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by , 17th November 2012 at 01:47 AM (309 Views)
That's it. I give up on trying to teach my friends and family how to pronounce "Pokémon" properly. It's not "POH-KE-MON", "POOKEEMON" or "POKEY-MAN".

It's "Poh-kay-mon". Accented e, please.

Gah.

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Updated 17th November 2012 at 01:56 AM by Dragonfyre

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  1. System Error's Avatar
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    I pronounce it pokey-mon, because POH-KAY-MON makes me think of Bill Cosby.
  2. Lord Clowncrete's Avatar
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    I pronounce it as Po-kee-mon.
    Captain_Kaos likes this.
  3. User_Name's Avatar
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    Whoa, Dragonfyre used Mind Reader!
    Seriously, I was actually thinking of posting a blog entry on this EXACT topic. I use the é online, and in speech, and even try to correct people who say Po-keh-mon or Po-kee-mon.
    Pyradox likes this.
  4. Savi's Avatar
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    tbh no one really says po-kay-mon lol. its always po-key-mon.
  5. Dragonfyre's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleffa
    tbh no one really says po-kay-mon lol. its always po-key-mon.
    That doesn't mean it's the correct pronunciation, though. Accented e. As in, "caf-ay" (café) and "soof-lay" (soufflé). The same way, it's probably "poe-kay-mon". And, IMO, it sounds better than "po-key-mon". That one just makes me think of "Pokey Monsters", which might be either monsters who do the Hokey Pokey, or monsters who like poking things. I dunno where my brain got that from.

    I really should stop obsessing over the accented e....

    But eh. To each his own, I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by User_Name
    Whoa, Dragonfyre used Mind Reader!
    Seriously, I was actually thinking of posting a blog entry on this EXACT topic. I use the é online, and in speech, and even try to correct people who say Po-keh-mon or Po-kee-mon.
    User_Name likes this.
    Updated 17th November 2012 at 06:33 AM by Dragonfyre
  6. Jaden Yuki's Avatar
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    dragonfyre i agree its poke-ay-mon
    pokémon
  7. Jack Pschitt's Avatar
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    Y'all are dumb. It's "POGEEMANZ".
    Scarlet Sky and Dragonfyre like this.
  8. H-con's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Pschitt
    Y'all are dumb. It's "POGEEMANZ".
    Preeeeetty sure it's POGAYMANZZZ! It's like a long z-sound on the end. Like in:
    "Muh pogaymanz"

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