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Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:18 pm UTC
by DeltaOne
I know that in the About section of the website it is said that xkcd is supposed to be a word with 'no phonetic pronunciation', but I was wondering if anyone had the idea that it could be 'exceed'?
If this is in the wrong section, I'm sorry. I just had no idea where else would be appropriate.

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:34 pm UTC
by Zeroignite
I love it how a thread like this pops up every two monthsImage

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:02 pm UTC
by Woofsie
Wow, I've never seen anyone actually use sarcasm punctuation. Don't you have to pay for that?

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:51 pm UTC
by PhoenixEnigma
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:00 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
To make it work, both parties involved (The author and the reader) would have to pay to use the sarcasm mark, which is a reasonable thing to ask of someone.Image All in all, it's a wonderful idea that should be adopted by the world as quickly as possible.Image

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:23 pm UTC
by Paranoid__Android
This thread derailed pretty quickly.

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:24 pm UTC
by Lazar
It's pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove".

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:55 pm UTC
by Elvish Pillager
Huh. I pronounce it sort of like this: Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah-nagl fhtagn!

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:57 pm UTC
by Josephine
I pronounce it thus:

The Game

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:11 am UTC
by CombustibleLemons
I pronounce it ex-kay-see-dee‽

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:14 am UTC
by videogamesizzle
My pronunciation can't be expressed with your puny human letters. Even if I were to say it, your eardrums would explode from the sheer amazingness of it.

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:26 am UTC
by Elvish Pillager
Kind of like mine?

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:28 am UTC
by Sir_Elderberry
It's pronounced "pineapple". Yes, I know. But that's English for you.

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:03 am UTC
by Vieto
I pronounce it "Megan".

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:05 am UTC
by chridd
nbonaparte wrote:I pronounce it thus:

The Game

I assume that would be something like IPA /twɛn ti dɑ lɚz ænd mai sɛlf ɹi spɛkt/?

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:43 am UTC
by Josephine
chridd wrote:
nbonaparte wrote:I pronounce it thus:

The Game

I assume that would be something like IPA /twɛn ti dɑ lɚz ænd mai sɛlf ɹi spɛkt/?

exactly

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:49 am UTC
by Lazar
[wʌt ɚ ði:z fʌni lɛtɚz]

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:50 am UTC
by Numquam
The sarcasm mark is awesome؟
The snark is much superior.

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:53 am UTC
by phlip
Personally, I pronounce xkcd as [k̩s.k̩k̩d̩]. It seems obvious to me.

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:56 am UTC
by Amnesiasoft
I thought it was a shortening of extreme quesadillas.

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:13 am UTC
by sje46
I used to pronounce it the same as "excited". But for the past few years it's been "ecks kay see dee".

I now recognize Lazar's avatar as being from Blackadder, a show, as an American, I have never seen. Cheers.

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:14 pm UTC
by Balesk Baj, Timeburner
i always pronounce it as "eks-kay-see-dee"
sje46 wrote:I used to pronounce it the same as "excited". But for the past few years it's been "ecks kay see dee".

I now recognize Lazar's avatar as being from Blackadder, a show, as an American, I have never seen. Cheers.


Isn't the main character there Rowan Atkinson?

Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:28 pm UTC
by Lord Aurora
x as in roux
k as in know
c as in descend
d as in handsome

the entire word is silent