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How do you pronounce your username?

Of course I sound it out in my head, but I want to know how you say it.
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter-Related at 7:28 PM (387 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

GRUM-bull-bee
posted by grumblebee at 7:29 PM on July 29, 2009


[ j'orj ]
posted by notsnot at 7:32 PM on July 29, 2009


Magdalene, because I'm French.
posted by maudlin at 7:32 PM on July 29, 2009 [5 favorites]


Da be to da oh to da eggity-ex!
posted by box at 7:35 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


I pronounce it, "your username"
posted by mattdidthat at 7:37 PM on July 29, 2009 [4 favorites]


I use this screen name on other boards, and I've had people IRL refer to me as 'Work Rant.' I then refer to them as 'Illiterate.'
posted by workerant at 7:37 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


cuh-NAP-ah? I guess? I don't tend to pronounce it unless I'm at a meetup, in normal reality it's just my username, a non-pronounced quasi-transliterated version of the cyrillic of my first name...

K=C, N=I (if you mirror the N anyway), A=A, P=R, A=A, H=N...

I went to Russia in 2002, just before I became a member, couldn't think of a name, so knapah it was...
posted by knapah at 7:39 PM on July 29, 2009


In IPA: /oʊkərˈdreɪkoʊ/

For those who don't read IPA: oh-kur-DRAY-koh.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:39 PM on July 29, 2009


THUR - teen - Kill - ur
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:39 PM on July 29, 2009


I'm just here until XQUZYPHYR checks in.
posted by crapmatic at 7:45 PM on July 29, 2009 [23 favorites]


Fehr-may-porte. Fehr-may-porte! FEHR MAY THE FRICKEN PORTE ALREADY!
posted by fermezporte at 7:45 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Medea rapport
posted by mediareport at 7:45 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


JESS - uh - men
posted by netbros at 7:46 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Bthirty-threej, or for short, beege.
posted by b33j at 7:46 PM on July 29, 2009


No͞o-män'ō-ŭl-trə-mī-krə-skäpʹĭk-sĭl'ē-kō-väl-kā-nō-kō-nē-ōʹsĭs.
posted by WCityMike at 7:46 PM on July 29, 2009


John -Nee Gun
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:48 PM on July 29, 2009


You Can Call Me Al.

You cannot call me meal.
posted by youcancallmeal at 7:51 PM on July 29, 2009 [21 favorites]


The "W" stands for Windy, so internally I usually refer to the handle as "Windy City Mike."
posted by WCityMike at 7:51 PM on July 29, 2009


Oh, and klangklangston has the definitive ruling on wfrgms.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:51 PM on July 29, 2009


A (like the letter) and then Skee-buh.

But back in the Red Scare I would tell everyone it was pronounced "Death-to-commies"
posted by Askiba at 7:51 PM on July 29, 2009


Throat Warbler Mangrove
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:53 PM on July 29, 2009 [7 favorites]


Handsome.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:53 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


deh bur rah
posted by deborah at 7:55 PM on July 29, 2009


"Chazzwozzer"
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:55 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


day-ZHAR-din

although someone at the meetup did call me "dess jar dinz"
posted by desjardins at 7:56 PM on July 29, 2009


drezdn
posted by drezdn at 7:56 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


NEYE-vex (not nih-vex)
posted by Nivex at 7:58 PM on July 29, 2009


Kolt Sheff
posted by ColdChef at 7:58 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sixty-four thousand, six hundred eighty-seven.
posted by 0xFCAF at 7:59 PM on July 29, 2009 [13 favorites]


Sicks Cullers
posted by hermitosis at 8:00 PM on July 29, 2009 [9 favorites]


sci·ence !
\ˈsī-ən(t)s\ !

I always shout it, take a shot of whiskey, punch a mime, and then fire a large caliber handgun into the air widly. Every single time.
posted by Science! at 8:01 PM on July 29, 2009 [35 favorites]



HEL-BOUND-FOR-CHED-UR

EEK-WUL EM-FA-SIS
posted by hellboundforcheddar at 8:02 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm-sorry-I-got-a-bit-carried-away-there
posted by Dumsnill at 8:04 PM on July 29, 2009


na-dow-ee
(dow rhymes with ow)
posted by nadawi at 8:05 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Smith.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:05 PM on July 29, 2009


Thi-bo-deau

Stop me if you've heard this one
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 8:05 PM on July 29, 2009


y6, that is, hwahy six.
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:06 PM on July 29, 2009


(The P sounds like an S, the o like an m, the e like an i, the G like a th, and the rest are all silent.)
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:06 PM on July 29, 2009


It's spelt "mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey" , but it's pronounced "mister crash davis mark two jazz odyssey". The underscores and colon are silent.



The colon is usually silent, that is.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 8:07 PM on July 29, 2009 [10 favorites]


hed spase.
posted by headspace at 8:07 PM on July 29, 2009


I'm afraid you'd have to learn Marain.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 8:08 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


One does not pronounce a username. One reads a username. Saying it out loud makes it all weird and stuff.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:08 PM on July 29, 2009


Duh.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:09 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


vrah kah tahrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
posted by vrakatar at 8:10 PM on July 29, 2009


(Clap−L)+(1000 lbs) (Horseless carriage)+(Mr. Quayle's first name)+(3−R)+(prefix meaning "not"), factorial.


I hope that clears it up.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 8:10 PM on July 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


What happened to the shout out/ mefi10 party line? This would be perfect for it.
posted by boo_radley at 8:10 PM on July 29, 2009


With a sexy Billy Idol sneer.
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:10 PM on July 29, 2009 [5 favorites]


I look sheepish and mumble that it's a bunch of numbers. Toronto meetup people can confirm this.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 8:12 PM on July 29, 2009


dirty numb bagel boy
posted by youarenothere at 8:13 PM on July 29, 2009 [14 favorites]


"Rikk-tikk-tikki-tikki-tchk!"
posted by Riki tiki at 8:13 PM on July 29, 2009


Oh-div.

Not oh-deev.
posted by ODiV at 8:14 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


madam-joo(hip shake)-joo(hip shake)-jive(wink)
posted by madamjujujive at 8:14 PM on July 29, 2009 [21 favorites]




matt HOW-ee
posted by chrisamiller at 8:19 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


(It's not "destitute" or "day-sue-et-oode")
posted by desuetude at 8:19 PM on July 29, 2009


The Deej. But with an overtone of self-important cockiness.
posted by The Deej at 8:20 PM on July 29, 2009


As it looks.

"Bob"
posted by djgh at 8:23 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Either KATT-ull-us or ka-TULL-us, depending on nothing in particular.
posted by Kattullus at 8:25 PM on July 29, 2009


I remember at a meetup years ago some dorkbag insisting mathowie's username being pronounced 'math owie'.

That dorkbag was Afroblanco.
posted by item at 8:27 PM on July 29, 2009


Ha! My name is hard-to-pronounceable in English, despite looking reassuringly easy. The v is kinda like a w, but not. And the o is simple like pot, not diphthong like oh. rhymes with nova.
posted by Sova at 8:27 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's pronounced ah-nal-rah-pist.
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:28 PM on July 29, 2009 [6 favorites]


That dorkbag was Afroblanco.

What?
posted by Afroblanco at 8:29 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Like Juvenal, but more 1337. J00h-v3hn-411.
posted by juv3nal at 8:30 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Maybe that wasn't you. I can't be blamed for my own faulty memory.
posted by item at 8:32 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


\'pē(ēē)-drō\
posted by peeedro at 8:32 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


DEE-zuhl
posted by deezil at 8:32 PM on July 29, 2009


You Gee Eff.

Gah, I wish we could change out usernames, I'm sure I'd be less of a lurker if I could retain my number and not have this goofy name (five minute between 12:00 and 12:05 to decide).
posted by ugf at 8:33 PM on July 29, 2009


loquacious is pronounced FUCK YES I'LL HAVE ANOTHER SLICE OF PIE PLEASE THANK YOU.
posted by loquacious at 8:39 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


/nɛbjuləwɪndfoʊn/

/lɪŋgwɪstɪks nɹdz ɹɛpɹəzɛnt/
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:43 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


"Fire." Not "feer", which has happened before on other forums and which I really don't get.
posted by Phire at 8:43 PM on July 29, 2009


It's "bookhouse," not "book house." Like Milhouse, not mill house.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:44 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


i did always wonder if you were BLANK-OH or BLAH-N-CO
posted by radioamy at 8:45 PM on July 29, 2009


i:st mænə'toʊbə 'ri:dʒənəl dʒu:nɪə(r) kə'bɑ:dɪ 'tʃæmpɪən 'naɪn(t)i fɔə(r)
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:46 PM on July 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


I mispronounce mine, but not as badly as most people do.
posted by crataegus at 8:48 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sadly, the easiest way to describe it is "rhymes with fattie."

I've had people pronounce it like Nettie, which I don't understand at all.
posted by Nattie at 8:49 PM on July 29, 2009


Spaceman Stix.
posted by SpacemanStix at 8:53 PM on July 29, 2009


So I recently realized my username could--and probably would--be read by most people as Library LIS (as in, hat tip to the degree). And then I was annoyed. Because it's Library Leees (like the car loan, and hat tip to my first name).
posted by librarylis at 8:58 PM on July 29, 2009


Uh.. I'm not sure how it should be pronounced, but I say it "NAHS-ray-DIN."
posted by nasreddin at 9:00 PM on July 29, 2009


Frum buk-lyn.

God I love Brooklyn but damn is it fucked in a cocked hat these days. Which gives rise to the alternate pronounciation, "back when I was young and had good hair whiskey was not a one way ticket to big, life changing regret."
posted by From Bklyn at 9:02 PM on July 29, 2009


My name is not Merv Griffin.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 9:03 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


PAH-ter a-LAY-theas. Nearly rhymes with "potter, a gay deist."
posted by Pater Aletheias at 9:04 PM on July 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


H to the Izzle, Rum to the Pizzle.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:06 PM on July 29, 2009 [4 favorites]


Like Robin Leach.
posted by dhammond at 9:10 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


"Parsnip"
posted by bz at 9:10 PM on July 29, 2009


GUR-skee.
posted by gursky at 9:12 PM on July 29, 2009


item: I remember at a meetup years ago some dorkbag insisting mathowie's username being pronounced 'math owie'.

Yeah, man, everybody knows it's pronounced ma-THOW-ee.
posted by Kattullus at 9:12 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's spelled Heretic, but it's pronounced Raymond Luxury Yatcht.
posted by Heretic at 9:13 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


To be honest, I have no idea, so usually just stick with oo-boo.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:13 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Rump to the Izzle
posted by Rumple at 9:15 PM on July 29, 2009


(whisper, as if you were introducing a spy for one dynasty, to that of another, opposing power):

paul.....ess....cee
posted by paulsc at 9:17 PM on July 29, 2009


koeselitz is an alternate spelling of (Johann) Heinrich Köselitz' last name.

The German ‘ö’ sound, which has no English equivalent, is roughly produced by shaping one's mouth to pronounce a long ‘o’ sound, as in the English ‘boot’ or ‘stool,’ and then pronouncing through that unspoken ‘oooo’ mouth-shape instead a long ‘e’ as in ‘steel’ or ‘feet.’ If you wish, you may consult this handy guide to the pronunciation of the German ‘ö;’ it does tend to be difficult for non-Germans. (This is what it sounds like.) Also, given that Heinrich Köselitz was born and raised in Annaberg and educated at Leipzig, both of which are in Saxony, he would have spoken with the tone of the Saxon dialect, or Mitteldeutsch, with its slightly softer consonants somewhat akin to the gentle Austrian lilt, rather than the harsh gutturals of Hochdeutsch; this means that the syllable-initial s was unvoiced, and therefore his name would not have been pronounced ‘kuuh-ZEL-its’ but rather ‘kuuh-SEL-its.’

Now that I've explained that, I trust we won't have this problem at meetups anymore.
posted by koeselitz at 9:17 PM on July 29, 2009 [4 favorites]


Co
posted by Cobalt at 9:20 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Rhythmically, with an echo:

I NEED-ta, Need-ta
posted by anitanita at 9:24 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


coe-SEM
posted by kosem at 9:25 PM on July 29, 2009


A soupçon of sound.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:26 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Letter by letter, using the phonetic alphabet.

It's 45 syllables, but it's worth it...
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 9:27 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


yowkah
posted by jouke at 9:30 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


I stiffen my glottis, and introduce a silent /t͡ʃ/ before the last word.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 9:32 PM on July 29, 2009


pssssssst.
posted by stagewhisper at 9:34 PM on July 29, 2009 [11 favorites]


Isn't it obvious?
posted by clearly at 9:35 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Joe thirteen double oh seven
posted by JoeXIII007 at 9:39 PM on July 29, 2009


p jern. _NOT_ like bjorn...
posted by pjern at 9:39 PM on July 29, 2009


arr-tee-aitch-ay

jessamyn says eartha. Other people say artha. It's all good.
posted by rtha at 9:41 PM on July 29, 2009


Dictionary.com says em-puh-ree-uhn, but I'd say it more like em-peer-ee-uhn, with the stress on the second syllable.
posted by empyrean at 9:44 PM on July 29, 2009


I'm just here until XQUZYPHYR checks in.

Easy. ex-CUSE-ifer. Rhymes with Lucifer. (Changed my whole Mefi experience when I realized it was pronounceable.)

(My username's too easy, so I had to pronounce someone else's.)
posted by Zed at 9:48 PM on July 29, 2009 [8 favorites]


Satsuma.
posted by tangerine at 9:49 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


"ちゃん" naturally.
posted by Chan at 9:49 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Zed: Changed my whole Mefi experience when I realized it was pronounceable.

