View Poll Results: How do YOU pronounce SELEM?

Voters
58. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 44

Thread: How do YOU pronounce SELEM?

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    7,067

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by mikkojay View Post
    Yeah, Like SELEM DION- no, not really. Eh, definitely eh.
    Exactly! ............

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Yellowknife, NT, Canada
    Posts
    2,147,484,113

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FourDee View Post
    sell 'em
    Sounds kinda like a laser market

    Thats how I pronounce it

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Portland
    Posts
    1,354

    Default

    I'm going to go ahead and bump this thread.

    I thought I had it figured out, but then I hear a bunch of people pronouncing SELEM "Sa-Leem".

    I thought it was Sa-Lemm. Let's get this sorted or else, I'm not going next year! The way I see it, when you talk about a "LEM" you pronounce it "lemm." Why wouldn't that translate to something like SELEM or FLEM?

    -Jonathan

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    2,147,488,805

    Smile

    In truth, it really doesn't matter. However, here's the backstory:

    I came up with the SELEM acronym back in the spring of 2006, even though we never had a SELEM in 2006. At the time, I pronouced it "Sa-Leem", because I thought it sounded better with a long E sound. It all seemed academic at the time, because the event never happened.

    Then in the fall of '06, we had a meet in Orlando, Florida. I decided to stick with the "LEM" idea, so we called that event FLEM. Again, I stuck with the long E sound, making it FLEEM. But everyone liked the idea of a laser event called "PHLEGM", as in the nasty lung cheese you cough up when you have bronchitis.

    At this point, I'm clearly in the minority, as most people prefer the short E sound. And I'm cool with that. To tell you the truth, this year I think I'll be pronoucing SELEM as "Sore back, no sleep, but great people, great food, tons of equipment, and awesome laser shows meeting" Still, "SE-LEEM" still has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

    Adam

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Most definately sell 'em. Then again, it's an acronym, so shouldn't it be pronounced "ess-e-ell-e-em"?

    Edit: Crap! just realized i'm necroing /shame

  6. #36
    Bradfo69's Avatar
    Bradfo69 is online now Pending BST Forum Purchases: $47,127,283.53
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wilmington, DE
    Posts
    5,971

    Default

    Just my $.02

    I'm with you Adam. Never have heard a soul say the word yet but, my first impression was "cell-leem". Just rolls off the toungue well.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    2,147,488,805

    Smile

    Thanks for the support, Brad!

    I agree that it sounds better, but it appears that you and I are in the minority on this one. Sigh... Oh well, no matter how people pronounce it, it's still a fun event!

    Adam

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    7,067

    Wink

    And how to you say FLEM...?

  9. #39
    Bradfo69's Avatar
    Bradfo69 is online now Pending BST Forum Purchases: $47,127,283.53
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wilmington, DE
    Posts
    5,971

    Default

    I always seem to be in the minority. Sigh...

    Here... put an end to it!

    South Eastern Laser Enthusists Education Meeting !

    After all, it's supposed to be "edjumicational" as well as fun too, right?
    Last edited by Bradfo69; 08-06-2010 at 10:28. Reason: typo

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Portland
    Posts
    1,354

    Default

    Say you decide to put on a laser enthusiast meeting - a LEM... How would you pronounce "LEM"?

    Thanks for reviving this thread. I've been meaning to myself but didn't quite get around to it.

    -Jonathan

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •