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 [1 favorite]

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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