I say eg-SKWIZ-ih-fur.
posted by Kattullus at 9:53 PM on July 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


something Rudolf Steiner believed was real - something that eventually becomes toast
posted by gnomeloaf at 9:54 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


ROW-mee. The "row" rhymes with "cow" (or wow!).
posted by Rhaomi at 9:56 PM on July 29, 2009


Palin
posted by vapidave at 9:56 PM on July 29, 2009


i am a bot.
posted by iamabot at 9:56 PM on July 29, 2009


SIN-fun-dell

(that's the dip in the middle of a 15-year-old mattress)
posted by zinfandel at 10:00 PM on July 29, 2009


with exasperation!
posted by juliplease at 10:02 PM on July 29, 2009 [7 favorites]


Rhymes with "more."

My last name is pronounced show as in showboat followed by berg as in iceberg. Unless you're Swedish, in which case it's pronounced in this weird way I can't replicate.
posted by lore at 10:03 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


N@
posted by Eideteker at 10:05 PM on July 29, 2009


prah-tso-VEE-tih
/praʦɔ'vitɨ/
posted by pracowity at 10:05 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Trippin'
posted by The Light Fantastic at 10:08 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Interestingly (probably just to me) Metafilter actually changed the way I pronounced my username. In my head it's always (since I first started using it on the internet in 1994) been pronounced "dur-SINZ." Lo and behold I went to my first meetup and discovered that everyone-- and I mean everyone else pronounced it "DUR-sinz."

So I just sucked it up and went with what everyone else said, because what kind of jackass argues about how his fake internet name should be pronounced?
posted by dersins at 10:09 PM on July 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


fuck Chicago
posted by sanko at 10:10 PM on July 29, 2009


Zed: My username's too easy, so I had to pronounce someone else's.

I'm guessing "Zee" if you're in the States like me?

As for me: pro-NOY-ack.

And having just now noticed the title: I've misread the L as an I for ages.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:12 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


ay mee em ess

(the name Amy and the letters M and S)
posted by amyms at 10:13 PM on July 29, 2009


Wonderthroat Warbler Mangrove
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:16 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


pa-RAP-uh the RAP-uh
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:19 PM on July 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


dersins: Interestingly (probably just to me) Metafilter actually changed the way I pronounced my username.

I've had a similar experience. I thought that my username should be pronounced the way I describe it above; but since everybody insists on saying it wrong every single time, I've finally given in. Now I just say it like everybody else and pronounce it “holy crap, is that guy ever going to shut the fuck up?”
posted by koeselitz at 10:24 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kay-dihn

(The "2048" is silent. It's a little-known grammatical rule.)
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:25 PM on July 29, 2009


I answer to any grunt, groan, or gutteral gurgle.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:27 PM on July 29, 2009


LV &
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:29 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is a silly game.
posted by pompomtom at 10:32 PM on July 29, 2009


I'm just here until XQUZYPHYR checks in.

Exquisi-fur. Means "pubes." So sexy.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:33 PM on July 29, 2009 [4 favorites]


It doesn't really matter how I pronounce my username, what matters is how I say yours. There are some people's usernames that I misread the first time I saw them and now I mispronounce them in my head every time I see them.

Examples:
dersins = deserins
I have to stop and think through pronouncing "Blazecock Pileon" correctly every time I see it because the alternative my brain initially gave me is waaaay off.


(Also, Silky Greenbelly)
posted by silkygreenbelly at 10:35 PM on July 29, 2009


it used to be "russ em" but has now shortened to pretty much a single syllable... "ruzm"...
posted by russm at 10:36 PM on July 29, 2009


Personally, I'd love some pronunciation tips from ~ and =^^=. 'Tilde and Kitty'? 'Swungdash and the Cat'? 'Mr. Squiggle and Pussyface'?
posted by eatyourcellphone at 10:38 PM on July 29, 2009 [6 favorites]


i pronounce it "pyramid termite"

others pronounce it "asshole"
posted by pyramid termite at 10:40 PM on July 29, 2009


Three short i's, and the accent on the rid.
posted by Iridic at 10:40 PM on July 29, 2009


(the name Amy and the letters M and S)
posted by amyms


Oh, man. I've been saying "A Mimz" forever. This is going to take some serious retraining.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:43 PM on July 29, 2009 [7 favorites]


That's okay, Pater Aletheias, whenever I see/say your name, the Pater reminds me of Potter and I picture you as a Beatrix Potter character.
posted by amyms at 10:48 PM on July 29, 2009


Daniel Charms. The underscore is silent.
posted by daniel_charms at 10:53 PM on July 29, 2009


I have no clue.
posted by flatluigi at 10:55 PM on July 29, 2009


I have to stop and think through pronouncing "Blazecock Pileon" correctly every time I see it because the alternative my brain initially gave me is waaaay off.

I always read it as "Blazecock Pigeon," because I have the reading comprehension of a two-year-old and who actually stops to think about usernames, you know? I couldn't figure out what it meant. Then I realized it is, indeed, "Pileon" but it still makes no sense and I still pronounce it "Pigeon." Which is better.

(uh-LIZ-uh-beth-jay-dub-you)
posted by elisabethjw at 10:55 PM on July 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


whore tense
posted by hortense at 10:58 PM on July 29, 2009


/ˈʒɑːʒɑː/. As in Ms. Gabor. But just call me Ian.
posted by zsazsa at 11:01 PM on July 29, 2009


"El Guapo"
posted by hydrophonic at 11:11 PM on July 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


It's pronounced "KEEN-wah."
posted by chococat at 11:14 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


I've been saying amyms = aims and pater = rhymes with tater (sorry) :•\
posted by silkygreenbelly at 11:19 PM on July 29, 2009


Ambrosia Voyeur: "I'm just here until XQUZYPHYR checks in.

Exquisi-fur. Means "pubes." So sexy.
"

I just go with Kissy-fur. It's wrong, but so adorable!

...and still means pubes.
posted by team lowkey at 11:20 PM on July 29, 2009


I know it's MATT HOWIE.
in my secret inner voice, I pronounce it MATH-OWIE
posted by stray at 11:20 PM on July 29, 2009 [8 favorites]


I have no idea. I don't even know what it means, actually.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:22 PM on July 29, 2009


ˈɔ bḷ ˌnɑn

ə ˈbɪl ə ˌnɑn

ˈɑʊ bḷ ə ˌnɑn

&c
posted by aubilenon at 11:35 PM on July 29, 2009


WEN-dĕl

emphasis on the WEN (When? Anytime!) and not quite Dell but definitely not Dull

legal last name:

WITT-ler

spelled with 2 t's and no h and rhymes with Hitler. I am pre-Godwinized

the 'legal' first name is only pronounced at all by relatives and bill collectors
posted by wendell at 11:37 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


OMG til right now I thought it was "Pater Ah-THE-lias" - sorry!

