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Penny Arcade - Comic - Mouth Crimes Department

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edited August 2015 in The Penny Arcade Hub

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Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    I like Tortwah's!

    Jacques L'HommeHirocon
  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    I had a lot of this growing up, as I was reading way more advanced words than I was using in conversations.

    Ascertain as "ass-surtun", for example. It made sense! I was making certain of something!

    (When I say "growing up", I had this specific conversation about three years ago.)

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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  • MalcreosMalcreos Registered User new member
    Which brings up the question as to why it's Blas-TOYS and not Blas-TUS, like tortoise.

    Other than how dumb it would sound, that is.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    I think I have heard people pronounce it "tor-toys" before. Could be a regional thing?

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
    PLATofystedeth
  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    Thief Juice: It's a mouth crime.

    Hahnsoo1
  • RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    Illinois, New Orleans, and the Pennsylvanian city of Du Bois drive me crazy with the "correct" pronunciation.

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Illinois, New Orleans, and the Pennsylvanian city of Du Bois drive me crazy with the "correct" pronunciation.

    someday a Massachusetts resident will have to explain the Worcester/Dorcester disparity to me.

  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    Remember being roundly laughed-at by my uni housemates because of how I pronounced the name of footballer Samuel Eto'o.

    Shouldn't bloody have an apostrophe in that surname if he's not gonna use it.

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  • QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    For twenty odd years I pronounced trebuchet as tree bucket in my head.

    While technically wrong it's an accurate description.

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  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    I started playing Pokemon in high school around when gold and silver came out because it kept me off of games like Ultima Online and Dransik (the last couple generations have helped stave off a WoW relapse). It was one of those things that you just didn't talk about until you accidentally discovered you knew another person who did it, and then it became all you EVER talked about.

    The rest of my friendship with this guy consisted of being corrected on pronunciations because he watched the cartoon and actually knew how to saw them all, and I still think most of mine sound better.

  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    Ha! I sorta know Tycho's pain. There was a teacher at my highschool who's last name was spelled "Yantsois". He wasn't my teacher, but he shared the classroom with my teacher, so I never heard his name spoken. He was a cool guy, and sometimes he was still there before class started, so I'd talk to him like "Hey Mr. Yantswah." "What's up Mr. Yantswah?" One day he ended up subbing for my actual teacher.

    Yeah... his name is pronounced "Yantsis". He never corrected me...

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
  • Don DraperDon Draper Registered User new member
    Technically Tycho is wrong either way. With the "e" at the end it'd be pronounced Blastwahz.

    Like a niçoise salad.

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    I sometimes like to pronounce tortoise "tor-twah" just for fun. Assuming I'm only around people who know I'm doing it for fun and won't think I think it's actually pronounced that way...

    I remember being surprised by the actual pronunciations of a lot of Pokemon names once I found out what they were but it's been too long for me to remember specific examples.

    Oh! I initially thought Growlithe was pronounced "Grow Lithe." I mean, why wouldn't it be? Since it's spelled just like two real words stuck together, why not pronounce it that way? It seemed a little odd since the doggy itself isn't particularly... lithe. But whatevs. Then I found out it's supposed to be "Growl-ith." Because dogs growl, I guess? Alright, fair enough.

    Gaslight on
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Illinois, New Orleans, and the Pennsylvanian city of Du Bois drive me crazy with the "correct" pronunciation.

    someday a Massachusetts resident will have to explain the Worcester/Dorcester disparity to me.

    Despite having been born in Gloucester and attending college in Worcester, I can't explain that. Those names were inherited from British colonists — blame England.

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Illinois, New Orleans, and the Pennsylvanian city of Du Bois drive me crazy with the "correct" pronunciation.

    someday a Massachusetts resident will have to explain the Worcester/Dorcester disparity to me.

    Nah, we're not telling you anything. It's how we identify outsiders.

    Straightzi
  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    "Epi-tome"

    "Hedge-money"

    "Sub-tile"

    That's just three of the verbal fuckups I've had in the past.

    joshofalltrades
  • RobonunRobonun It's all fun and games until someone pisses off China Registered User regular
    Ooh, another fan of epi-tomes! Not to mention al-LEG-ories. And whoever came up with Featheringstonehaugh can go right to hell and bake muffins.

  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Illinois, New Orleans, and the Pennsylvanian city of Du Bois drive me crazy with the "correct" pronunciation.

    Our TomTom for the longest time before a recent update would say Des Moines "day mwah".
    Listen robot lady. I know it's a French word, but this is America.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    Oh! Also, one time in 10th grade english class reading aloud to everyone, I read cacophony as "kak-o-phoney"...

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
    darleysam
  • DemobotDemobot Lemme buzz you in Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    I think my worst mispronunciation was thinking hors d'oeuvres was pronounced 'hours devours' when apparently it's properly pronounced 'horse doosties'.

    Oh, and I thought melee was pronounced muh-LAY until I saw a Super Smash Bros. Melee add.

    Demobot on
  • WordLustWordLust Fort Wayne, INRegistered User regular
    As a linguistics nerd, I am enjoying this thread on so many levels.

    corinnetags
  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Okay. Tycho. You may have never seen the cartoon.

