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Offline SabbyTopic starter

Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« on: January 05, 2015, 01:32:46 PM »
I always read Kimbersqk as Kimbersquicks and Kimbskewky, and now I just call her Kimbercookies.

Which members names have you intentionally or unintentionally messed up?

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 01:51:09 PM »
Smiles and giggles. i love this place and the people. Things are so random and funny. kimbercookies will now be my given name at least in the Shout Box by Sabby. :D Who knows.. Maybe it will venture out into IRC too. Never know. *hugs you tight*

A name a mispronounce... Majere Dreavan. I pronounce it in my head as "Major" with a short a then "Dree-ven" "ee" is long and then the second "e" is short.

What do i end up "calling" him? MD. It is easier and well... i know i'm right with shortening it to MD. *laughs* :D

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 02:09:28 PM »
This is sort of why I changed my name from Inkedu to Inkidu (Inky-due but short almost one syllable). They're actually supposed to be pronounced the same but people would actually spell it wrong so I figured Inkidu was a bit more phonetically appropriate and a little cuter. Plus Inki works for a writing site better.

Personally, I've had trouble with Kimber's name in my head, so I just call her Kimber. Also Beorning, gives me fits because I know it's probably something like
(Bey-or-ning) but I keep pronouncing it beo-ring in my head. :P

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 06:13:49 PM »
lol I have the hardest time pronouncing "Mithlomwen" for some reason. I was always saying "Mithlowen", and leaving out the "m".

After a while, I just started saying "Mith" like everyone else. XD

I sometimes still get tripped up with "Niferbelle". *giggles

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 06:52:06 PM »
lol I have the hardest time pronouncing "Mithlomwen" for some reason. I was always saying "Mithlowen", and leaving out the "m".
I say her name in my head as "Myth-Woman."  I could never pronounce that correctly, even if I tried!  *laughs*

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 06:54:09 PM »
I say her name in my head as "Myth-Woman."  I could never pronounce that correctly, even if I tried!  *laughs*

XD!! I'm sure she won't mind that! lol I know I'd take it as a compliment. *giggles*

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 08:18:54 PM »
Every single time I see Aislinn's name, I have NO clue how I'm supposed to pronounce it.
The reason why I get so confused is because Aislinn is actually a variant spelling on the name Aisling/Aislin, an Irish name that is pronounced "Ash-Ling" or "Ash-lynne".

However, I actually prefer to pronounce is like Eyes-lynne and I have heard a few others pronounce it as Eyes-lynne too. As such, I always have a mini moment of panic when I see it like "Oh no, is it Eyes-Lynne? Is it Ash-lynne? Does she want the proper Irish pronunciation? Am I wrong?" XD

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 05:29:25 PM »
Only a few months late in responding to this....=-)

The only way I've ever pronounced "Aislinn" is "Eyes-lynn". It's an English variant of the proper pronunciation but I love it.

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 12:55:05 PM »
I've always pronounced it Aish-lynn....

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2015, 05:55:17 AM »
I have a niece named Aisling and we pronounce it Ash-ling, but I remember you telling me about your preferred pronounciation, so I tend to pronounce your name differently in my head.

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2015, 10:24:25 PM »
Believe it or not my own username, originally was meant to be slightly different but then I figured ok for ease it wil be the same.

One more for the record is Lanewar not to mess it up with lane war but more like lan i war once called em lawn mower hehe.

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 11:07:49 PM »
I just saw orderNchaos and thought it said "OrderNachos" and was like "OKAY".

>.>

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 11:21:54 PM »
I just saw orderNchaos and thought it said "OrderNachos" and was like "OKAY".

>.>
That is EXACTLY what I thought when I first ran into him!  :o

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 11:33:46 PM »
Kimbersqk is Kimbashekels now.

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2015, 01:29:43 PM »
I get called CHAIR a lot lol

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Re: Mispronouncing Members Usernames
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2015, 01:56:59 PM »
lol I have and will always call you Chi you are most definitely the good sort but I would never sit on you hehehe