"triss-TAY-sah"

(ex-CUZE-ipher)
posted by tristeza at 11:40 PM on July 29, 2009


Lemurrhea - when you combine lemurs with diarrhea. Which is either the most painful diarrhea ever, or the worst cleanup job ever.

really, it's just a glut of lemurs. But imagine. Diarrheaing out lemurs.
posted by Lemurrhea at 11:46 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


The underscore is silent.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:52 PM on July 29, 2009


If you will wait until Thanksgiving, someone will probably let it slip.
posted by Cranberry at 12:12 AM on July 30, 2009


For some reason I pronounce ND¢ as "Norton Doc".
posted by vapidave at 12:12 AM on July 30, 2009


Lemurrhea: The legendary lost incontinence?
posted by aubilenon at 12:32 AM on July 30, 2009 [6 favorites]


Z҉A҉L҉G҉O̚̕̚
posted by armage at 12:44 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


The canonical pronunciation of my username is at 16:36 in this Youtube video.
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 12:58 AM on July 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


Like this.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 1:21 AM on July 30, 2009


psst, don't tell anyone else, but I don't think anyone's actually reading this thread
posted by flatluigi at 1:29 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]




Then there's these two:

ハッカー

김치
posted by sambosambo at 1:40 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Huh-zerozero-pee, also pronounced HOO-peh!
posted by h00py at 1:41 AM on July 30, 2009




The joke's not as funny when you have to explain it.
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:57 AM on July 30, 2009


김치
kimchee

As for mine, well, it's the only time I ever exhibited a modicum of foresight:
posted by like_neon at 1:58 AM on July 30, 2009


Joe Fuss.

I heard a story that when an elderly and distant relative of mine moved to London from Poland in the twenties, he walked up and down the East-end asking everyone where he could find Vuh-hitty-cappal as it's the phonetic Polish pronunciation of Whitechapel.

That is all.
posted by Jofus at 2:27 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's the sound you make when you get your sexual organs trapped in something.

But I usually go with Juh-ZIX-kik, if forced to say it out loud.
posted by jozxyqk at 2:34 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


ハッカー is just "hacker" in Japanese.

My username is just my first initial and last name. Boring. At meetups I just say my real name. I wish I'd thought more about my username before joining, and sort of wish there was a way to change it. Oh well.
posted by misozaki at 2:37 AM on July 30, 2009


like "machismo"
posted by fourcheesemac at 2:46 AM on July 30, 2009


j̛͍̬̤̭ͯa̗̍̐̅ͪͣ̎͘ṋ̭͉̩̭͔̼ͭ̄n̯̪̳̑͠w̮̙̻͚̦͓̑͞ͅ
posted by jannw at 2:49 AM on July 30, 2009


Like this.
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 2:51 AM on July 30, 2009


Mine is pronounced "Featherstonehaugh".
posted by Justinian at 2:57 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm making a comment without answering the question.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 3:19 AM on July 30, 2009


hi dro sigh key

with the accent on the sigh
posted by hydropsyche at 3:36 AM on July 30, 2009


"Fellini" like the director. "Blank" as in Grosse Pointe Blank. Sound it out, lazybones.

The only reason I read this entire fucking thread was in hopes that everichon would show up. I always imagine that sounding like how someone from Luxembourg would say "everyone."
posted by FelliniBlank at 3:59 AM on July 30, 2009


"So where's Fafhrd?" (rimshot)
posted by graymouser at 4:00 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Milquetoast" -- but say it like you're calling me to dinner. Think "air-ball," only milquetoastier.
posted by milquetoast at 4:13 AM on July 30, 2009


ZING!cat
posted by xingcat at 4:19 AM on July 30, 2009


I usually just impersonate a group of bored teenagers, a soccer mom or a lawnmover or something.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:23 AM on July 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


Mine's a bit obvious, isn't it?
posted by aldurtregi at 4:23 AM on July 30, 2009


vah-kah-PEEN-tah!

Said with your best Ricardo Montalban accent.
posted by vacapinta at 4:24 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I say "WolfDaddy"
The guys, though, they usually say "MAKING ME COME OH GOD"

So there's a bit of confusion there. I don't know.
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:31 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm making another comment without answering the question.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 4:33 AM on July 30, 2009


20 bucks, same as in town.
posted by kalessin at 4:43 AM on July 30, 2009


Alder-tray-i

the "I" at the end sounds like the one in Tim.

It's an old norse word meaning death. I got it from a medieval Icelandic runic poem.
posted by aldurtregi at 4:47 AM on July 30, 2009


I've always thought of XQUZYPHYR as a kind of cross between "Ex-CUSE me!??" and "Lucifer". So in my head the name means something like "What the fuck you saying, Satan?".
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:02 AM on July 30, 2009




Tom Melee.

most people say tommy lee. Definitely, definitely, not tommy lee.

Formed ages ago in some MMO or another, meant to denote any random melee based character. "There's Tom Melee and Susan Spellbinder". Etc. Carry on.
posted by TomMelee at 5:24 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


My username is unpronounceable, unfathomable, mysterious, enigmatic... but is at least correctly spelled.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:30 AM on July 30, 2009


"vibrating bum-faced goat"
posted by yhbc at 5:38 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Z҉A҉L҉G҉O̚̕̚
posted by Greg Nog at 5:40 AM on July 30, 2009


Oh, shit. I just noticed armage already did that upthread. Uh... something about babbies... and all your base.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:42 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


cat pie hurts!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:45 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Fun-key Heel- icks
posted by FunkyHelix at 5:46 AM on July 30, 2009


saw see soo (no, I am not from the soo)
posted by saucysault at 5:47 AM on July 30, 2009


Apple, just like the drink.
posted by Saydur at 5:55 AM on July 30, 2009


Dirtdirt
posted by dirtdirt at 6:01 AM on July 30, 2009


"sim-bollocks"

NOT "symbol-locks"
posted by symbollocks at 6:03 AM on July 30, 2009


get a jar of jam & a big spoon - put a big spoonful of jam in your mouth - now pronounce chamois - like that

jammy chamois! chamois jammy!
posted by jammy at 6:16 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


margin + eh + lee + ah + nuh

Like marginalia smooshed with the suffix -ana, meaning "a collection of things about a person or place" = a collection of things about marginalia.

Because I am a book nerd.
posted by marginaliana at 6:16 AM on July 30, 2009


If you could pronounce it, I'd have to kill you because you're obviously a robot.
I answer to "Hey, you!" (hā yoo)
posted by 1f2frfbf at 6:21 AM on July 30, 2009


Lee Mortee Dee Beeya Arthur
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 6:28 AM on July 30, 2009


The "P" is silent.
posted by BigLankyBastard at 6:29 AM on July 30, 2009


Weirdly on-topic but OS X's speech synthesizer pronounces "mathowie" as "matt haughey", but if you alter it slightly, like add an extra "w" and it goes back to pronouncing it as "math owie". So someone inside Apple might be a secret MeFite.
posted by Space Coyote at 6:31 AM on July 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


North's soup leered
posted by Not Supplied at 6:32 AM on July 30, 2009


i don't.
posted by namewithoutwords at 6:37 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


"Sexy."
posted by LordSludge at 6:46 AM on July 30, 2009


loon-it
posted by lunit at 6:49 AM on July 30, 2009


"THALATTA! THALATTA! She is our great sweet mother. Come and look."

or, οἴνοπα πόντον
posted by oinopaponton at 6:54 AM on July 30, 2009


Buy us some drinks and you'll figure it out.
posted by waraw at 6:54 AM on July 30, 2009


SLEE və nər
posted by sleevener at 7:01 AM on July 30, 2009


NAY-vuhl-GAY-zuhr, exactly like how you think. It was a name I chose for something else way back in film school, when I guess I was reading up on some Woody ALlen criticism or something and decided I just liked the word.
posted by Navelgazer at 7:03 AM on July 30, 2009


Tea-Vye-Uh
posted by thivaia at 7:05 AM on July 30, 2009


slaaaaaaw-guuuuuur
posted by slogger at 7:09 AM on July 30, 2009


I don't understand.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 7:10 AM on July 30, 2009 [5 favorites]


1f2frfbf: If you could pronounce it, I'd have to kill you because you're obviously a robot.

