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Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby DeltaOne » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:18 pm UTC

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.

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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Zeroignite » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:34 pm UTC

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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Woofsie » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:02 pm UTC

Wow, I've never seen anyone actually use sarcasm punctuation. Don't you have to pay for that?

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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:51 pm UTC

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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:00 pm UTC

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
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Paranoid__Android » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:23 pm UTC

This thread derailed pretty quickly.
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Lazar » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:24 pm UTC

It's pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove".
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Elvish Pillager » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:55 pm UTC

Huh. I pronounce it sort of like this: Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah-nagl fhtagn!
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Josephine » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:57 pm UTC

I pronounce it thus:

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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby CombustibleLemons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:11 am UTC

I pronounce it ex-kay-see-dee‽
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby videogamesizzle » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:14 am UTC

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.
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Elvish Pillager » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:26 am UTC

Kind of like mine?
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:28 am UTC

It's pronounced "pineapple". Yes, I know. But that's English for you.
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Vieto » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:03 am UTC

I pronounce it "Megan".

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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby chridd » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:05 am UTC

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/?
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Josephine » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:43 am UTC

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
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Lazar » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:49 am UTC

[wʌt ɚ ði:z fʌni lɛtɚz]
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Numquam » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:50 am UTC

The sarcasm mark is awesome؟
The snark is much superior.
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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby phlip » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:53 am UTC

Personally, I pronounce xkcd as [k̩s.k̩k̩d̩]. It seems obvious to me.

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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:56 am UTC

I thought it was a shortening of extreme quesadillas.

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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby sje46 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:13 am UTC

I used to pronounce it the same as "excited". But for the past few years it's been "ecks kay see dee".

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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Balesk Baj, Timeburner » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:14 pm UTC

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.


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Re: Pronunciation of xkcd

Postby Lord Aurora » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:28 pm UTC

x as in roux
k as in know
c as in descend
d as in handsome

the entire word is silent
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