View Poll Results: How do YOU pronounce SELEM?

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  • See-lum

    3 5.17%
  • Sa-lemm

    18 31.03%
  • Sa-Leem

    10 17.24%
  • See-Lemm

    13 22.41%
  • Salaam

    0 0%
  • Other (explain)

    14 24.14%
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Thread: How do YOU pronounce SELEM?

  1. #21
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    I think it's kinda neat to have voice conversations with PL peeps and hear it pronounced in many different ways.

    It kinda' reflects the diversity of characters that appeared there!

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banthai View Post
    just take it from us brits that we say it right ..... as we invented the "god damn son of a bitch" language
    This is why I speak AMERICAN! Or better yet, Southern North American. The south will rise again!

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    i dunno Sae-leeem

    but FLEM is definitely flem like the stuff that comes out of the back of your throat. Why it this true, because Adams sons said so :-P

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    Yeah, I remember having flem streaming out of my computer!

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream beamz View Post
    but FLEM is definitely flem like the stuff that comes out of the back of your throat. Why it this true, because Adams sons said so :-P
    Yeah, and you see what happened to that whipper-snapper too, didn't you? His ass is on the west coast, on a ship! Haha! Teach him to sass me!

    Actually, I've pretty much given up on FLEM. It's just too good a joke for people to resist pronouncing it "phlegm." Sigh...

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    just to add my view iv always thought of it as saylem cause the cat out of sabrina the teenage witch was called this and spelt the same way (selem) i think. dont shout at me if im wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by DZ View Post
    This is why I speak AMERICAN! Or better yet, Southern North American. The south will rise again!
    Yeah, what he said!!

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    based on logic and this thread, there are 3 proper pronunciations..

    #1 se-leem, because thats what the guy that names the event calls it
    #2 se-lem, because i have proven this is a proper pronunciation of the spelling and stated reference.
    #3 sea-lem, because the E sound is from the word 'east' which is the root of the original.

    so the answer is this:

    S.E.L.E.M is an acronym and SHOULD be pronounced "es-ee-el-ee-em"
    any other pronunciation is based on the will of the speaker and should be accepted by any attendee, so long as that pronunciation has some logical merit id is not offensive in any way (obviously the same rules would not apply to F.L.E.M.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by keeperx View Post
    based on logic and this thread, there are 3 proper pronunciations..

    #1 se-leem, because thats what the guy that names the event calls it
    #2 se-lem, because i have proven this is a proper pronunciation of the spelling and stated reference.
    #3 sea-lem, because the E sound is from the word 'east' which is the root of the original.

    so the answer is this:

    S.E.L.E.M is an acronym and SHOULD be pronounced "es-ee-el-ee-em"
    any other pronunciation is based on the will of the speaker and should be accepted by any attendee, so long as that pronunciation has some logical merit id is not offensive in any way (obviously the same rules would not apply to F.L.E.M.)
    Whoa, we have a linguistic here!
    In my opinion "es ee el ee em" is too long to be accepted, "selem", "seleem" or "sealem" is much shorter.
    By the way we Dutch-speaking guys pronounce it as "See-lem" (and not "Sielem" or something you Anglo-Saxon speaking guys might pronounce it)

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    Yeah, Like SELEM DION- no, not really. Eh, definitely eh.


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