I say it "if to furf buff."
posted by Kattullus at 7:11 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


desjardins, dersins: Please get your story straight.
posted by lukemeister at 7:11 AM on July 30, 2009


Three short i's, and the accent on the rid.
posted by Iridic at 12:40 AM on July 30 [+] [!]


Good thing I remember your real name, because I'll be damned if I don't fuck this up every single time.
posted by desjardins at 7:16 AM on July 30, 2009


lunit, for some reason I always want to pronounce yours "loon-unit" like Moon Unit Zappa.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:16 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Owah-Tagoo-Siam
posted by genefinder at 7:16 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


*pictures vacapinta in official MetaFilter mod car full of rich Corinthian leather*
posted by lukemeister at 7:17 AM on July 30, 2009


desjardins, dersins: Please get your story straight.

As long as you're confusing similar usernames, don't forget about desuetude.
posted by desjardins at 7:17 AM on July 30, 2009


Chung King Express
posted by chunking express at 7:23 AM on July 30, 2009


Fan-shaw.

You can call me anything but unlovable.
posted by Weighted Companion Cube at 7:23 AM on July 30, 2009


gɒd heɪts mæθ

None of this Balmer/Philly/NYC "gawd" crap, alright people?
posted by god hates math at 7:28 AM on July 30, 2009


EE-vuh, not AY-vuh. (In Wall-E's voice when I want an extra helping of adorable/annoying.) The rest should be obvious.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:28 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


lunit, for some reason I always want to pronounce yours "loon-unit" like Moon Unit Zappa

Even though that doesn't make a ton of sense, it's certainly cooler. Let's go with that, then.
posted by lunit at 7:29 AM on July 30, 2009


spee (like speed) rose (like the flower, not the wine)
posted by sperose at 7:30 AM on July 30, 2009


Okay okay.

kal-EH-sin
posted by kalessin at 7:31 AM on July 30, 2009


the littlest brussels sprout
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 7:32 AM on July 30, 2009


diva bat. Some people just call me "Diva" which confuses me a little.

Call me Tiara. But not Ti-eh-ra or Ti-ay-ra. I'm not American.
posted by divabat at 7:34 AM on July 30, 2009


ass-WEE-pay
posted by rocket88 at 7:34 AM on July 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


də́bəl blɑ́k ǽnd blíd

Some people thinks it's some sort of kinky sex thing, but it's not.

I wish I would have thought of "Bell, Book and Candle" before I came up with this one. That would have been a better handle.
posted by double block and bleed at 7:35 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


as-hohl
posted by JeffK at 7:38 AM on July 30, 2009


Pronounced the way it looks, but ALWAYS to the tune of Passion Pit's Sleepyhead. (At the end, when he actually says "Sleepyhead.")

Spif-fy Rahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhb!
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:41 AM on July 30, 2009


Mine is pronounced just like it looks, but to properly say my name, it should be screamed at the top of one's lungs, ideally in such a way that causes the vein in their forehead to stand out a bit. Both fists should be raised up and shaken, and the "in" should be held for at least five seconds.

Ideally, one should also drop to their knees, and there should be some tears on the sides of their cheek as well, but that is really only expected of people who know me personally.
posted by quin at 7:47 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've had the pronunciation of my name in my profile for a while now, since about half of the time I hear PLUH-ter instead of the proper PLOO-tore.
posted by Plutor at 7:50 AM on July 30, 2009


I can't believe so many of you are messing up your own names.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:52 AM on July 30, 2009 [8 favorites]


eet-thuh-week

Which, unfortunately, sounds just like misspelling number one "EatTheWeek"
posted by EatTheWeak at 7:53 AM on July 30, 2009


Mine's, well, easy. At least I think it is. I've been using it as a handle for so long I pretty much answer to "Joan" although it isn't my name.

I've always heard "Afroblanco" in my head as if it's being read by a smooth jazz late night DJ. I'm not sure why.
posted by JoanArkham at 8:00 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kattullus: I say it "if to furf buff."

Quickly now, what rhymes with orange? *raises EMP gun, eyebrow*
posted by 1f2frfbf at 8:05 AM on July 30, 2009


Pixel Boy. As in the sentence, "Who the hell is Pixel Boy?"
posted by pixlboi at 8:12 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


rrraaaawwwrrrr
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:13 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


1f2frfbf: Quickly now, what rhymes with orange?

Eating an orange
While making love
Makes for bizarre enj-
Oyment thereof.

- Tom Lehrer
posted by Kattullus at 8:16 AM on July 30, 2009 [19 favorites]


late-4-dinna
posted by the aloha at 8:17 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


ee-AY-ee

As I've said before, it's Europanto for "and and the"
posted by yeti at 8:25 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


I tend to not rely on internally echoed phonemes when reading text--it's more of a straight visual scan of data.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:26 AM on July 30, 2009


Miss Jackson*

*= if you're nasty
posted by pxe2000 at 8:28 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


*scratches head, which promptly explodes in shower of fizzing circuits*
posted by 1f2frfbf at 8:29 AM on July 30, 2009


the "onastick" is the only tricky part.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:33 AM on July 30, 2009


SEH-reh-buss-NINE-teen
posted by cerebus19 at 8:45 AM on July 30, 2009


Rhymes with Obi Wan Kenobi.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:49 AM on July 30, 2009


Like it reads, but with the bacony stench of Canada all over it.
posted by zap rowsdower at 8:51 AM on July 30, 2009


Apple. Meat.
posted by applemeat at 8:52 AM on July 30, 2009


"Print Screen"
posted by Sys Rq at 8:53 AM on July 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


It begins with subtle, slow-rolling notes of deep resentment against our loss in a the War of Northern Aggression, gradually meanders toward tones of forlorn wistfulness for antebellum glory then moves to a sharp, clean finish containing percolations of East Coast cosmopolitan presumptions and Yankee directness.
posted by MasonDixon at 8:54 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Explosion!
posted by explosion at 9:06 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Kattullus: I say it "if to furf buff."

