How do you pronounce callsigns?

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How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by allejo » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:54 pm

Well i have known the callsign Louman and gnu-sense. But I was wondering how do you think these names are pronounced?

Louman: Is it low-man, loo-man, luman? What do u think?
gnu-sense: Is it nu-sense, gu nu sense, glue no sense? What do u think?

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by ducktape » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:25 pm

Louman? is it that hard? its like l-ow!-man, "ow!" as in pain. gnu-sense is like this, gnu is not a word its an acronym, and sense is the only thing you would say. look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU for what GNU is.
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by joevano » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:00 am

ducktape wrote:Louman? is it that hard? its like l-ow!-man, "ow!" as in pain. gnu-sense is like this, gnu is not a word its an acronym, and sense is the only thing you would say. look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU for what GNU is.
Actually it is lew-man (or loo-man if you preffer), it rhymes with pew (as in the seats in a church). He is not Chinese and there is no pain involved...
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Spazzy McGee » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:50 pm

I've always thought of it as 'loo' man.

As in, rhymes with you, grew, crew, brew, true.
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Knox » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:05 pm

Does it matter how to pronounce nicknames? You type, and doesn't say, it anyway.

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Amoeba » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:15 pm

piet wrote:Does it matter how to pronounce nicknames? You type, and doesn't say, it anyway.
Oh, it matters! You better believe it matters! What if I'm talking to my real life friends who play? I'm SO not spelling it out!

I always say LOO-man (rhymes with POO), and as for gnu-sense, it's an obvious pun. It's "GNU" (pronounced NEW, also rhyming with POO) and "sense", or together: "nuisance". I think it's a clever name, really. Oh, right, and I say it G-N-U-sense.

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Quantum Tank » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:24 pm

A gnu is a type of wildebeest, and also the operating system, whose logo is a gnu (awkward sentence, I know). It is pronounced like "new" I believe. I don't know where exactly his name came from, but I don't think it's an acronym.

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by ducktape » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:06 am

I'm pretty sure its the acronym. if you've talked to him before he seems to know his stuff about linux. but it could be, (wildebeest)gnu-sense.
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by dexter » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:09 am

How do you pronounce "ducati"? Do you say 'doo-caaaaaaty' or 'doo-cawwwwtii'

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Quantum Tank » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:08 am

dexter wrote:How do you pronounce "ducati"? Do you say 'doo-caaaaaaty' or 'doo-cawwwwtii'
I've always pronounced it the latter way in my head, but now that I think about it, I'm not sure it would be the short "a" sound... :shock:

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by joevano » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:10 am

I say 'do-cot-ee'
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by ducatiwannabe » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:52 am

Louman = loo/man
gnusense = new/sense
ducati= doo/cat/ee

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Cobra_Fast » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:06 pm

*full agree to deewee (ducatiwannabe)*
i pronounce it exactly the same :D

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by F687/s » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:53 pm

I'm pretty sure "gnu-sense" is supposed to be a pun on "new-sense" which is supposed to be a pun on "nuisance."

Kinda like how GNOME expands itself to "GNU is Not Unix is Not Unix is Not Unix Image Manipulation Program Tool Kit Networking Object Model Environment". ;-)

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by allejo » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:47 pm

lol i never knew so many people would be arguing on how to pronounce a callsign :wink:
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Wreckage » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:19 am

Heh I would think the "language spoiling the experience" (now locked) forum was more of an argument than this. :D

I've always said loo-man also, but I pronounced ducati doo-cot-i not cat-i. People always read words unfamiliar to them, sound it out, and then are surprised a while later when someone else says it different.
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by khazhyk » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:12 am

Loo-man (louman)
Doo-caw-tee (ducati)
dee-double-yoo (ducatiwanabe)
new-sense (gnu-sense)
rek-eg (wreckage)
hug-seembeem (HYGSBM)
F-numbers (f687/s)
Joe-Va-No (joevano)
Dex-Ter (dexter)
Ahh-Mee-Bahh (Ameoba)
Duck-Tape (ducktape)


Now you have an argument: Prove me wrong.
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by joevano » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:40 am

Correction:
joe-van-o or joe-van-overberghe (your choice :P)
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by ducatiwannabe » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:09 pm

me1 wrote:Loo-man (louman)
Doo-caw-tee (ducati)
dee-double-yoo (ducatiwanabe)
new-sense (gnu-sense)
rek-eg (wreckage)
hug-seembeem (HYGSBM)
F-numbers (f687/s)
Joe-Va-No (joevano)
Dex-Ter (dexter)
Ahh-Mee-Bahh (Ameoba)
Duck-Tape (ducktape)


Now you have an argument: Prove me wrong.
Lol! Love this post, me1. :-) Had me laughing and getting weird looks cause of it!

And I'm not complaining about what you did with my name... because that is technically correct. :-D True, it is an abbrevation... but hey, it's my name within my name. :-) So I'm not complaining.

P.S. New forum is nice, but wish I could use more than three smileys. I had to remove my googly-eyed one!

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Wreckage » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:53 pm

Great now I will be called a Wreck-egg. Thanks a lot me1. :cry:
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Bullet Catcher » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:25 pm

The correct pronunciation of my call sign is:

Tarquin Fin- tim- lin- bin- whin- bim- lin- bus- stop- F'tang- F'tang- Olé- Biscuitbarrel

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by khazhyk » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:46 am

Wreckage wrote:Great now I will be called a Wreck-egg. Thanks a lot me1. :cry:
me1 wrote:Now you have an argument: Prove me wrong.
me1 wrote:Prove me wrong.
me1 wrote:[Please] Prove me wrong. [aka: A lot of this was made up on the spot as to stimulate discussion.]
Thank you for your time.
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Wreckage » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:02 am

Hehe I hope you know I was kidding? Thanks for your time making those up for us. :wink:
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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by dereliction of duty » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:50 pm

some callsigns are not meant to be pronounced...

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Re: How do you pronounce callsigns?

Post by Amoeba » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:40 pm

doo-CAW-tea

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