Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

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Which is correct?

Wow-ay
18
58%
Whoa-way
13
42%
 
Total votes : 31

Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by anthontherun » Wed May 06, 2015 7:16 am

Sailor-Polka-Moon wrote:[sub]/teamWHOA-way because it sorta just rolls off the tongue easier[/sub]


When all is said and done, this is ultimately what it comes down to for me. It just sounds better. Oddly enough, if I saw "woway" as a word, I would probably lean towards the wow-ay pronunciation. But there's something about seeing it in all caps that makes me want to split the WO and WAY.
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Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by Jigawatt » Wed May 06, 2015 5:52 pm

I was for WHOA-way before I was against it. I'm a flip-flopper, apparently.

I was converted to Team WOW-ay at some point in the mid to late 00's.
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Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by Muldernscully » Wed May 06, 2015 7:14 pm

mellow weasel wrote:
Muldernscully wrote:Wow. I never thought of pronouncing it WOW-AY. That would split up Weird Al Yankovic, which makes no sense to me. World Of------Weird Al Yankovic vs. World of Weird--------Al Yankovic. But, to each his own, I guess.

There's no splitting in either pronunciation :? . They're not saying "wow" and "ay" as seperate words :lol: . It's only a matter of how you pronounce letter "o" (as in "low" or in "down"), "way" part always sounds the same.

So, what you're saying is that the argument should be wow-way vs. whoah-way, since the way is not split.
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Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by mellow weasel » Wed May 06, 2015 7:55 pm

Muldernscully wrote:So, what your saying is that the argument should be wow-way vs. whoah-way, since the way is not split.

I'm saying it's /woʊ.eɪ/ vs /waʊ.eɪ/. wow-ay and whoah-way is just a simplified way to write pronunciations so that everyone can understand. The discussion isn't about how you write a pronunciation, it's about how you SAY it :stupid:

Also "you're saying" :wordcrimes:
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Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by Muldernscully » Wed May 06, 2015 9:03 pm

mellow weasel wrote:
Muldernscully wrote:So, what your saying is that the argument should be wow-way vs. whoah-way, since the way is not split.

I'm saying it's /woʊ.eɪ/ vs /waʊ.eɪ/. wow-ay and whoah-way is just a simplified way to write pronunciations so that everyone can understand. The discussion isn't about how you write a pronunciation, it's about how you SAY it :stupid:

Also "you're saying" :wordcrimes:
Oops. Haven't made that mistake in a while.
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Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by minnick27 » Thu May 07, 2015 3:02 am

My wife said wow ay. I'm now divorced
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Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by anthontherun » Thu May 07, 2015 5:40 am

minnick27 wrote:My wife said wow ay. I'm now divorced


I know some guys would put up with that kind of thing, but frankly I can't imagine why.
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Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by SecondaryCharacter » Sat May 09, 2015 1:21 am

Quite honestly, I just call it the Weird Al Forum.
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Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by senorconebra » Sat May 09, 2015 3:27 am

I say wow-ay but whenever I talk about it no one ever seems to understand what i'm saying so I have to say the "World of Weird Al Yankovic Forum" in its entirety, so they kind of understand what I'm talking about
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Re: Wow-ay VS Whoa-way: Fight of the Century

by Teh Dingo » Sat May 09, 2015 4:12 am

Bob. It's pronounced Bob.
You have quickly thought up such matchless phrase?
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