I just assumed it was "one fish two fish," but I never progressed literarily beyond Dr. Seuss.
posted by kittyprecious at 9:13 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mine is pronounced the same as that of whoever I'm impersonating at the meetup.
posted by little e at 9:13 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


I thought you were impersonating Leanne Marshall.
posted by kittyprecious at 9:14 AM on July 30, 2009


"Ma Pyaw-Pyaw"
posted by zennie at 9:19 AM on July 30, 2009


> Ha! My name is hard-to-pronounceable in English, despite looking reassuringly easy. The v is kinda like a w, but not. And the o is simple like pot, not diphthong like oh. rhymes with nova.

Sorry, but I pronounce it suh-VAH like сова, and I can do no other.

prah-tso-VEE-tih
/praʦɔ'vitɨ/
posted by pracowity


Which, if anyone is curious, is Polish for 'hard-working.'

For mine, you have your choice between "languagehate" and "languagefat," amirite?
posted by languagehat at 9:23 AM on July 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


Girl next door.
posted by Grlnxtdr at 9:29 AM on July 30, 2009


Ask rikitiki or Riki tiki.

*sigh* I am not a special snowflake.
posted by RikiTikiTavi at 9:30 AM on July 30, 2009


The "r" is silent.
posted by greekphilosophy at 9:31 AM on July 30, 2009


My name is not to be spoken.
posted by everichon at 9:31 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


My name is not to be spoken.

Ev'r'ITCHIN'
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:35 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


[KUT-zoe]
posted by kudzu at 9:36 AM on July 30, 2009


Sorry, but I pronounce it suh-VAH like сова, and I can do no other.

Aha, wrong language, my good hat.

I tend to pronounce your name as 'lang ua gehat'. I assumed it was Old English.
posted by Sova at 9:43 AM on July 30, 2009


jessamyn: Ev'r'ITCHIN'

eev-RICH-on
posted by Kattullus at 9:46 AM on July 30, 2009


> Aha, wrong language, my good hat.

Damn! OK, you tell me what the correct language is, and I'll pronounce it your way.
posted by languagehat at 9:47 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Boy, so not my thread, huh?
posted by Skot at 9:49 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kind of a trumpeting fart into the first ten seconds of D.'S Car Jam/Anxious Mofo and then the sound of some one throwing half full plastic jugs of pee down an airshaft at four in the morning.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:59 AM on July 30, 2009


It's often pronounced "That Fucking Right Wing Jackass."
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:03 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't.


(this name is the result of jamming the keyboard in frustration after the first five names I wanted were already taken)
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 10:04 AM on July 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


[zɑrk]

Some people mistake the "Q" for a "G". Others see it and think "zerg," which is a little weird.
posted by zarq at 10:07 AM on July 30, 2009


It's pronounced twenty-four.

Actually, it's OUT EE-trof, frequently shortened to OUT-EE.
posted by owtytrof at 10:08 AM on July 30, 2009


soopur muhdoosuh

that said, I would be much more interested to know what some of these names mean.
posted by supermedusa at 10:14 AM on July 30, 2009


-... .-.. ..- . ..--.- -... . . - .-.. .
posted by blue_beetle at 10:24 AM on July 30, 2009


If you could pronounce it, I'd have to kill you because you're obviously a robot.

Oh, dear...new screen name, please?
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 10:26 AM on July 30, 2009


emm-lass

The meaning is in my profile.
posted by immlass at 10:26 AM on July 30, 2009


*farts*
posted by chugg at 10:30 AM on July 30, 2009


I am not able to pronounce it, because I am dead.
posted by A dead Quaker at 10:33 AM on July 30, 2009


Dang. I'd been saying /pɹəkɑwɨti/. I guess this thread is working.
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:36 AM on July 30, 2009


that said, I would be much more interested to know what some of these names mean.

Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series has a much-referenced almost-deity known as The Great Prophet Zarquon. His name is used as an epithet or exclamation ("Oh, Zarquon!" or "That's Zarquing Fabulous" or "Zarqing Shut the Zarq Up," etc., etc.) throughout the series and is abbreviated “zarq”.

I found it amusing, then. Now I just like it ‘cos it’s easy to remember.
posted by zarq at 10:38 AM on July 30, 2009


"devil's advocate." Please do not make the mistake of pronouncing it "devils' advocate." I am an advocate for only one devil (at a time, at least). Back when I signed up, either spaces and punctuation were not allowed in usernames, or it might just have been that I was under the mistaken impression that they were not.

the littlest brussels sprout
posted by the littlest brussels sprout

Yes, but do you run the two s's together ("brusselsprout") or enunciate each separately ("brussels. sprout")? Because the latter would just be annoying.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:55 AM on July 30, 2009


tedious injoke.

Wait, no, that's not it. Well, I might as well catch up.

I'm not the GuyZero on Twitter.

Also, Zed, I am a big fan of your new Canadian band, Zed-Zed Top.

And my username is pronounced "meh."
posted by GuyZero at 11:15 AM on July 30, 2009


Fine fine, I'll give you a hint:
It's not GRIE-thur.
posted by Grither at 11:17 AM on July 30, 2009


My name comes from Cronenberg's remake of "The Fly." It's the name Jeff Goldblum's character gives himself when he's halfway between being Seth Brundle and being the titular insect.
posted by brundlefly at 11:21 AM on July 30, 2009


ELL-muhr BEHN-sun.

24th Governor of Minnesota, and the last to be elected from the Farmer-Labor party.
posted by elmer benson at 11:24 AM on July 30, 2009


It's the sound you make when you get your sexual organs trapped in something.

Is it in the dictionary?
It could be if you're reading in the nude and you close the book too quick.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:26 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Xoebe rhymes with Phoebe :P
Ok, ok, ok, sorry. Zee-bee.

It actually took me awhile to figure out how to pronounce it myself. I dropped the X in place of Ph, I had a dog named Phoebe. Didn't know if I should go with Zee-bee or Zhee-bee. I guess I could have gone Kee-bee, FWIW.

But, I go by Zeebee.
posted by Xoebe at 11:30 AM on July 30, 2009


Lynn - zee.
posted by Lynsey at 11:31 AM on July 30, 2009


> It's an old norse word meaning death. I got it from a medieval Icelandic runic poem.
posted by aldurtregi


OK, in the first place, it's aldrtregi in Old Norse and thus in that runic poem; in the second place, as you can see by the interlinear literal translation in that link, it doesn't mean 'death' but 'deadly sorrow,' or more accurately 'lifelong sorrow': aldr is 'age, lifetime; old age; long period' and tregi is 'difficulty; grief, woe' (svá fellr mér þetta nær um trega, at 'this grieves me so much that'). Now you will be forced to choose another username! Bwahahaha!
posted by languagehat at 11:36 AM on July 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


Kinda like meDIna, as in 'funky cold'.
posted by medeine at 11:36 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


that said, I would be much more interested to know what some of these names mean.

My best friend and I were meeting up for coffee (incidentally it was the first time we've met in person; we were friends online for a year and a bit. Long story) and I had given her I Am Diva! as a belated birthday present - I read the book and thought it was great fun.

At the meetup she mentioned her hosting gig the next day, and said that she wanted to go as a bat; she had a poofy black dress and just needed wings. We walked around for a hardware store to get wire but none were open.

