What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby Zhyard » 18 Jun 2010, 06:23

I think so.
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Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 18 Jun 2010, 07:20

We used to get post for a previous occupant of our student house who went by the name of Christian Vice.
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby empath » 18 Jun 2010, 08:09

No offense, Zhyard (or anyone else in the same boat), but that sort of thing is the reason I gave up trying to learn German; "head-medicine-sales-building" or "pharmacy". :roll:
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Postby Bananafish » 19 Jun 2010, 08:06

Koala

say "koala"

"Koala"
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby empath » 19 Jun 2010, 09:22

Banana.

(I actually had to check that I was supposed to stop there)

Banananananananananannanananananananna.
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby Zhyard » 19 Jun 2010, 11:07

Moose

It's more a sound than a word!
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Postby asrz » 19 Jun 2010, 13:39

Charles Henry John Benedict Crofton Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, 7th Earl Talbot, Baron Talbot, Viscount Ingestre and Lord High Steward of Ireland.

I'm not kidding, look him up.
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby theDreamer » 19 Jun 2010, 17:04

Zhyard wrote:Moose

It's more a sound than a word!


It is onomatopoeia.

Urban dictionary it.
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby Vigafre » 19 Jun 2010, 17:25

I really wish onomatopoeia was an onomatopoeia.
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Postby Zhyard » 20 Jun 2010, 01:55

theDreamer wrote:
Zhyard wrote:Moose

It's more a sound than a word!
It is onomatopoeia.

Urban dictionary it.

An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.
Moose does not refer to a sound and is thus not an onomatopoeia.
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Postby BipsCutie » 23 Jun 2010, 11:58

'approprinquo' Latin for 'I approach'
'anulus' Latin for 'Ring'
ominous ... i love that word....
onomatopoeia is a good word, obviously....
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Postby TomBrend » 24 Jun 2010, 15:32

I thought of another today.

Eschew.


Worst word ever.
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Postby I Palindroem I » 24 Jun 2010, 17:04

Falafel.

It sounds more like a foreign shoe than a tasty dish. And yet...
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Postby Vigafre » 24 Jun 2010, 17:28

Segue should be spelled segway. Why isn't it spelled segway?
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Postby Ergo » 25 Jun 2010, 00:36

The trombone (an odd word in itself) apparently evolved from an instrument called the sackbutt.

Yeah. SACKBUTT.

Actually I think it's more accurately "sackbut"; although "sackbutt" is apparently an officially recognised spelling. But then again so is "sagbutt", so who knows.
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby Keab42 » 25 Jun 2010, 09:46

Whilst we're on instruments. Bassoon.
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Postby Sable » 25 Jun 2010, 09:54

I have met someone called J. Sterling Ditsworth.
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Postby 2stepz » 25 Jun 2010, 10:03

I had an associate named Rob Robb, Jr. Not bad enough to do it once, his dad had to repeat it.

Registered a guy for classes whose name was Luke Sky Walker.
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Postby the amativeness » 25 Jun 2010, 20:13

Keab42 wrote:Whilst we're on instruments...


Don't get me started.

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Postby Vigafre » 25 Jun 2010, 20:17

Glockenspiel
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Postby TimeCruiserMike » 25 Jun 2010, 23:24

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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby empath » 26 Jun 2010, 06:03

Guelph.

That's not a town, it's what you do on the way home after a really good party.

"Quick; pull the car over - I gotta GUELPH!"
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby GaProgMan » 26 Jun 2010, 16:15

Vigafre wrote:I really wish onomatopoeia was an onomatopoeia.

I'm getting a flash back of the Simpsons episode where Troy McLure puts on a musical version of the planet of the apes. But in my mind he's replacing Dr. Saeus (spelling?) with onomatopoeia

TomBrend wrote:Eschew

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empath wrote:Banananananananananannanananananananna.

I remember my nan trying to teach me to spell banana when I was very young. I swear she ended up saying. To this day I'm convinved that she BSOD'd

I know of a few real sounding ones myself:

[b]Cloffing[\b] - not real, but it should be (it's a made up swear word by Fry & Laurie)

[b]Croggy[\b] - real, colloquial English (if you can call it that) from round these parts, meaning to offer somone a ride on your bike while you peddle, perched on or above the cross bar

[b]Peddle[\b], [b]Poodle[\b], [b]Doodle[\b] and [b]Noodle[\b] - I don't know why, but the 'ddle' sound has always fascinated me. I don't know the phobic name for it, but not everyone pronounces it. Some people pronounce the d's and le part seperately.
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby empath » 26 Jun 2010, 16:20

GaProgMan wrote:
Vigafre wrote:I really wish onomatopoeia was an onomatopoeia.

I'm getting a flash back of the Simpsons episode where Troy McLure puts on a musical version of the planet of the apes. But replacing Dr. Saeus (spelling?) with onomatopoeia


I spell it "Theodor Geisel" :P (S-e-u-s-s)

Peddle, Poodle, Noodle - I don't know why, but the 'ddle' sound has always fascinated me. I don't know the phobic name for it, but not everyone pronounces it. Some people pronounce the d's and le part seperately.


Why it's OODLES of fun (it is a fun, appealing-sounding...phoneme?)
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