Dumb querstion. How do you pronounce...

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  1. Cooperkill

    Cooperkill Active Member

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    [REC.]

    Is it "wreck" or "record?"
     
  2. Cooperkill

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    Bump!

    I'm not sure anyone saw this. I was new when I posted it and my posts rarely showed up. Anyway, I just watched [Rec] 2, which kicked my ass, and am still wondering what to call it!
     
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    The topic title isn't very eye-catching. I too have been wondering how to pronounce it. I always say 'wreck'.
     
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    Since [REC] is short for record I've always pronounced it "Wreck."
     
  5. Cooperkill

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    And the topic title is misspelled! I tried to change it, but only found a way to change the message text.
     
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    chrismac87 Zombie Eater

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    I've always called in "record" since "rec" is just the abbreviation for record and I've never heard someone tell me - "Don't forget to 'rec' that TV show for me", etc. It's always been - record. Just makes the most sense in my opinion.
     
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    it perplexes us all. only the mods can change it.

    back to the OP: i suppose you have to forever pronounce it "wreck" while making bracket gestures like an asshole.
     
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    personally i pronounce it "wreck". can't justify it in any way. it just seems like a better title than "record".
     
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    I always say "wreck", and no one ever knows what movie I'm talking about.
     
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    I've always referred to the first film as 'Record', but the second film 'Wreck 2'.
     
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    This thread cracks me up! I recently watched [REC]2 and was wondering the same thing! I even tried listening to how the cast and crew pronounced it in the behind the scenes feature but everyone was talking too fast to make it out. I've decided the best way to deal with the problem is to never mention the title aloud. If you want to tell someone about it send an email. BTW, the voice in my mind pronounces it "wreck."
     
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    I say "wreck". It's a dumb title though.
     
  13. baggio

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    Interesting how many people here on this thread say wreck.

    I see REC as record, like I would see adj. as adjustment.

    It's an abbreviation. Treat it as such.

    Like Mr. is Mister or Prof. is Professor. You wouldn't pronounce it prof. After class I'm going to talk to the prof. I never heard anyone say they were going to wreck Lost tonight, so they could watch it later.
     
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    I pronounce it rec-ord, like an old-school vinyl album was a rec-ord. It's not re-cord, that's for sure. Then again, I like to fuck with people so I'm probably not doing it right.:)

    No one says "I'm gotta ask the prof bout something" (pronounced 'pref') anymore? What a shell of the old world we live in.:(
     
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    I've always pronounced it wreck. If someone asked me if I had seen Record. I'm sure I would pause a moment before I realized what they were talking about.
     
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    You had me on adj. and Mr., but I totally always said "Prof" when referring to my college instructors. I personally say "Wreck", that might stem from a history of helping relatives with their camcorders and always telling them to hit the "REC" button.
     
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    What if you were going to REC something on The Double-yoo Bee? Would you say, "I'm going to record something on The Warner Brothers."?
     
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    same here.
     
  19. baggio

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    Just curious. You say Prof. as in "off" Like proff? or like pref? Like "Did you ask preff or proff about our project...."

    Because I never said either of those, nor have I heard anyone else refer to it like that when I went to school. Only Professor or just say the last name. In fact 90% of the time that's what was used. "Did you ask Steven's about our project..."

    Just for kicks, I asked three people in my work, three different ages, all went to colleges/universities in three different states. They all said they used the full title like "Professor Stevens" or just plain Stevens or plain Professor. Mostly the full title. But neither heard or used of the short version.

    Maybe its the area where you live?


    Also some abbreviations are used normally. Like MRI & CAT So there are a bunch of those types of examples where the abbreviation has become more or less the standard.

    But as for REC, I never heard someone saying it like "wreck" until this very thread. I'm being serious. Maybe you guys got the way to pronounce REC "wreck" from recreation room? Most of the time it is known as a "rec room" Pronounced "wreck room" for short. That you hear all the time.






    P.S. - I will admit that I saw some reviews on the two films and the reviewer said "wreck 1 & wreck 2" Even seen the director/writer being interviewed. And he says "wreck"

    So that's how it was meant to be said. Then there you go, that's how you say it. the answer to the main post. It's pronounced "wreck".


    Not how I would say it, but hey its their movie.
     
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  20. baggio

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    You would say "I'm going to record something on the WB"


    No? Maybe I'm not getting what your saying. I'm confused.
     

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