The next day I texted her suggesting she goes as a black widow spider instead. She replies saying that it's a great idea - spiders are her favourite creature. I said OK, I'll be the bat then.

When I get the photos from our first meeting developed, I put them online and named ourselves Divabat and Divaspider. It's been 6 years and the name's stuck, though now we just go "batty" and "spidey" at each other. Even her kid calls me Auntie Batty.
posted by divabat at 11:43 AM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Go-fargo-go. NOT go-far-gogo
posted by gofargogo at 11:43 AM on July 30, 2009


The letter U and the number 2.
posted by pianomover at 11:45 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


trip

(the 'and a half' is silent)
posted by trip and a half at 11:47 AM on July 30, 2009


say-dee hawk-in-steen

Yup. That's about it.
posted by sadiehawkinstein at 11:49 AM on July 30, 2009




For you to pronounce it properly, I would have to cut out your tongue.
posted by milarepa at 11:56 AM on July 30, 2009


GRAV (as in gravity) - ent (like the tree people) - ee


the "onastick" is the only tricky part.
...
Mr. Lover lover, Mr. Lover lover, girl, Mr. Lover lover
She call me crush-onastick say me fantastic, touch me in me back
posted by graventy at 11:59 AM on July 30, 2009


the sound of a 1974 Lotus Europa colliding with 3 (three) tea chests filled with assorted Spode.
posted by scruss at 11:59 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


oom-BOO.
posted by umbú at 12:01 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Only Strong Bad can pronounce my name with the proper degree of foreboding.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:02 PM on July 30, 2009


My username is not pronounced. It is screamed in terror.
posted by casarkos at 12:06 PM on July 30, 2009


In∙dee∙base

or IPA = /ˈɪndibeɪs/

Good thread! I'm learning a lot, actually.
posted by indiebass at 12:14 PM on July 30, 2009


Snot.
posted by goo at 12:17 PM on July 30, 2009


carbide: i do not recognize you from around here, but I fell in love at the Carbide & Carbon building (which was awkward, given that neither of us were single at the time).

graventy: i don't get it, but then, I'm a square.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:21 PM on July 30, 2009


Vogon Jeltz.

Weird, no?
posted by Mister_A at 12:31 PM on July 30, 2009


cow-bell-moo

favorite wrong way: cow-belly-moo
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:33 PM on July 30, 2009


M-O-O-N.
posted by kiwi-epitome at 12:34 PM on July 30, 2009


Mangrove Throatwarbler
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 12:34 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yes, but do you run the two s's together ("brusselsprout") or enunciate each separately ("brussels. sprout")? Because the latter would just be annoying.

Most people run the s's together, no? I myself would not pronounce them separately.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 12:43 PM on July 30, 2009


"Papa Oom Mow Mow"
posted by Dr. Wu at 12:45 PM on July 30, 2009

For mine, you have your choice between "languagehate" and "languagefat," amirite?
LOL
posted by scrump at 12:51 PM on July 30, 2009


The name that can be pronounced is not the name.
posted by infinitefloatingbrains at 12:54 PM on July 30, 2009


Regarding meanings:

My daughter's name is Aletheia. Pater Aletheias means Aletheia's dad.

Aletheia means truth.

I AM THE FATHER OF TRUTH. TO DISPUTE MY WORD IS TO IMPERIL YOUR IMMORTAL SOUL.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 12:56 PM on July 30, 2009 [5 favorites]


Most people run the s's together, no? I myself would not pronounce them separately.

No, I've never heard anyone pronounce them separately (which is why it would be annoying if you did). But because of that, I was surprised at one point in my life to learn that they were "brussels sprouts" and not "brussel sprouts" as I had assumed from the pronunciation. I still have to consciously remind myself of the city in Belgium to get it right. (Indeed, Google confirms that "brussel sprouts" is a very common misspelling.)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:57 PM on July 30, 2009


It is pronounced like a gerund. The e is silent.

I was going to go kathrineg but I forgot my ice skates.
posted by kathrineg at 12:57 PM on July 30, 2009


"Sir"
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:00 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


LIME-uh-nair. Like millionaire (MILL-yuh-nair).

Not lime-ON-air or lime-O-nair. (Though I did like the lime-on-air drawing at stlmefi10.)

As in "Who Wants to Be a Limeonaire?"—the quiz bowl held at the 2000 Missouri Scholars Academy. My house's team made it to the finals.

The MSA 2000 colors were lime and teal, and the program coordinator had just been on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" so naturally, that became the name of the competition.

The week after arriving home from MSA, I took the name as my own, and I've used it ever since.

I am a limeonaire, a millionaire of limes.
posted by limeonaire at 1:06 PM on July 30, 2009 [5 favorites]


Oh, and I'm definitely not lime-eo-nair. That would be a mistake.
posted by limeonaire at 1:08 PM on July 30, 2009


I'm so not playing.
posted by Sk4n at 1:19 PM on July 30, 2009


I don't say it, I sing it!
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:23 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


LEK-var

It's a) a plum preserve originating in Eastern Europe and/or b) a running joke from a short-lived comic book called Instant Piano.

I like it because it sounds crude but is quite innocent.
posted by lekvar at 2:00 PM on July 30, 2009


lick her dawn life
lick herd awn life

LOL works too, given that we've come to that mutual context. Otherwise I'd think you're one of those people who pronounce internet acronyms out loud (PWPIAOL, pwip ee awl).

er
posted by liquoredonlife at 2:03 PM on July 30, 2009


Where are those drinks? Gettin' thirsty over here.
posted by waraw at 2:03 PM on July 30, 2009


Any guesses on [@I][:+:][@I] ?
posted by desjardins at 2:06 PM on July 30, 2009


I can't find the comment that explains it, but that is a pictogram of two turntables and a crossfader if I recall correctly.
posted by Rhomboid at 2:15 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


scruss: That's funny. I was just looking up Spode online yesterday. Who knew that they don't like being baked at 180°C for half an hour? My wife certainly didn't.
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 2:25 PM on July 30, 2009


Me, I like battle-style.
posted by box at 2:28 PM on July 30, 2009


Eye-hell.
posted by aihal at 2:28 PM on July 30, 2009


TWOA! Left feet??
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:33 PM on July 30, 2009


jabbah-jwah
posted by jabberjaw at 2:54 PM on July 30, 2009


Kattullus: I say it "if to furf buff."

like someone above, I always had "onefish, twofish..." in my mind, but i love "if to furf buff."

mine's medellin, like the cartel. Or maybe, empty hen.

I don't remember.
posted by mdn at 2:56 PM on July 30, 2009


jonmc
posted by KokuRyu at 2:59 PM on July 30, 2009


This seems appropriate for the thread.
posted by zarq at 3:01 PM on July 30, 2009


MITH-err-al. Not myth-or-real.

jozxyqk writes "It's the sound you make when you get your sexual organs trapped in something."

