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Pronunciation Question

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Thump, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Since when did the correct pronunciation of Iraq become, "Eerock?"

    I'm guessing it's that Nazi Christian Amanpour. Bitch.

    I thought it was pronounced "Eyerack?"
     
  2. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    I would ask an Iraqi that question and that would be your answer.

    I always thought is was "eyerack" but I've heard Iraqis on t.v say "Erock" so I am led to believe that that is the correct pronunciation.

    Probably has a lot to do with different accents as in Iraq the I may have the E sound
     
  3. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    FWIW, I took two years of Arabic in hs before being thrown out of the program for writing "Fuck you, Mrs. Sadat" on a banner in front of the school the day before she came to speak. The correct pronunciation, as I recall, is Eee-rock, kinda like Ewok.
     
  4. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Huh.... and all these years I thought it was pronounced - fuckedupsandwaste
     
  5. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    Don't you mean Shuldvbeenglassbowl?
     
  6. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Yeah, maybe that's it. I sometimes get Iran and Iraq confused.
     
  7. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Is this what led to your advocacy of musical sabotage of Arab Culture?
     
  8. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Fucking arabs.

    Yes, I know Iranians are Persian.

    Fucking arabs.
     
  9. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    You never hear of a Polander being called a Prussian, though, do you?
     
  10. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    If you know what's good for you, you do.









    Shut up toaster.
     
  11. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    You tell your toaster, I've seen bigger lumps in oatmeal.


    Not sure what that's supposed to mean, really, but tell him anyway.
     
  12. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    As far as I recall, the English language is the only one of the civilized languages that pronounces the letter "I" like "eye". The rest say "ee", as in "The Knights Who Say Nee."
     
  13. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Toasters are stupid.

    It's all about the toaster oven, baby.
     
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Pffft. Pussy toasters. Big George has something for that toaster

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    It's all about the toaster over?


    Tell that to Kbuck...
     

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