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The Top 7... Mispronounced game names

Pokémon

Correct pronunciation: "Pokay mon"
Incorrect pronunciation: "Pookimun" "Pokemans" "Pokeyman" "Pokuhmoon"

Could this be the most mispronounced word ever uttered by mankind? If not, it's easily the word most mispronounced by clueless dads and soccer moms as they wander helplessly through the aisles of their neighborhood toy mart. We wouldn't be surprised if game store clerks constructed Pikachu voodoo dolls during their breaks.

Worse yet, the parents aren't alone. Nowadays, thanks to the too-cool-to-care humor of the internet, you're more likely to see people using "Pokemans" than Pokémon. In an irritating twist, the people that actually know how to say the title correctly are purposefully saying it incorrectly.

Has mispronunciation actually become hip? Oh, Faxanadu, you were ahead of your time.



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46 comments

  • ObsessionWithEdgeworth - February 14, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    ... possibly naruto? because im sick of the idiots i have to live with (my "family") calling it na-roo-tow, instead of na-ruh-to. Its also annoying when people mispronounce the japanese r/l/thing, i know some people cant say it, but some deliberately dont even try to say it properly.
  • Thantos410 - February 1, 2010 11:31 p.m.

    Personally, I pronounce Deus Ex as, "Day-Yus-Ex," but, "Day Of Sex," ftw. Oh JC Denton, you were so inadvertently perverted...
  • MagicalSarai - October 12, 2009 3:42 p.m.

    I can help with one of them: PoPoLaCrois... if it's what I believe, then it's French and this pronounced - Poh-Poh-Lah-Kwah. In French the "oi" is pronounced with a "wah" sound. Like Croisant is pronounced "Kwah-san" (silent "t") Or... to take it into Disney land... the Little mermaid song "Les Poissons": Leh Pwah-son. So... yeah. Also I believe the Deus Ex is latin and should be pronounced: "Day-ous ex" not "Day-s ex"
  • foarthelulz - December 8, 2008 12:14 a.m.

    u guys forgot mario and how some ppl pronounce it w/ a short a
  • TrippyMan - December 7, 2008 3:20 a.m.

    Schereherazade... there's an NPC called that in a desert area of this one MMO and I always thought it was "Sch-er-ehe-raz-aid"
  • HypherionWing - September 3, 2008 8:50 p.m.

    PuhkuhMayne
  • sektor187 - September 2, 2008 2:08 p.m.

    pokey-man
  • riodoku79 - December 8, 2008 8:21 p.m.

    umm..foarthelulz...it IS pronounced with a short a...
  • pyro9393 - December 7, 2008 10:52 p.m.

    god damn japanese and there complicated language
  • afrosamurai3838 - November 26, 2008 1:21 a.m.

    i just ejactulated
  • Gatastrophe - November 25, 2008 1:52 a.m.

    My uncle called popolocrois "poop lacrosse"
  • thephntm - October 14, 2008 11:14 p.m.

    TY the Tasmanian Tiger. People say, "Ooh, it's capitalized! So it's pronounced 'Tee-Why'"!
  • kaleb-mayhew - June 25, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    not sure if it's right but I personally pronounce it Tie
  • Trapped_In_Hiskool - October 4, 2008 2:23 p.m.

    My mom is constantly calling them pokemans. ITS NOT ENGLISH MOM!
  • theworldonfire - September 10, 2008 3:22 a.m.

    ninja gaiden!
  • wertyboy - September 1, 2008 2:22 p.m.

    hey, dont forget about ninja gaiden, im sick of people calling it gayden, its guyden dammit!
  • Black_X_1111 - August 31, 2008 8:42 p.m.

    Its po-po-lo-croi the s is silent, thats all
  • reerGssoR - August 31, 2008 3:43 a.m.

    haha Pokuhmoon nice
  • DoctorGordonFreeman - August 2, 2009 4:04 p.m.

    lol i always pronounced it do sex
  • yoshi639 - April 16, 2009 4:52 a.m.

    i still renenber playing suikoden i played all of them execpt #4 which was a little terrible

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