A cat word, nice.
posted by Mitheral at 3:07 PM on July 30, 2009


ha. you know, I've recently discovered that more people that I would have thought have wondered how to pronounce my username, which, now that I think about it, is understandable.

anyway, this is a neat thread, huh?
posted by shmegegge at 3:20 PM on July 30, 2009


Say oh-bee but think of a wonderful magic land replete with rainbows, wizards, little people made of tickles and magical talking horses that can leap higher than the moon.
posted by ob at 3:42 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cobalt...nine. Like the number. It is the number. I don't know why I have the number anymore, except that that's what handles had back in the day, numbers in 'em. I've been here longer than Cobalt up above, fwiw.

It isn't cobalt-ine, which is the same as cobaltite, which is a combination of cobalt, arsenic, and sulphur, although I do have a tattoo of one of those elements.
posted by cobaltnine at 3:47 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Say oh-bee but think of a wonderful magic land replete with rainbows, wizards, little people made of tickles and magical talking horses that can leap higher than the moon.

Is it okay if I instead continue to think of tampons?
posted by Sys Rq at 3:50 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Spin-e-fecks twenty three".
posted by spinifex23 at 3:52 PM on July 30, 2009


candlejack

mill-krate or milk-rate, but not milk-crate
posted by milkrate at 3:55 PM on July 30, 2009


aks ee um
posted by axiom at 3:58 PM on July 30, 2009


jay ee oh see (they're initials).

I would also accept gee-ock. Or gee-oak. Or whatever.
posted by jeoc at 5:52 PM on July 30, 2009


You can get the pronunciation in AUDIO. Flibber-tee-gibbet.

Unless you're from MeFightClub, in which case you can pronounce it 'SpankTruck.'
posted by flibbertigibbet at 5:54 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


in the MET how
posted by in the methow at 6:00 PM on July 30, 2009


I am a limeonaire, a millionaire of limes.

Please put me in your will.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:01 PM on July 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


I AM THE FATHER OF TRUTH. TO DISPUTE MY WORD IS TO IMPERIL YOUR IMMORTAL SOUL.

Liar.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 6:09 PM on July 30, 2009


sew-lip-sew-fist-ah-crass-ee

It was not my first error in judgment, nor will it be my last.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 6:51 PM on July 30, 2009


Xurando
posted by Xurando at 7:33 PM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is a long thread. Can somebody tell me if peacheater has finally weighed in on the "peach eater" vs. "pea cheater" controversy?
posted by yhbc at 8:44 PM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Dispassionately.
posted by oddman at 8:55 PM on July 30, 2009


I thought it was pretty well established that she's neither an eater of peaches nor a cheater of peas, but instead a heater of PEAC.
posted by dersins at 8:55 PM on July 30, 2009


Not like a Hobbit.
posted by Biblio at 9:10 PM on July 30, 2009


Funny, I'd always read it as a tweet-like message that she was at her local emergency room after sustaining some serious aches during a phys. ed. class.
posted by Rhaomi at 9:14 PM on July 30, 2009


"Ssssst."
           "Oooork?"
"ssssssT?"
          "ooooooRK."
"Sssst."
        "oooork."
"Ssst..."
       "Ooork."
"Ssst?"
      "Oork!"
"Sst."
     "...Oork."
"St"
    "Ork."
"St"
   "Ork"
"St"
  "Ork"
"Stork?"
 "...Stork."
"Stork."
"Stork!"
"Stork! Stork! Stork! Stork!"

Stork. (S-T-O-R-K)
posted by peeedro at 9:47 PM on July 30, 2009 [2 favorites]



posted by not_on_display at 1:26 AM on July 31, 2009 [10 favorites]


Contrary to popular opinion, I got my name after listing to a Yorkshire man complaining that his wife was getting pissed again.

't wine for tea too.
posted by twine42 at 4:42 AM on July 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


\ôt\
posted by aught at 6:44 AM on July 31, 2009


Sky - Luhr - Fy - ve - Too - Three
posted by schyler523 at 7:35 AM on July 31, 2009


Is it okay if I instead continue to think of tampons?

Only if you're also thinking Korean beer.
posted by ob at 8:13 AM on July 31, 2009


Kinda like this.
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:48 AM on July 31, 2009


gluechunk.
posted by gleuschk at 10:01 AM on July 31, 2009


Who has two thumbs and an easy to pronounce user name?

This Guy
posted by This Guy at 10:27 AM on July 31, 2009 [9 favorites]


Even though it's a really long name that made everybody at the meetup recoil, it's pretty much said like it looks.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 10:31 AM on July 31, 2009


Does anybody else think it's weird that George Lucas spells out droid names? You know, Artoo Detoo and See Threepio. That always kind of screwed with me when I was a kid.
posted by jabberjaw at 11:53 AM on July 31, 2009


At 2:27.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:29 PM on July 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Q SYS OPR
posted by qsysopr at 1:21 PM on July 31, 2009


think: piece of ass
posted by thinkpiece at 4:23 PM on July 31, 2009


ah forget it.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:22 PM on July 31, 2009 [4 favorites]


I don't really know why I chose this as my username, as it was a few years out of date in joke with some friends I never saw again.

Anyway, contrary to any logic, the binder is pronounced like cinder, not like finder (or, you know, binder).
posted by yellowbinder at 9:54 PM on July 31, 2009


ah forget it.
posted by kuujjuarapik

I always mentally pronounce your name as Koo Joo Arr Ah Pick, and I picture you as a fantastical and futuristic version of a Water Pik.
posted by amyms at 11:51 PM on July 31, 2009


I'm flattered by your image, but in reality I am only a mundane and antiquated toothbrush, slightly frayed from overuse. The pronunciation is pretty good though. Thank you, Ay Mee Em Ess.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 3:45 PM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


NAH-na CHAIR-ay.

(Gigolo! Huh! Sucka!)
posted by ostranenie at 5:41 PM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


anioła, with a California-Spanish accent
posted by aniola at 11:30 PM on August 1, 2009


Big McLargeHuge.
posted by Lucinda at 12:04 AM on August 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


KKKrib chhhhom. Accent on the second syllable. Spit mandatory.
posted by QIbHom at 7:24 AM on August 5, 2009


Like Timothy, but with a K at the start.

Kim-o-thee.

(Not like "thee," really, but an "e" sound with a "th" sound in front. Well... psh, you know how to say it...right?)
posted by Kimothy at 10:49 PM on August 5, 2009


ah forget it.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 4:22 AM on August 1


I'm sorry to say, but I always read that as "Gawd, you're a prick".
posted by pompomtom at 10:13 PM on August 6, 2009


Me, I kinda read it as, like, kujupik. That's probably a shame, because it's probably some kind of elaborate rebus or creation myth or Icelandic toast or recursive acronym or some goddamn thing.
posted by box at 8:38 PM on August 7, 2009


And 'pompomtom,' of course, reads as 'Tom.'
posted by box at 8:39 PM on August 7, 2009


hat's probably a shame, because it's probably some kind of elaborate rebus or creation myth or Icelandic toast or recursive acronym or some goddamn thing.

It's some oddly leggy mythic polar bear, IIRC (which makes me feel even sillier with my interpretation...)
posted by pompomtom at 4:22 PM on August 8, 2009


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