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3-26-2012 @ 11:05AM
I've never understood how some of WoW's words get so mangled by people pronouncing them. Transmog for instance. I know several people who say "transmorg". There is literally no way to say it that way, but they find a way. Now, a word like "auchindoun"? Sure, I can understand having problems, I wouldn't even say there's a 100% set way to say that, but some words are easily said. Like Pandaria.
3-26-2012 @ 11:11AM
Auchindoun is a real place and blizzard is probably going for the same pronunciation.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auchindoun_Castle
3-26-2012 @ 11:14AM
I know people who still insist that it's Ogrimmar, as if it's a city for Ogres.Also Furblog, as if they're a race of furry internet writers.
3-26-2012 @ 11:18AM
I knew a guy who would say "Exodiar" for Exodar. That drove me nuts, I didn't get it either.
3-26-2012 @ 11:20AM
Like people saying ENCH(anting) and mean an ENHanCement shaman?
3-26-2012 @ 11:24AM
The people who say "transmorg" are probably the same people who "warsh" their clothes. My ex's family would say that all the time; it drove me crazy to not scream "it's 'wash'! there's no 'r' in that word!" at them.
3-26-2012 @ 11:30AM
I have a buddy who pronounced a certain location in BC like this:Terrokar Forest = "Tek-nar Forest"Drove me nuts, to the point that I could barely listen to him say it.
3-26-2012 @ 11:31AM
How Pandaria should be pronounced is actually not at all clear from its spelling. The 'ar' combination in English frequently has two possible realizations for the vowel:are, car, aria - pronounced 'ah' [ɑ]care, malaria - pronounced 'eh' [ɛ]Given the ambiguities of English spelling and differing word origins, I think you could make a case for either way. The 'right' way to pronounce it? Probably the way Ghostcrawler does. :)
WoW words? How about people who say Warshington and Groshrees? (Groceries) People are going to always pronounce things different. It's just who we are. It's nice to try and pronounce things certain ways but some people just can't. If they are your friends, you give them a hard time :p As far as WoW words goes, I think only Drain-eye bugs me but you just shrug it off and move on ;)
3-26-2012 @ 11:33AM
If WoW has taught me anything, it is that when presented with an unfamiliar word (whether it be entirely fictional or just one you've never seen or heard before), you will be shocked at how incorrectly people can pronounce it. Adding letters, whole syllables and the like is not uncommon.It must be something in our psyche that says "if you don't know how to say it, just move on" and when translated to spoken word that results in saying whatever comes naturally with little consideration to what it actually written on the page.
@DidaxI like to refer to it as Ogremart :p
3-26-2012 @ 11:36AM
My guild master pronounces 'Lich King' as 'Linch King'. I corrected him all the time about it when it was current content.Now he just does it to annoy me.I still correct him.
3-26-2012 @ 11:37AM
Our old raid leader used to insist that we were going to Serpentshire Cavern. Scaly hobbits, yuk.
3-26-2012 @ 11:38AM
About the Furblogs...er...I mean Furbolgs:You mean they aren't a race of furry internet writers?! D:I feel so betrayed... >.>;;I thought the baby one in Felwood got kidnapped because he was an undercover journalist.
3-26-2012 @ 11:40AM
/takes cover'erbs instead of herbs really grinds my gears, I get that it's considered normal in some places in America, but in Scotland it's just stoner kids trying to sound cool whilst wasting their life that miss the H.
3-26-2012 @ 11:49AM
It's not "gnome" as "NOH-m", it's "gnome" as in "guh - NAH - muh".
3-26-2012 @ 11:54AM
It's taught in America that the H is silent in Herbs. Sorry mate. At least it was way back when I was in school. There are certain words like Fillet that you don't pronounce the T as well. I smile when I hear you Brits say Fill-IT. Again, it's what makes language so fun ;)
3-26-2012 @ 11:57AM
Arggo.... An old GM of mine used to say it and it was just a thing that we guildies used to laugh about. I have since come across quite a few others that say it that way, makes me want to AGGRO on them!
3-26-2012 @ 11:59AM
@ NickYes, but we also believe that we're the only speakers-of-English WITHOUT an accent. Considering how many different languages have passed through our linguistic digestive system, it's a miracle we can communicate with anyone. Sorry for saying "erb" instead of "herb." But most Americans (I think) would agree that a herb is a sleazy salesman in a polyester suit, and an erb is a tea.
3-26-2012 @ 12:01PM
We had a raid tank who would refer to the Amalgamations on Spine as "All-mags". Drove me nuts every single time he said it. It didn't help that his explanations on each fight were longer than the fight itself. Thankfully, he wasn't around for our Madness kills, or quite a few team members besides myself would have jumped into the Maelstrom. Repeatedly.
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