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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2007, 01:18:28 pm »
She needs those boots for ass kicking.

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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2007, 03:29:51 pm »


Hey now, dress + boots can be very hot.

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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2007, 12:30:44 am »
Dress and boots is SEX.

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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2007, 11:39:59 pm »
The day an ancient Greek shows up at my door is the day I will put some stock in how an ancient word is meant to be pronounced, until then I will continue to pronounce Eris as 'nixon's festering corpse'.
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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2007, 01:18:29 pm »
Hoops, I believe, is riding the correct motorcycle:


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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2007, 03:47:29 am »
Boffo!
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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2007, 07:40:45 pm »
I was surfing an astrology article about the new dwarf planet Eris somewhere @ www.karmaastrology.com ::headshots several zodiac killers before they can even think about sporking up teh stars:: and found out that Eris is pronounced "EE-RIS".
And all this time I was pronouncing it "ARSE"

You're both wrong.

It's pronounced the same as "Heiress".

Yep.  Eris <---> Paris Hilton.

You heard it here first.

as per RAW

it's pronounced "Air Reese"

or something...

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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2007, 04:02:31 am »
Eris is pronounced Discord.  Or Quonk if it's partly cloudy and 72 degrees.

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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2007, 08:33:16 pm »
It's actually pronounced by typing it.  Like people actually TALK about this publicly. :roll:

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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2007, 11:59:18 am »
I was surfing an astrology article about the new dwarf planet Eris somewhere @ www.karmaastrology.com ::headshots several zodiac killers before they can even think about sporking up teh stars:: and found out that Eris is pronounced "EE-RIS".
And all this time I was pronouncing it "ARSE"

You're both wrong.

It's pronounced the same as "Heiress".

Yep.  Eris <---> Paris Hilton.

You heard it here first.

as per RAW

it's pronounced "Air Reese"

or something...

~Angel
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Thats how we pronounce it in german.
And we never had the discussion how to....

morons  :lulz:

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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2007, 01:05:33 pm »
It's actually pronounced by typing it.  Like people actually TALK about this publicly. :roll:


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Re: I pronounce it EH-RIS.
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2007, 03:12:27 pm »
You see the problems you get into if you don't use E-Prime!

You can't meaningfully say "it is pronounced this way" - only "I pronounce it this way".

I don't even share RAW's Brooklyn accent, coming from the UK.  As we invented the language, and I speak 'received standard' English I figure I could tell you that I (at least) pronounce the 'e' as in pet, and the 'i' as in pit.  Both short vowels, just as it says in the Oxford English Dictionary.

I hate to appear eristic about it.    :evil:

If you believe that Eeristic nonsense because Merriam-Webster pronounces it that way then I guess you live out there in the ex-colonies.  M-W pronounce water like warder, for Eris's sake!
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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2007, 03:15:14 pm »
Hey Mags,

We're all pretty much versed in E-Prime.  We just don't use it much, because it decreases the Lulz-flow, which deflaites the Lail.


And without Lail, no LOL.


But whatever.  Just wanted to give you a heads up about the pedantry.

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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2007, 03:20:12 pm »
I know how pedantic I can get - but if you don't like that I'll just pretend I am right and you are all wrong :roll:

It isn't pronounced ee-ris, but eh-ris....
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Re: It's pronounced EE-RIS.
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2007, 03:26:11 pm »
Heh.  I still like Felix's answer the best, though.