since op is asking for the acronym not the full name MP 5 would still be an acceptable name in op's logic.
#13 Posted by Marino (4736 posts) -

Just gonna leave it as it is. Searching HMMWV still gets you there anyway.

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