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Ok, stupid question but I watch Linus Tech Tips on Youtube and he always pronounces the Phenom processors like it rhymes with venom. Is that right? I always thought it was like Phee-nom. Anyway, just wondering...
post #2 of 78
fee nom

as in nom nom nom.
    
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I've always pronounced it like Pheenom but now I'm thinking to pronounce it more like Phenomenon
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post #4 of 78
Linus is a tool.if it can be pronounced differently,he will do it.

There actually isn't a proper way,what is accepted is what would be considered proper.

I personally think fee-nom is the proper way.
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post #5 of 78
fee-nom

I would think that's right, I'm guessing it's just the same pronunciation as 'phenom' the word, which is pronounced fee-nom. It's already a word in the english language, so I'd just say it's still pronounced that way.

EDIT: although, apparently the american english pronunciation is more like 'fi-nom' (like venom), whereas British english is 'fee-nom', so it might be different for you guys in the US
Edited by Scorpii - 6/15/11 at 8:22am
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post #6 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nalty View Post
I've always pronounced it like Pheenom but now I'm thinking to pronounce it more like Phenomenon
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenom
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post #7 of 78
Phenom is a noun, for a person or thing that is phenomenal.

It sounds just the same.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
Yeah, it's supposed to be as in Phenomenon. How does that differ from your first one?
Phenomenon starts with a FEH sound, Phenom starts with a FEE sound. Don't know that I ever made that distinction before.

Fee-Nom (nom nom)
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post #8 of 78
It's pronounced Bull-dozer and it's time dammit let us have it.
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Yea, I hear people saying all kinds of things wrong in retail. like for linksys its linksee and acer is acker.
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Fee-nom, not fen-um
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