Monday, February 06, 2006

Monday Challenge - K%llg%re

Okay...here's the challenge - explain to me how his name is pronounced.

I never quite understood.

9 Comments:

Blogger Derek B. Haas said...

Like "Killgore", but with modem screeches where the replaced vowels are.

2/07/2006 12:05 PM  
Anonymous nayoro said...

I always used to pronounce it like Mushmouth from the Fat Albert cartoons.

2/07/2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger Brad Curran said...

Phonetically. Kuh-percent-el-guh-percent-ruh-ee. Because it amuses me. And, really, % has a phoneme. I'll keep saying that until a linguist corrects me.

2/07/2006 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Here's the explanation from a Flash lettercolumn that I distinctly recall because it was so dopey: Because K%llg%re was a mathematical, rational being, it would see that "percent" sign as actually "zero divided by zero". And sinze zero divided by zero is nothing, those would produce no sound and it would be pronounced "Kllgre". I'm not sure if anybody ever wrote in to explain how THAT was pronounced.

2/08/2006 11:54 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

That's what I remember, Joe, and I remember not being sure how THAT was pronounced!!

So, any takers?

2/09/2006 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Brian Mac said...

Aaargh! Zero divided by zero is an impossibility, just as anything divided by zero is an impossibility. Any mathematical, rational creature would know that.

I always just pronounced it "Killgore," myself. It's easier.

2/09/2006 10:51 AM  
Blogger Tom Foss said...

So wouldn't that make it k-undefined-llg-undefined-re?

2/09/2006 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are several mistakes in the explanation that joe gave first of all the percent sign doesnt mean zero divided by zero (those are not zeroes) in mathematics it means module,
secondly for "zero divided by zero" to be nothing it needs to be defined which it isn't in normal mathematics due to propreties of division and zero.

2/11/2006 1:02 PM  
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