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03-31-2008, 10:23 AM
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Most Piss Poor Commentator Pronounciations You've Ever Heard

G. Latendresse: Gei-om Latin-Dress
Alex Kovalev: Kovalov
Perezhogin: Peresogin
Plekanec: I don't get where they get this S from in Plekanec. Many people in real life and commentators call him "Plekanicks" or when they call him Plekky they say "Placky" or "Plackanak"
Kostitsyn: Kot-sit-sin

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Streit - Street
Dvorak - Dvorjack
Vokoun - Vokawn

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G. Latendresse: Gei-om Latin-Dress
Alex Kovalev: Kovalov
Perezhogin: Peresogin
Plekanec: I don't get where they get this S from in Plekanec. Many people in real life and commentators call him "Plekanicks" or when they call him Plekky they say "Placky" or "Plackanak"
Kostitsyn: Kot-sit-sin

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I do believe Plekanets is in fact the English pronunciation. It's been that way all his career.

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03-31-2008, 10:39 AM
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Gary Galley last week called Guillaume Latendresse "Gilly-home Latin Dress"

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Plecanec's name is actually pronounced with a "plecanetts".

One that stood out to me is Pierre and Yvon can barely say Carlo Colaiacovo's name. Quite amusing.


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Oh and Chris Cuthbert kept calling Lapierre Laperriere last game on TSN, I was screaming at him through my TV lol

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Come on, do we need a thread like this every week? Most names that will be brought in this thread are actually an attempt to pronounce the names as close to their real pronunciation, or as the players asked them to be pronounced:

Jan Hlavac - Yan Lavache
Radek Dvorak - Radek Dvorjak
Tomas Vokoun - Tomas Vokawn
Tomas Plekanec - Tomas Plekanets
Dustin Byfuglien - Dustin Bufflin

That said, there are some commentators who botch names without trying, and those deserve to be named. Most english commentators have a hard time pronuncing Giguère, Brodeur, Latendresse and Dagenais (Déjeuner).

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Old School:

Foster Hewitt with Yvan Counoyer

"Cor-noi-er"

Caveat -- Hewitt (both Foster and Bill) were great at calling a game. Ah, the golden age of Foster Hewitt, Danny Gallivan, and Rene Lecavalier ...

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03-31-2008, 10:50 AM
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Come on, do we need a thread like this every week? Most names that will be brought in this thread are actually an attempt to pronounce the names as close to their real pronunciation, or as the players asked them to be pronounced:
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Radek Dvorak - Radek Dvorjak
Yeah I believe something like Dvorjak or even almost Dvozak IS the real pronounciation...

I won't even start about Finnish names more than a couple of examples:
The commentators tend to say Jokkinenn not Jokinen
The commentators say Selaanee, when it should be Selänne, "ä" being like "A" in Amnesty. etc.

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Josh Georges.

Josh Gorges is pronounced "Gore-jez," not "Jor-jez."

Just like the Huet thing, some idiot who can't read decided to misprounounce it and everybody followed suit while the player himself is too timid to correct anybody.

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Josh Georges.

Josh Gorges is pronounced "Gore-jez," not "Jor-jez."

Just like the Huet thing, some idiot who can't read decided to misprounounce it and everybody followed suit while the player himself is too timid to correct anybody.
Is it really "Gore-jez"? I'm pretty sure everybody has always called hi "Jor-jez", even in San Jose. Correct me if I'm wrong tho!

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03-31-2008, 11:15 AM
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I won't even start about Finnish names more than a couple of examples:
The commentators tend to say Jokkinenn not Jokinen
. etc.
There's really no difference in those two pronunciations, made me laugh...just as in Finnish, that may be a big difference, many other names have different pronunciations than the way they are spelled in English or any other language. This weekly thread sucks.

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Come on, do we need a thread like this every week? Most names that will be brought in this thread are actually an attempt to pronounce the names as close to their real pronunciation, or as the players asked them to be pronounced:

Jan Hlavac - Yan Lavache
Radek Dvorak - Radek Dvorjak
Tomas Vokoun - Tomas Vokawn
Tomas Plekanec - Tomas Plekanets
Dustin Byfuglien - Dustin Bufflin

That said, there are some commentators who botch names without trying, and those deserve to be named. Most english commentators have a hard time pronuncing Giguère, Brodeur, Latendresse and Dagenais (Déjeuner).
For future reference, those are the right pronunciation in english.

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Mezaros = Medzarosh on RDS lately.

Few years back at pre-season Calgary game we had Yarome instead of Jerome for Iginla.

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Is it really "Gore-jez"? I'm pretty sure everybody has always called hi "Jor-jez", even in San Jose. Correct me if I'm wrong tho!
Just read the word. Gorges. Pronounced Gorges. If it was Georges. It would be written Georges. If he wants to be called Georges, let him change the spelling of his name. It's not like he's Czech and has some pronunciation stuff going on.

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As a Chathamite, the best hockey player to come out of the area is Sam Gagner's dad, Dave Gagner. I think as a city of 44,000, we would collectively cringe as 2/3rds of the hockey broadcast world (especially Detroit) would pronounce his name "GAG-ner" instead of "Gahn-ier" as it is supposed to be. I hope the majority have learned how to properly pronounce it when it comes to Sam, but I wouldn't bet on it.

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Just read the word. Gorges. Pronounced Gorges. If it was Georges. It would be written Georges. If he wants to be called Georges, let him change the spelling of his name. It's not like he's Czech and has some pronunciation stuff going on.
I can't tell if you're serious or not.

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I will always remember Yvon calling Sergeï, Kévin Kotsétine... that's about the worst you can get.

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Smith is pronounced 'Smith' actually.

Just so you guys know.






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I do believe Plekanets is in fact the English pronunciation. It's been that way all his career.

Yeah a Czech friend of mine explained that this is the correct pronunciation, with stress on the first syllable (which she said is always the case with family names).

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