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    Default Egg-Lonted Man is the Worst and other mis-pronunciations.

    What names/words did you mispronounce/read only to find out later you were wrong.

    Not things like Magnehto vs Magneeto but ones where YOU just totally blew it.

    One of the biggest for me was The Elongated Man.

    I pronounced that like "Egg-lonted" Man a little farther into my teens than I like to admit. Still have a hard time not reading it that way.

    I contribute this to my dislike for the character over the years. What the hell is Egglonted anyway? ( I know now. Just saying.....)
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    This probably doesn't count but for years I called Red Tornado 'Red Tomato' because of a joke Green Arrow made in JLofA #146.

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    I used to pronunce "Doom Patrol" as "Dum Petrol".

    Not only I just realized that it has to be pronunced: "Dum Patrol", but also: "Dum Pà --- trol".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilBat66 View Post
    What names/words did you mispronounce/read only to find out later you were wrong.

    Not things like Magnehto vs Magneeto but ones where YOU just totally blew it.

    One of the biggest for me was The Elongated Man.

    I pronounced that like "Egg-lonted" Man a little farther into my teens than I like to admit. Still have a hard time not reading it that way.

    I contribute this to my dislike for the character over the years. What the hell is Egglonted anyway? ( I know now. Just saying.....)
    You were so close.

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    At Marvel I used to think Namor wss pronounced like the word Submarine + err
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    I still don't know if I read Ra's Al Ghul right.
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    Not to derail this thread, but since we're talking pronunciations, I have a question.

    Different people pronounce Aunt differently. Some say 'ont' and others say 'ant'. So how do you pronounce Zatanna? is it 'Zatonna' or 'Zatanna'

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilBat66 View Post
    What names/words did you mispronounce/read only to find out later you were wrong.

    Not things like Magnehto vs Magneeto but ones where YOU just totally blew it.

    One of the biggest for me was The Elongated Man.

    I pronounced that like "Egg-lonted" Man a little farther into my teens than I like to admit. Still have a hard time not reading it that way.

    I contribute this to my dislike for the character over the years. What the hell is Egglonted anyway? ( I know now. Just saying.....)
    I actually pronounced his name right at first, but my best friend said it was supposed to be El-en-JAY-ted Man. It was years before I found out I was right all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    Not to derail this thread, but since we're talking pronunciations, I have a question.

    Different people pronounce Aunt differently. Some say 'ont' and others say 'ant'. So how do you pronounce Zatanna? is it 'Zatonna' or 'Zatanna'
    I do "Zatanna".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    I do "Zatanna".
    Same here, Lee.
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    Here's one: when I first discovered Chameleon Boy back in '74, I thought it was pronounced CHAM-a-lon Boy. Later on in the year, I was watching an episode of Wild Kingdom that featured a chameleon. I put 2 and 2 together immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    Here's one: when I first discovered Chameleon Boy back in '74, I thought it was pronounced CHAM-a-lon Boy. Later on in the year, I was watching an episode of Wild Kingdom that featured a chameleon. I put 2 and 2 together immediately.
    That's cool. TV can be good.

    Add me to the list of people that called Namor 'Submarine-er'.
    Still do at times out of habit.
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    It was Dark Seed for a brief time before I decided DARK-side was the logical pronunciation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    That's cool. TV can be good.

    Add me to the list of people that called Namor 'Submarine-er'.
    Still do at times out of habit.
    That one I knew, but only because of the Marvel Men cartoon shorts from the '60s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    I do "Zatanna".
    See, I've been pronouncing it wrong for 40 years now.

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