    But you do know how "tortoise" is pronounced, yes? I mean, this is a pun so basic that I got it when I was the target audience for gen 1 Pokemon.

    TamerBill
  • zaitcevzaitcev Registered User regular
    Dunno about cartoons, but this art is the strongest ever.

  • EseellEseell Phoenix, AZRegistered User regular
    I have heard this referred to as "childhood reader's disease." Having read words without ever hearing them pronounced.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2015
    I always pronounced "lambast" like lamb-bast. Apparently I'm not only using the English spelling of the word (common American spelling is supposed to be lambaste, but I've never seen it spelled like that), it's supposed to be pronounced lamˈbæst, like you're basting lamb.

    To be fair, there's not a whole lot of times people use that word in everyday conversation. It's going to be difficult for me to change.

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  • sandalwoodsandalwood Cartoonist New YorkRegistered User regular
    This one killed me XD

  • ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    Pokemon names aren't weird to me but then I grew up in Rhode Island where folks pronounce 'Quarter' 'Qwauhtah' and 'actually' 'ackchilly'. Don't even get me stahted on 'kwahhogs'.

    Smrtnik
  • WhelmedWhelmed Registered User regular
    I'm another chronic mis-pronouncer, which seems to happen when you grow up a nerd who doesn't like to talk to people but DOES like to read vociferously. Some of mine were mentioned, like hors d'oeuvres (Whores dee-vores), but I also had chaos (Cha-hoos), wanton (Won-ton, like the Chinese buffet food), preface (Pre-face), and ancient (Ank-shent). It did not encourage me to speak among adults, I can tell you that much.

    Lovely
  • Werewolf2000adWerewolf2000ad Suckers, I know exactly what went wrong. Registered User regular
    There once was a lady from Slough
    Who had a most terrible cough
    She wasn't to know
    It would last until now
    Let's hope the poor girl will pull through.

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    EVERYBODY WANTS TO SIT IN THE BIG CHAIR, MEG!
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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Illinois, New Orleans, and the Pennsylvanian city of Du Bois drive me crazy with the "correct" pronunciation.

    someday a Massachusetts resident will have to explain the Worcester/Dorcester disparity to me.

    It's "wusster" and "door chester", right?

    Commander Zoom
  • ShowsniShowsni Registered User regular
    I always used to think "misled" was the past version of a verb, "to misle." Rhyming somewhat with sizzled. "I misled him, I will misle him, she misles him..."

    And my family still won't let me forget when I asked who wanted to play Monopoly, rhyming each of the first three syllables with no/know/so. I mean, how was I to know?

    I'm sure there are Pokémon I've pronounced "wrong" as well. Like pronouncing Scizor in a similar way to Scyther instead of more like Scissor.

    Calica
  • BrushwoodMuttBrushwoodMutt Registered User regular
    I know it is a minor detail, but anyone else curious if the actual Dabe has a Merch and Fleshreaper tattoo or if just comic Dade does?

  • MegaManMegaMan The Blue Shooty Guy Registered User regular
    Malcreos wrote: »
    Which brings up the question as to why it's Blas-TOYS and not Blas-TUS, like tortoise.

    Other than how dumb it would sound, that is.

    That's what I always felt it should be. But as you say, it would sound odd and nobody would "get it" without seeing the word spelled out.

    "Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
    - Albert Einstein
  • MegaManMegaMan The Blue Shooty Guy Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Illinois, New Orleans, and the Pennsylvanian city of Du Bois drive me crazy with the "correct" pronunciation.

    someday a Massachusetts resident will have to explain the Worcester/Dorcester disparity to me.

    Well for one thing, Dorchester has an H in it.

    Worcester would have originally been pronounced "Wor-cess-ter" with a soft C. Lose the R because of the British/New England accent, and say it fast. You get "Wusster". Easy.

    Same thing with the lesser-known Leicester, which we pronounce "Lester".

    MegaMan on
    "Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
    - Albert Einstein
    Jakk Frost
  • Jakk FrostJakk Frost Registered User regular
    Again with my rusty French speaking skills, but if I recall correctly, since Blastoise has an "e" on the end, doesn't that make the "s" non-silent, ie "Blast-wahz"?

    MegaMancorinnetagsJacques L'Homme
  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Tycho wrote:
    I don't know how it's pronounced, because I've never watched the fucking cartoon.
    That's no excuse, Tycho. You've had plenty of opportunities to hear "Blastoise" pronounced.

    forty on
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Love it.

    He'll be Françoise Blastoise to me from forever more now.

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  • HeWhoSeesHeWhoSees Registered User regular
    This reminds me of that one episode in the first season of the anime.

  • WarforgedRusWarforgedRus Registered User regular
    Some supermodels walked by and saw this conversation. They laughed at the manboys. One was heard to say, "Shouldn't they be discussing the mythos and pronunciation of Magic the Gathering at their age?"

    Awesome art, though why isn't Gabe randomly be wearing roller blades? You know... for downtalking height advantage and zoom factor.

  • BrettxPWBrettxPW Registered User regular
    I might be the one person who doesn't give a shit about Pokemon. And yes, I do feel like I am on the outside looking in due to the amount of enthusiasm it generates in these here circles. I just don't get it.

    StupidSmrtnik
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