Reclaiming the Biff Bam Pow
posted by Brian Cronin at 4:09 AM
Like "Killgore", but with modem screeches where the replaced vowels are.
I always used to pronounce it like Mushmouth from the Fat Albert cartoons.
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.
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.
That's what I remember, Joe, and I remember not being sure how THAT was pronounced!!So, any takers?
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.
So wouldn't that make it k-undefined-llg-undefined-re?
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.
Rather curious topic
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