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ElectricPeterTork wrote:...and "Mxyzptlk" is pronounced "McGurk".
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Due to the phonetic difficulties in pronouncing a name such as Mxyzptlk, it has been pronounced in various ways by various sources over the past four decades. On the 1967 Filmation CBS Superman animated series, it was pronounced as mix-yez-PITTLE-ik; sources indicate that was the official DC Comics version of the time, furnished to the show's writers through DC Comics editor/writer E. Nelson Bridwell. During the 1980s, on the Super Friends cartoon, produced by Hanna-Barbera, it was approximated as Mix-Ill-Plick. Miks-yez-pit-lik is actually a general translation and other variations have included mix-yez-PIT-lek, mix-yez-PIT-ul-ick, and mix-yez-pittle-ik. To further complicate matters, Mxyzptlk says himself in the 1990s animated series of Superman, that his name is pronounced the same as saying the words "mix, yes, spit, lick," even transforming himself into the appropriate illustrations for the words. Clark had pronounced his name as Mix-Ill-Plick before Mxyzptlk popped out of the comic and proceeded to correct him. In his appearance in the Superman Returns video game, Mxyzptlk proudly refers to himself as "the one and only Mr. Mix-yiz-SPIT-Lik!, straight from the fifth dimension!" Miks-il-piti-lik (with the i 's pronounced only lightly) was used on Smallville, all while the original spelling of his name was pronounced mix-pit-tulk. This has created great confusion and even debate as to how his name is actually to be spoken.
In the recently released Action Comics Annual #10 (2007), "Superman's Top 10 Most Wanted" describes Mr. Mxyzptlk and provides the pronunciation as mix-yez-pittle-ik, exactly like the 1967 animated series. So, phonetically, the pronunciation backwards would be "kell-tipp-ZEY-skim." Confusingly, the 1967 animated series used the backwards pronunciation "kulp-ti-Mix-im." It's fair to say that producers were free to interpret the name any way they wanted, just as they routinely changed other elements of comic lore to suit their various series.
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Sentry 459 wrote:
And I'd always pronounced Mark Millar's last name as "Mill-AR," instead of "Miller," 'til I learned that "Miller" is the correct pronunciation, only few months ago. WOW! I thought it was Mill-AR, too!
And I'd always pronounced Mark Millar's last name as "Mill-AR," instead of "Miller," 'til I learned that "Miller" is the correct pronunciation, only few months ago.
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comix750 wrote:I always thought Thanos was pronounced with a long A sound, THAY-nos, but according to the Silver Surfer cartoon apparantly it's THAN-nos
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My name is Oedi and I soar amidst the stars far from the planet of my birth. I guess this starship is the closest thing I've
got to a home now, for I am a refugee and an outlaw. Vanth Dreadstar, Syzygy Darklock, Willow 327, Rainbow and Skeevo are my family. We are revolutionaries.
Our goal? To bring an end to the 200 year old war between the Instrumentality and the Monarchy!
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profh0011 wrote:"I always pronounced "Bat-roc" but lately I've come to think that maybe it should be "Ba-troc"
for no other reason than the first doesn't sound French at all, whereas the second definitely could be French."
Ahh haff all ways pronounced zit Bat-roc ze lee-pair!
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