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How do you pronounce MMORPG?

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  • EattenEatten rohnert park, CAMember Posts: 86
    WOW clones (because warcraft did it first)
  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Why do some people insist on trying to pronounce every acronym as a word?

    Think of JPEG, GIF (pronounced as 'JIF').

    For other acronyms I think it's because there are no agreements. 

  • HealthyGamerHealthyGamer Joplin, MOMember Posts: 25

    I usually go with 'More Peg'.  MMORPG always looked like that to me.

     

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    My prefered is "more pig"

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  • BartDaCatBartDaCat Renton, WAMember Posts: 805 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    One of the fundamental laws of the universe is that if an acronym is used often enough, someone will try to pronounce it.  So, how do you pronounce MMORPG?  I vote for "more pig", so that the plural, MMORPGs, becomes "more pigs".  Saying each letter separately, as in em-em-oh-arr-pee-gee, is too clumsy.  Do you have any better ideas?

    Actually, I think the "More Pigs" candidate sums it up quite nicely.

  • KoreanSoWhatKoreanSoWhat TOronto, ONMember Posts: 80
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    One of the fundamental laws of the universe is that if an acronym is used often enough, someone will try to pronounce it.  So, how do you pronounce MMORPG?  I vote for "more pig", so that the plural, MMORPGs, becomes "more pigs".  Saying each letter separately, as in em-em-oh-arr-pee-gee, is too clumsy.  Do you have any better ideas?

    I just pronounce it 'morphine'.

  • ZooceZooce B, FLMember Posts: 586

    I refuse to shorten it beyond saying each letter individually.

    *stomps foot

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by BartDaCat
     

    Actually, I think the "More Pigs" candidate sums it up quite nicely.

     

    Hehe, in more ways than one.


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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member Posts: 16,743 Epic
    Originally posted by ste2000
    em em oh ar pe gee........obviously How do you pronunce CIA or FBI?  Is there any other way to pronunce it? What's the point of this thread?

    There is a difference between a three letter acronym and a six letter acronym.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAMember Posts: 10,910 Common

    I think the Zero Punctuation guy has it with "muh more puh guh".

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  • coretex666coretex666 PragueMember Posts: 2,576 Rare

    Em Em Oh Are Pee Gee

    What am I still doing here...I should be going.

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  • GruntyGrunty TexasMember Posts: 7,702 Uncommon
    Originally posted by XAPGames
    My prefered is "more pig"

    I only use it internally. People look at me funny when I say it aloud

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by ste2000
    em em oh ar pe gee........obviously How do you pronunce CIA or FBI?  Is there any other way to pronunce it? What's the point of this thread?

    There is a difference between a three letter acronym and a six letter acronym.

    MMORPG isn't an acronym, it's an initialism like CIA and FBI.

     

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  • grimgryphongrimgryphon Pacific Northwest, WAMember Posts: 682 Common
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by ste2000
    em em oh ar pe gee........obviously How do you pronunce CIA or FBI?  Is there any other way to pronunce it? What's the point of this thread?

    There is a difference between a three letter acronym and a six letter acronym.

    MMORPG isn't an acronym, it's an initialism like CIA and FBI.

     

    +1 to the one who gets it. Both acronyms and initialisms are types of abbreviations.

    Acronyms can be pronounced as words, like NASA.

    Initialisms cannot, like FBI or CIA

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  • PyndaPynda Member Posts: 799 Uncommon

    I've been saying it one (wrong) way phonetically to myself for years and years now. And it's been good enough for me. That is - just plain 'morg'. But if I'm speaking with other people I'll pronounce the letters quickly and individually, mmo - rpg.

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOMember Posts: 2,732 Uncommon

    Watch any of Zero Puncuation's MMORPG reviews and you'll hear him "pronounce" it. It's quite funny.

     

     

    It sounds kinda like Meh Mor Peh Gah

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • CorehavenCorehaven Colorado Springs, COMember Posts: 1,533 Uncommon

    "Em Em Oh Are Pee Gee"    typically. 

     

    Or.......  " Emhem Ahhh Peegeez"   if you are intoxicated. 

     

    Or......  "I hate this freaking stupid piece of rat s**** a** bunch of bull****"    when they frustrate you. 

     

    Or..... " BUT MOM......JUST ANOTHER HOOOOOUR!  PUH LEEEEESE! "  if you have no business playing one in the first place.

     

    And finally, if you have a wife, and enjoy MMORPG's she may refer to them as,

    " I want a divorce. " 

  • Cod_EyeCod_Eye jarrowMember Posts: 1,016
    Morgue, seems appropriate for many of them.
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