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

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

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


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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

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

Bob. It's pronounced Bob.
in a complicated song does it look like al has no head
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