Rob Beschizza at 9:17 am Mon, May 7, 2012
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Satire? Troll? I am not sure what it is, but it isn’t really funny or interesting.
Honestly, I sometimes say “whiffy”.
Of course, the female equivalent to “hubby”.
Never thought about that one!
That would be “why-fee”, though.
Why fee? To prevent divor-cee, perhaps.
I came to say what Bagobones said. Lame
Except it’s pronounced “la-may.”
They could have at least gotten the fake-wrong pronunciation of internet right.
You mean the invisible “S” on the end? or how “net” is really pronounced “webs”?
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Am I dating myself if I say, “Is it siss-op, or sigh-sop?”
If you’re actually asking, then it just depends on whether you’re talking about a Systems Operator, or a melodramatic blubberer.
I do sometimes say “Squill” to confound coders.
And I’ve never been quite sure of the “disk”/”disc” spelling. So I use “disq.”
I’ll also admit that I was an embarrassingly long way into Anathem before I realized some of the etymology.
I thought it actually was Vee-Logging… ‘Vladimir’s Vlachian Vlog’ makes so much more sense now!
Wait, you mean that name isn’t pronounced “Vee-Ladimir”?
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I actually feel a little dumber from having taken the time to read that.
I formally request a refund of my 45 seconds. I’m sure I have the receipt here somewhere…
Wow… that was a huge waste of time. It irritated me even more because I’ve heard people saying “Memmay” or “MayMay” or “MeMe” and I didn’t know what they were talking about.
Back in the days, trolling meant something.
meme = may-may
desu = dee-suh
sage = sayj
4chan = fortune
Successful troll is successful!
Am I dumb here, or isn’t the real correct way of pronouncing GIF like the peanut butter? So, the satire piece about which holds up mispronunciation gets the first one wrong/right?
If it was a giraffe -ic interchange file then maybe.
The format authors pronounce it that way
So, the satire piece about which holds up mispronunciation gets the first one wrong/right?
He begins with a truthful anecdote about the pronunciation of gif and then goes on to satirize that by giving made-up examples. So, no.
Please tell me you meant that typo!
OK. So Rob trolled us. Get over it — this is the Innernet, after all!
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