HBO Say Toodah, I Say Chewdar
They are The Tudors.
Pronounced The Tyudars. Not The Twodahs, not The Toodahs.
For fucks sake.
OTHER MONKEYS SAID
Except it ain't HBO, it's Showtime
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?
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...
And the correct pronunciation for "Henry VIII" is of course, "Enry, ve ateph".
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.
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.
what does FCOL mean? i mean, i know what the letters stand for but i've always thought the phrase was effing meaningless.
4 crying out loud...
i know what the letters stand for