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SpiderBrigade
2007-04-09, 05:53 PM
Yeah, I asked this in the "What does Pun-Pun mean to you" thread, but it didn't really get answered, so I figured I'd start a new one just for this question.

How does one pronounce Pun-Pun? My initial opinion was that it should be puhn-puhn, as though it were simply the noun Pun, repeated. But it occurred to me that a case could also be made for pyoon-pyoon, as if the adjective puny had been shortened, and repeated.

Which would you choose?

Bag_of_Holding
2007-04-09, 05:56 PM
I pronounce Pun-Pun's u's as u's in ugly.

silentknight
2007-04-09, 06:08 PM
I pronounce it "uhb-serd" or maybe "ree-dik-you-luss"

L˛kki Gallansbayne
2007-04-09, 06:34 PM
Definitely puhn-puhn. Pyoon-pyoon sounds wierd and awkward.

AngelSword
2007-04-09, 06:54 PM
What does the term mean? It has to mean something, if there's an entire thread devoted to its pronunciation.

bosssmiley
2007-04-09, 07:43 PM
What does the term mean? It has to mean something, if there's an entire thread devoted to its pronunciation.

http://www.google.com/search?q=pun-pun
Results 1 - 10 of about 91,700 for pun-pun. (_0.16 seconds_) :smallwink:

Also: option A above. It's not British English, so you can say it was you see it.

Indon
2007-04-09, 08:40 PM
wouldn't "poon-poon" also be a viable interpretation?

Enzario
2007-04-09, 09:51 PM
wouldn't "poon-poon" also be a viable interpretation?

Yes, but "puhn-puhn" leaves more room for funnyness and bad puns. :smallcool:

(This is when you wish you had phonetic symbols on your keyboard...)

TRM
2007-04-10, 08:33 AM
Trek'cle-Trek'cle.

He's a kobold. They have rather Unique pronunciation.:smallbiggrin: