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Title: Tharg
Post by: BMCCOLL on 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
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 08 March, 2018, 11:12:20 pm
Yup, Tharg is indeed pronounced Tharg. Not Tharg, as some would suggest. But, in fact, Tharg.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: M.I.K. on 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.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Modern Panther on 09 March, 2018, 12:15:43 am
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But, in fact, Tharg.

Madness. But then I've always pronounced "cursed" as "cursed".
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: moldovangerbil on 09 March, 2018, 09:06:40 am
I'm fairly sure "cursed" is "cursed" and not "cursed".  "The Cursed Earth" would just sound wrong!
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: pauljholden on 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
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 09 March, 2018, 09:36:23 am
I bet you pronounce GIF as ‘jif’, don’t you…?
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Satanist on 09 March, 2018, 09:45:52 am
Anyone want to tackle Slaine?

Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: pauljholden on 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
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Modern Panther on 09 March, 2018, 10:00:49 am
So learned
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Post by: TordelBack on 09 March, 2018, 10:16:24 am
This thread is pizen me off.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Timothy on 09 March, 2018, 10:26:42 am
And what about Marg?
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Dash Decent on 09 March, 2018, 10:43:41 am
Anyone want to tackle Slaine?

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

Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: abelardsnazz on 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.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: credo on 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?
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: TordelBack on 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.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Modern Panther on 09 March, 2018, 05:12:54 pm
It's "Bowie"... As in "Bowie".
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 09 March, 2018, 05:23:58 pm
Some people pronounce "Rouge" as "Rogue", you know.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: BMCCOLL on 09 March, 2018, 05:40:18 pm
I bet you pronounce GIF as ‘jif’, don’t you…?

The 'f' is silent... isn't it?
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: BMCCOLL on 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
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: SpaceSpinner2000 on 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
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 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'.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Blue Cactus on 10 March, 2018, 07:21:05 pm
I am a fan of this thread.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Colin YNWA on 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...
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: BMCCOLL on 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!

Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Tjm86 on 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.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Dash Decent on 11 March, 2018, 10:02:38 am
Souther.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Tjm86 on 11 March, 2018, 01:30:59 pm
s'other what?
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Post by: norton canes on 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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Post by: Proudhuff on 11 March, 2018, 08:07:32 pm
Ronnie Corbett..
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Post by: TordelBack on 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".
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Proudhuff on 13 March, 2018, 11:30:41 am
Barry Cryer for Tharg!... or at least the next Deadworld series
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: Mister Pops on 16 March, 2018, 04:19:36 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BngHOjbIAAAsJtO.png)

But seriously how many syllables are in Torquemada?
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: The Legendary Shark on 16 March, 2018, 09:29:38 am
At least one, I should think.

Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: sheridan on 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?
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: sheridan on 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.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: BMCCOLL on 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?
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: BPP on 17 March, 2018, 01:54:45 am
Norn Irish Xmas dinners with the in laws..

Torqueyerma
Torqueyerda
Torquemama
Torquemada
Torquetherestofyouse.
Title: Re: Tharg
Post by: sheridan on 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.