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Title: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Zardoz! on January 11, 2008, 09:12:15 AM
Anyone riff this yet?
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: BEERxTaco on January 11, 2008, 11:09:40 AM
It was #1 on my list to Greg... but unless a few others had it on their list I doubt it makes the top 50.
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: shutterbun on January 12, 2008, 11:56:07 AM
Agree, this would be a great choice.  Donald Pleasance has always made great riffing fodder.
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Zardoz! on January 12, 2008, 11:33:29 PM
Agree, this would be a great choice.  Donald Pleasance has always made great riffing fodder.

Not to mention being the only person in the history of cinema to be eaten by a white corpuscle...
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: mrbasehart on January 13, 2008, 06:53:46 AM
I wonder if his inability to pronounce "Puma" would come into play?

Well, because of our "crazy" English accents, that's actually the way we say it.  :)
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: mrbasehart on January 13, 2008, 12:32:55 PM
I wonder if his inability to pronounce "Puma" would come into play?

Well, because of our "crazy" English accents, that's actually the way we say it.  :)

Is that right? You also say "Jaguar" weird, so perhaps it's a racial inability to pronounce the names of jungle cats...

Yeah, we're making up for the fact that we don't pronounce the silent 'u' in words in "colour."  :)
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: BEERxTaco on January 14, 2008, 06:25:49 AM
don't even get him started on "aluminum" ;)
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 05:54:38 AM
And the green leafy herb that gives Pesto its pep.

Edit: Wait, how else does one pronounce Puma?
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Zardoz! on January 15, 2008, 12:27:41 PM
One thing that would drive me to kill an englishman (Asides from the fact he might be related to simon cowel) is they way they say "Mee-thane" instead of "Meh-thane". ARGH!!!!!!
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 12:37:30 PM
The "Pew-Ma" pronunciation of puma always bothered me, but then again, whatever, the damn cat has so many names what with cougar and mountain lion and all.
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 12:38:52 PM
The "Pew-Ma" pronunciation of puma always bothered me, but then again, whatever, the damn cat has so many names what with cougar and mountain lion and all.

Still not got an answer. what other pronunciation is there to that one?
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: mrbasehart on January 15, 2008, 01:14:55 PM
The "Pew-Ma" pronunciation of puma always bothered me, but then again, whatever, the damn cat has so many names what with cougar and mountain lion and all.

Still not got an answer. what other pronunciation is there to that one?

They say "poo-ma".

One thing that would drive me to kill an englishman (Asides from the fact he might be related to simon cowel) is they way they say "Mee-thane" instead of "Meh-thane". ARGH!!!!!!

This Englishman doesn't.  Neither do any of the English people I know do.  :)
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 02:07:21 PM
The "Pew-Ma" pronunciation of puma always bothered me, but then again, whatever, the damn cat has so many names what with cougar and mountain lion and all.

Still not got an answer. what other pronunciation is there to that one?

They say "poo-ma".

Oh OK have to say though I've never heard anyone mention the Mountain Lions except to call them Cougars so I've always thought they pronounced it the correct way ;)

Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Steve-O on January 15, 2008, 02:38:58 PM
the correct way ;)

Lies!

While Webster's lists both pronunciations as correct, the word itself is transplanted from Spanish.  The Spanish pronounce it "poo", not "pyoo."  So I'll stick with the source over you wacky Britons.

(Although, to be technical, Spanish did itself swipe the word from Quechua, the language of the Incas.  And if I'm reading the phonology correctly, a native Quechua speaker would actually pronounce the "u" like the "oo" in "book."  But since the Spanish already somewhat bastardized the word, I have far too much respect for Native American culture to bastardize it further by jamming an Anglo-"pyoo" on there.)
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 02:40:44 PM
Well as Miranda Richardson's Queenie might say "whose language do you speak?" ;)

Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Steve-O on January 15, 2008, 02:49:54 PM
Well as Miranda Richardson's Queenie might say "whose language do you speak?" ;)

I speak American English, the lingual equivalent of Frankenstein.  We take bits of dead languages and cram them together to give life to an ugly monster that no one really understands.
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 02:51:41 PM
(http://www.orbdesigns.com/bpages/2003/images/queenie.jpg)
Queenie is most displeased with that answer :D
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: mrbasehart on January 15, 2008, 02:55:48 PM
Well as Miranda Richardson's Queenie might say "whose language do you speak?" ;)

I speak American English, the lingual equivalent of Frankenstein.  We take bits of dead languages and cram them together to give life to an ugly monster that no one really understands.

Well, that's exactly what we did too.  When we decided on using the Roman alphabet for the English language, we eventually realized that there weren't enough letters for the sounds of the words, so we just made some up!  And with the subsequent invasions we endured, we picked up pretty much every kind of language there was in Northern Europe and adapted it to English.  It's why it's one of the most flexible (and apparently difficult to learn) languages in the world.
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: Steve-O on January 15, 2008, 02:57:25 PM
Queenie is most displeased with that answer :D

heh... Well, Queenie can jam it up her pyoop chyute.
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 02:59:25 PM
According to teachers I've talked to English is both  1-The most difficult language to learn as a 2nd language, and 2-The language that makes it hardest for native speakers to learn other languages.
Title: Re: Fantastic voyage
Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 03:00:28 PM
Queenie is most displeased with that answer :D

heh... Well, Queenie can jam it up her pyoop chyute.

Also, we are told "shi-ing" is the proper pronunciation.