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Is it disrespectful?
 
Poll: Third film Acronym dilemma: BOFA of BOTFA
BOTFA
BOFA
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DanielLB
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Jun 7, 6:28am


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It grates on me like someone who is disrespectful enough to get a name consistently wrong even when they are told the actual pronunciation.


I'm sure the majority of us continually pronounce many of Tolkien's words wrong. To this day, I still say Radagast, Shelob, Ungoliant, Thranduil, Iluvatar and Manw (and any other ws) wrong. Sure, it might be irritating to the trained ear, but I wouldn't say it is disrespectful. It ultimately comes down to personal preference, dialect, tone of voice, mode of verbal thinking, and use of vocabulary. Once a pronunciation sticks, it's hard to change it.

Thinking about it, I even pronounce 'pronunciation' wrong.

Hopefully you will enjoy the DOS commentaries more.
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Subject User Time
Third film acronym: BOFA or BOTFA burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Apr 26, 1:39am
    I voted BOFA because... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Apr 26, 4:51am
        Ack..gobbledegook!! Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Apr 26, 2:08pm
            BoFA? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 26, 11:17pm
    BOFA // BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Apr 26, 8:13am
    I suppose it should be BotFA Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 26, 12:42pm
        Lowercase lettering won me over joec_34 Send a private message to joec_34 May 1, 4:09pm
    Totally and completely RangerLady23 Send a private message to RangerLady23 Apr 26, 5:10pm
    I prefer BOFA because The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Apr 26, 7:13pm
    I vote BOFA// wonderinglinguist Send a private message to wonderinglinguist Apr 26, 8:42pm
    I'm going BOFA Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Apr 26, 10:19pm
    I'm going for Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Apr 27, 12:33am
    This is one time my "purist" side rears its head grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 28, 1:08am
        And like he says Schmaug. Patty Send a private message to Patty May 1, 8:19pm
            Schmaug J Pierpont Flathead Send a private message to J Pierpont Flathead Jun 7, 4:12am
                Is it disrespectful? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jun 7, 6:28am
                    Disrespectful J Pierpont Flathead Send a private message to J Pierpont Flathead Jun 7, 3:55pm
                        I refer you to the second part of this post, above, in the Dilemna/Dilemma thread: dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jun 8, 2:37am
                            There Can Be Only One J Pierpont Flathead Send a private message to J Pierpont Flathead Jun 8, 3:02am
    BotFA sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Apr 28, 11:01am
        If you wanted to be completely accurate... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 28, 6:19pm
            Yeah, i dicided long ago to drop the first 'T', sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio May 2, 12:56pm
    I still prefer TH3. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone May 1, 4:22pm
    BOFA, but only because I have to Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel May 1, 8:21pm

 
 
 

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