Sunday, 1 March 2015
Comic Book Mispronouncameations
Well, we certainly started something in the comments section there, with Tri-Gone Empire versus Trigunn Empire.
So far, we've had Dick Ayers pronounced Dick Hairs, Mike Ploog pronounced Mike Plogue, The Hulk saying 'Punny Human', and me calling Annihilus by the nom de plume Annie Hill-Us.
So what else did we all misspronun...massprenin....say wrong when it came to creators and character's names?
Well, I only recently found out that it's Doug Mensk, and not Doug Mench, as I've always said it, though as that's close to Mensch, a Jewish word for 'a person of integrity and honour', hey, take it as a compliment, Doug.
For years, we all called Big John & Our Pal Sal by the surname Bus-See-Ma. It's actually Boo-Sem-Ah, like Steve Buscemi, or so I'm told.
Here's an easy one. Herb Trimp? It's Herb Trimpey.
And here's a toughey. Bill Sign-Keh-Vitch, our gang all said when Moon Knight came out. Nope, it's Sin-Kev-Itch. That's a real serial killer smile you got going there, Bill, remind me to ALWAYS pronounce your name properly.
Len Wine? Nope, it's actually Len Ween, apparently. Which sounds dangerously close to Weenie, so poor Len must've had a tough time at school.
And what about characters? I think everybody disagreed with Jack Kirby, and called this guy Darkseed rather than Darkside.
What was it they said in the Thor movies? Mayul-Near? Nah, it's Muh-Jole-Near. Always was, always will be.
Oh, and I just remembered, I used to drive my cousin crazy, repeatedly telling him how much I liked CONN-An The Barbarian.
Late breaking news: Some people are now saying it's Doug Monk. Let's have done with it and just call him Doug, shall we?
Anybody got any more?