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View Poll Results: How do YOU pronounce "Pun-Pun?"

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  • puhn-puhn

    72 91.14%
  • pyoon-pyoon

    1 1.27%
  • other?

    6 7.59%
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    Default Optimization Challenge: pronounce Pun-Pun

    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?
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    I pronounce Pun-Pun's u's as u's in ugly.

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    I pronounce it "uhb-serd" or maybe "ree-dik-you-luss"
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    Definitely puhn-puhn. Pyoon-pyoon sounds wierd and awkward.

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    What does the term mean? It has to mean something, if there's an entire thread devoted to its pronunciation.
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    Default Re: Optimization Challenge: pronounce Pun-Pun

    Quote Originally Posted by AngelSword View Post
    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_)

    Also: option A above. It's not British English, so you can say it was you see it.
    Last edited by bosssmiley; 2007-04-09 at 07:45 PM.

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    Default Re: Optimization Challenge: pronounce Pun-Pun

    wouldn't "poon-poon" also be a viable interpretation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indon View Post
    wouldn't "poon-poon" also be a viable interpretation?
    Yes, but "puhn-puhn" leaves more room for funnyness and bad puns.

    (This is when you wish you had phonetic symbols on your keyboard...)
    Last edited by Enzario; 2007-04-09 at 09:52 PM.
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    Trek'cle-Trek'cle.

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