148: Mispronouncing

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This is the sixth comic in [[My Hobby]] series. One type of joking is to deliberately mispronounce common words. In this strip he makes it his hobby. [[Randall]] suggests that he got idea for this comic as one of his friends keep doing this as the title text suggests.
 
This is the sixth comic in [[My Hobby]] series. One type of joking is to deliberately mispronounce common words. In this strip he makes it his hobby. [[Randall]] suggests that he got idea for this comic as one of his friends keep doing this as the title text suggests.
  
Interestingly, [[blag]] is how [[Randall]] calls [http://blag.xkcd.com his blog]
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Interestingly, "blag" is how [[Randall]] calls [http://blag.xkcd.com his blog]
 
*Wobsite = Website
 
*Wobsite = Website
 
*Blag = Blog
 
*Blag = Blog

Revision as of 22:01, 20 June 2013

Mispronouncing
'My pal Emad does this all the time. 'Hey man, which way to the airpart?'
Title text: 'My pal Emad does this all the time. 'Hey man, which way to the airpart?'

Explanation

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This is the sixth comic in My Hobby series. One type of joking is to deliberately mispronounce common words. In this strip he makes it his hobby. Randall suggests that he got idea for this comic as one of his friends keep doing this as the title text suggests.

Interestingly, "blag" is how Randall calls his blog

  • Wobsite = Website
  • Blag = Blog
  • Airpart = Airport

Transcript

Cueball: Yeah, did you see what he said on his wobsite?
Man 2: ...his what?
Cueball: Wobsite.
Man 2: ... I think you mean "website."
Cueball: Why don't you write about it in your blag?


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Discussion

The "airpart" could be referencing a Saint Louis accent, rather than intentional mispronunciation. 130.160.145.185 19:48, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that Emad is supposed to refer to Ahmed, and is some sort of joke about Muslim terrorists.GallantChaos (talk) 18:08, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, and it's written Emad because he's deliberately mispronouncing it. 173.245.52.203 02:23, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

No, Emad is the online name of one of Randall's friends, look it up at http://wiki.xkcd.com/irc/Emad_%28Explanation%29 173.245.55.73 05:31, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Man goes into a shop. "Half a pound of kiddleyes, please" "Don't you mean 'kidneys" "That's what I said, diddleye" 141.101.99.217 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Isn't the whole joke on 'blag' that 'blog' and 'blag' are homonyms according to the wonderful English orthography *unless* one is aware that it is originally portmanteau of words 'web' and 'log' and by convention it is pronounced with 'o', but think for a minute: if one would never have seen nor heard that word ever before, would they not pronounce it something like... blag? 108.162.231.67 23:42, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

No. Examples to disprove: flog, clog, nog, bog, tog, cog, fog, etc. No reason why they would not pronounce blog in the same manner.108.162.237.191 15:27, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

For what it's worth, an Emad is mentioned here 108.162.215.178 01:39, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

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