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20th May '18 2:32:06 PM jasonbres
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'''Lrr:''' Stop eating our young! [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking And it's pronounced "gwah-kah-moh-lay"]]!

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'''Lrr:''' '''Lrrr:''' Stop eating our young! [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking And it's pronounced "gwah-kah-moh-lay"]]!



** In "T: The Terrestrial", Lrr tells his son Jrr that his cape isn't "lame" but ''lamé'', which is in fact correct (assuming it's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamé_(fabric) made out of metallic yarns]]).

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** In "T: The Terrestrial", Lrr Lrrr tells his son Jrr Jrrr that his cape isn't "lame" but ''lamé'', which is in fact correct (assuming it's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamé_(fabric) made out of metallic yarns]]).
20th May '18 2:29:25 PM jasonbres
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** Oddly, though, he has no trouble pronouncing "chutzpah" in "War is the H-Word", "karaoke" in "Amazon Women in the Mood", and "au natural" in "In-a-Gadda-Da Leela".
15th May '18 4:42:54 AM Jhonny
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* Canadian transportation company Bombardier was pronounced Bom-BAR-Dyeh by international news; in western Canada where it's known as a maker of snowmobiles it's called Bom-buh-DEER.

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* Canadian transportation company Bombardier was pronounced Bom-BAR-Dyeh by international news; in western Canada where it's known as a maker of snowmobiles it's called Bom-buh-DEER. Of course neither fully gets the French pronunciation right, which in addition to the "dyeh"- ending has a silent m.
13th May '18 7:07:04 AM galanx
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* Wyoming has [=DuBois=], pronounced by locals as DOO-boys. This was the source of much frustration when the University of Wyoming got a new president named Philip [=DuBois=], who prefers the standard French pronunciation (duh-BWAH). There is a good chance that hearing his name pronounced the same as the town contributed to his hasty exit from the university.

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* Wyoming has [=DuBois=], pronounced by locals as DOO-boys. This was the source of much frustration when the University of Wyoming got a new president named Philip [=DuBois=], who prefers the standard French pronunciation (duh-BWAH). There is a good chance that hearing his name pronounced the same as the town contributed to his hasty exit from the university.universit
* CNN announced a disaster in the Taiwanese city of Kay-oh-see-ong. In the alphabetic system used in Taiwan it's spelt Kaohsiung but is pronounced Gow-shung


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* Canadian transportation company Bombardier was pronounced Bom-BAR-Dyeh by international news; in western Canada where it's known as a maker of snowmobiles it's called Bom-buh-DEER.
13th May '18 6:47:44 AM galanx
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*The Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is pronounced Jo-say by speakers in England; they often referred to the great player of the past as Peel instead of Peh-lay.
6th May '18 12:42:41 PM weliveagain102494
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' star and creator/playwright Creator/LinManuelMiranda's name is pronounced Lin Mon-Well Miranda, he is not a book.

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' star and creator/playwright Creator/LinManuelMiranda's name is pronounced Lin Mon-Well Man-Well (rhymes with swell) Miranda, he is not a book. book
6th May '18 12:26:02 PM weliveagain102494
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* At the celebrity roast of Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/GeorgeTakei introduced himself to the guest of honor with the following line: "Hello, Bill. My name is George Take (TAH-kaye), as in rhymes with toupee (TOO-pay), and not, as you have insisted on pronouncing it for the last forty years, tak-EYE!" (The "EYE" being drawn out in mocking reference to Kirk's "[[BigWordShout KHAAAANNN!!! KHAAAAAANNN!!!]]" line is just toupee-shaped icing on the cake at that point).

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* At the celebrity roast of Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/GeorgeTakei introduced himself to the guest of honor with the following line: "Hello, Bill. My name is George Take Takei (TAH-kaye), as in rhymes with toupee (TOO-pay), and not, as you have insisted on pronouncing it for the last forty years, tak-EYE!" (The "EYE" being drawn out in mocking reference to Kirk's "[[BigWordShout KHAAAANNN!!! KHAAAAAANNN!!!]]" line is just toupee-shaped icing on the cake at that point).


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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' star and creator/playwright Creator/LinManuelMiranda's name is pronounced Lin Mon-Well Miranda, he is not a book.
5th May '18 5:57:47 AM lemonhatred
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** That's probably because they don't pronounce 'fillet' like that. In the UK it's pronounced 'fillit', with a hard t on the end.
4th May '18 7:12:36 AM ChronoLegion
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** In ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush misreads [[FortuneTeller Madame Xima]]'s name as "Madame X-ima", making it sound like "eczema" (the skin condition). She quickly corrects him (ZEE-mah), and he sticks to the correct pronunciation after that.
27th Apr '18 9:27:33 AM CometZTheAntiBrony
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/DepecheMode Depeche Mode]] at the very first glance seems like it would be pronounced "Deh-peh-chee Mode", for the majority of people, but it is actually pronounced "Deh-pesh Mode".
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