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: BMCCOLL 08 March, 2018, 10:16:53 PM
New on this but long in the tooth! Is Tharg actually pronounced Tharg? I'm listening to the podcast and how Americans pronounce differently from Brits, Eyeraq for Iraq etc. I've been away for a long time so this may probably have been covered! So... is Tharg possibly pronounced Thaerg, is the g possibly silent, is the h silent! Has anyone actually heard Tharg speak???  :D
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 08 March, 2018, 11:12:20 PM
Yup, Tharg is indeed pronounced Tharg. Not Tharg, as some would suggest. But, in fact, Tharg.
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: M.I.K. 08 March, 2018, 11:38:41 PM
For future reference...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsu3aVyy9l8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsu3aVyy9l8)

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YArq_aX8w1w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YArq_aX8w1w)

His rosette of sirius seems to be translating his speech to be a bit more transatlantic than it used to, but the pronunciation of his own name seems to have stayed relatively consistent.
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: Modern Panther 09 March, 2018, 12:15:43 AM
But, in fact, Tharg.

Madness. But then I've always pronounced "cursed" as "cursed".
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: moldovangerbil 09 March, 2018, 09:06:40 AM
I'm fairly sure "cursed" is "cursed" and not "cursed".  "The Cursed Earth" would just sound wrong!
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: pauljholden 09 March, 2018, 09:18:34 AM
Prog though is pronounced Prog as in Program, and not Prog as in Progressive Rock.

Even though everyone - EVERYONE - gets it wrong. This is the correct pronunciation.

-PJ
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: Jim_Campbell 09 March, 2018, 09:36:23 AM
I bet you pronounce GIF as ‘jif’, don’t you…?
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: Satanist 09 March, 2018, 09:45:52 AM
Anyone want to tackle Slaine?

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: pauljholden 09 March, 2018, 09:57:53 AM
I bet you pronounce GIF as ‘jif’, don’t you…?

Don't be ridiculous. I pronounce it with a hard I.

-pj
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: Modern Panther 09 March, 2018, 10:00:49 AM
So learned
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: TordelBack 09 March, 2018, 10:16:24 AM
This thread is pizen me off.
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: Timothy 09 March, 2018, 10:26:42 AM
And what about Marg?
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: Dash Decent 09 March, 2018, 10:43:41 AM
Anyone want to tackle Slaine?

(https://i.imgur.com/C0EEOko.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 09 March, 2018, 10:44:48 AM
And what about Marg?
I prefer butter.
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: Link Prime 09 March, 2018, 11:44:38 AM
This thread is giving me a headache- need a cuppa tea and a Nice biscuit.
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: Proudhuff 09 March, 2018, 11:55:55 AM
I bet you pronounce that as nice and not how it should be nice.

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: abelardsnazz 09 March, 2018, 12:24:48 PM
I've always said Kim Basinger. Have I been wrong all these years?

I'll still say prog, no matter what.
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: credo 09 March, 2018, 01:48:13 PM
This thread is giving me a headache- need a cuppa tea and a Nice biscuit.

What about a scone?
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: TordelBack 09 March, 2018, 02:08:08 PM
Like Slough Feg says, these are words that are pleasing to me, and he's Celtic, so either route will do.
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: Modern Panther 09 March, 2018, 05:12:54 PM
It's "Bowie"... As in "Bowie".
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 09 March, 2018, 05:23:58 PM
Some people pronounce "Rouge" as "Rogue", you know.
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: BMCCOLL 09 March, 2018, 05:40:18 PM
I bet you pronounce GIF as ‘jif’, don’t you…?

The 'f' is silent... isn't it?
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: BMCCOLL 09 March, 2018, 05:41:33 PM
This thread is giving me a headache- need a cuppa tea and a Nice biscuit.

What about a scone?

