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Heeeeeeeere's Harry!
August 21, 2000 8:16 PM   Subscribe

Heeeeeeeere's Harry!
posted by honkzilla (18 comments total)

 
Somehow I knew honkzilla was just as excited about this as I was.
posted by annathea at 9:01 PM on August 21, 2000


At least we'll find out how to pronounce 'Hermione', I still haven't a clue (and don't go thinking it's a Brit thing either, I have never met anyone called Hermione).
posted by Markb at 1:42 AM on August 22, 2000


Her-my-oh-knee (with the stress on 'my').
posted by Mocata at 2:43 AM on August 22, 2000


Phew. He's British.
posted by cheaily at 3:10 AM on August 22, 2000


Thank you, Mocata. One of life's little mysteries solved.
posted by Markb at 3:25 AM on August 22, 2000


It's all sooooooo evil it's not like even funny. You know, let's just rake kubrick's grave. Jeeze.
posted by tiaka at 5:08 AM on August 22, 2000


Naw; it's 'herm-own-ninny'. Don't you people speak Bulgarian?
posted by baylink at 9:13 AM on August 22, 2000


Someone told me there was a pronunciation guide in the fourth book. I haven't gotten that far, though.

The thoughts around here include "Harmony," "Her-ME-own," and "Hair-o-mone" (like pheromone???).
posted by daveadams at 10:25 AM on August 22, 2000


So, tell me again ... why did they cast some foreigner? Will the film have subtitles?
posted by dhartung at 11:50 AM on August 22, 2000


Seriously, though; the phonetics first above are correct, modulo a Proper British missing-H on the first syllabobble. It's not the first time *I've* heard the name; is it really considered that rare?
posted by baylink at 11:55 AM on August 22, 2000


well, oddly enough, scholastic's harry potter site has its own pronunciation guide. so there you go. her-MY-oh-knee.
posted by bluishorange at 6:41 PM on August 22, 2000


baylink, I'm 30, have lived in England all my life and have never, ever met or heard of anyone called Hermione. It's not an everyday name here. Or maybe I should just go out and meet more people....
posted by Markb at 12:56 AM on August 23, 2000


It's Greek! It's cocking Greek! Jaysus, it's not that bloody obscure.
posted by Mocata at 2:22 AM on August 23, 2000


I didn't say it was common, Mark, just that I'd heard it before...

"Cocking" greek?

I don't have to explain why that's hilarious, right?
posted by baylink at 7:33 AM on August 23, 2000


My favorite one on the pronunciation guide, though, has to be Volde, er, um... 'You Know Who'.
posted by baylink at 7:45 AM on August 23, 2000


Whew! Wish I'd kept my keyboard shut now.
I only said I'd never heard it. I don't know any Greeks, cocking or otherwise.
posted by Markb at 8:00 AM on August 23, 2000


No offense - it was "Hair-o-mone" set me off...
posted by Mocata at 8:54 AM on August 23, 2000


Hey, I didn't say I thought it was "Hair-o-mone." I just thought it was funny. That's what someone I work with actually thought.
posted by daveadams at 12:54 PM on August 23, 2000


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