HBO Say Toodah, I Say Chewdar

They are The Tudors.

Pronounced The Tyudars. Not The Twodahs, not The Toodahs.

For fucks sake.



Posted by: expat@large on Sep 04, 08 | 9:00 pm | Profile


Except it ain't HBO, it's Showtime

Posted by: spike on Sep 04, 08 | 11:10 pm

Oh, fuck, it is Showtime in the US, I guess for some reason HBO picked it up for Asia. Sony owns international distribution rights so maybe they get the blame for the promo. But if it's Tyudar, why ain't it spelled Tyudar, Fil?

Posted by: spike on Sep 04, 08 | 11:14 pm

Spike: If you'd followed my link you'd have seen it is HBO Signature for HBOAsia.

AND I have a feeling the announcer for it here in Singapore might actually have been an Australian putting on a Yank accent, which doubly grates ...

To sort out pronunciation issues the English speaking world (as opposed to the American) has this special system: it's called 'a proper education'. The teacher says "This word is pronounced such and such a way", and then all the kids learn to say it properly or else they won't getting job reading the news for the Beeb. Failure to learn often resulted in public humilation and corporal punishment, in my recollections anyway...

It's a crying shame, but the world is more complicated than Black and White, Us and Them, Republican and Democrat, Patriot and Terrorist, Christian Fundamentalist and Other, phonetic spelling and fonetik pronunciation...

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 05, 08 | 12:13 am

And the correct pronunciation for "Henry VIII" is of course, "Enry, ve ateph".

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 05, 08 | 12:29 am

I think it's actually "Tyuduhs", if my fuzzy memory of my Shakespearean diction lesson back in college is correct. and I brought the first season back from the US if you want to borrow.

Posted by: MercerMachine on Sep 05, 08 | 6:01 pm

MM: Shakespeare? He was king like, WEEKS after Henry VIII! You maybe be cuhrect, nevertheless.

Tyuduhs, like freaking Tyuesday FCOL, how hard is that?

OK bring it round, week after next.

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 06, 08 | 3:08 am

what does FCOL mean? i mean, i know what the letters stand for but i've always thought the phrase was effing meaningless.

Posted by: knobby on Sep 30, 08 | 1:01 pm

4 crying out loud...

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 30, 08 | 7:30 pm


i know what the letters stand for

Posted by: knobby on Oct 01, 08 | 1:48 am


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