The ad in Still Game... s'gone
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: SpaceSpinner2000 10 March, 2018, 05:39:09 PM
New on this but long in the tooth! Is Tharg actually pronounced Tharg? I'm listening to the podcast and how Americans pronounce differently from Brits, Eyeraq for Iraq etc. I've been away for a long time so this may probably have been covered! So... is Tharg possibly pronounced Thaerg, is the g possibly silent, is the h silent! Has anyone actually heard Tharg speak???  :D

I think I mispronounced Gerry Finely-Day's name for the first 40 or so episodes! With a hard G, like Garry Shandling, instead of a soft g, like Jerry Seinfeld. I also always pronounce color without a u, and tire without a y, because god bless the USA! :D
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: JayzusB.Christ 10 March, 2018, 07:04:12 PM
New on this but long in the tooth! Is Tharg actually pronounced Tharg? I'm listening to the podcast and how Americans pronounce differently from Brits, Eyeraq for Iraq etc. I've been away for a long time so this may probably have been covered! So... is Tharg possibly pronounced Thaerg, is the g possibly silent, is the h silent! Has anyone actually heard Tharg speak???  :D

I think I mispronounced Gerry Finely-Day's name for the first 40 or so episodes! With a hard G, like Garry Shandling, instead of a soft g, like Jerry Seinfeld. I also always pronounce color without a u, and tire without a y, because god bless the USA! :D

Vaguely interesting fact - there's a 'u' in words like 'guest' and 'vogue' because a 'g' followed by the vowels 'i' and 'e' is nearly always a soft g - see 'gene', 'agitate' and 'geriatric' compared to 'gust', 'vagabond' and 'tongue'.
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: Blue Cactus 10 March, 2018, 07:21:05 PM
I am a fan of this thread.
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: Colin YNWA 10 March, 2018, 08:54:48 PM
I am a fan of this thread.

Arh but is that fan or fan... oh yeah right that was doesn't work does it...
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: BMCCOLL 10 March, 2018, 09:06:23 PM
For future reference...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsu3aVyy9l8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsu3aVyy9l8)

I can honestly say I have never seen this ad. Then again at the time our (black and white) TV was probably broke and away getting fixed at Radio Rentals! If I had seen it I probably wouldn't have bought the comic! Tharg (or Thaerg, Harg or Targ) sounded a bit like the man about town. Something for the weekend, sir?

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YArq_aX8w1w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YArq_aX8w1w)

Never seen this either! Probably because I was escaping into the kitchen to get away from the bedlam created by the weans in the living room!

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: Tjm86 11 March, 2018, 09:39:32 AM
I am a fan of this thread.

Arh but is that fan or fan... oh yeah right that was doesn't work does it...

neither does the Queen.
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: Dash Decent 11 March, 2018, 10:02:38 AM
Souther.
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: Tjm86 11 March, 2018, 01:30:59 PM
s'other what?
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: norton canes 11 March, 2018, 07:19:04 PM
I absolutely love the way the pathways and trees flip down from the spaceship in that advert.

Do we know who voiced Tharg?
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: Proudhuff 11 March, 2018, 08:07:32 PM
Ronnie Corbett..
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: TordelBack 11 March, 2018, 09:31:29 PM
Ronnie Corbett..

Pretty sure he's moved on to scripting Bad Company from beyond the grave.

"...Kano said "how long is it since you played around?", and started to lift the lid of his box,  and then Danny said "good heavens,  don't tell me you have a set of golf clubs in there".
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: Proudhuff 13 March, 2018, 11:30:41 AM
Barry Cryer for Tharg!... or at least the next Deadworld series
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: Mister Pops 16 March, 2018, 04:19:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BngHOjbIAAAsJtO.png)

But seriously how many syllables are in Torquemada?
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: The Legendary Shark 16 March, 2018, 09:29:38 AM
At least one, I should think.

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: sheridan 16 March, 2018, 12:50:48 PM
I bet you pronounce GIF as ‘jif’, don’t you…?

How else would you pronounce jraphic interchange format?
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: sheridan 16 March, 2018, 12:56:38 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BngHOjbIAAAsJtO.png)

But seriously how many syllables are in Torquemada?

Depends what kind of bull (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_bull), silly, sicilian or otherwise.
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: BMCCOLL 16 March, 2018, 10:38:18 PM
Re reading prog 308{ish?} {Skizz makes his first appearance} I see the comic was featured on The Tube in 1983. I was around at the time but missed the episode. Any gen on the content?
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: BPP 17 March, 2018, 01:54:45 AM
Norn Irish Xmas dinners with the in laws..

Torqueyerma
Torqueyerda
Torquemama
Torquemada
Torquetherestofyouse.
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: sheridan 17 March, 2018, 11:51:53 AM
Re reading prog 308{ish?} {Skizz makes his first appearance} I see the comic was featured on The Tube in 1983. I was around at the time but missed the episode. Any gen on the content?

I was too young at that time, but do remember seeing Alan Moore on The Tube a few years later - probably 1986.