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Old 03-10-2004, 04:45 AM   #1
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How in hell do you pronounce Pilate?

Is it like those work out tapes?

or is it like the guys who fly planes?

these guys seem less known than I thought.. though their (rather colplayesque) video's been all over MuchMusic, they don't even have an entry at! aieeee!

Interesting music... their album is a little more low key and not so Coldplayesque as their single.

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I've been encountering a lot of people lately who don't have an entry at It's really frustrating when the band name is one that's not really Google-able.

Anyway, I say it 'pah lah dee,' but I could be wrong.

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I generally say "Pih lah tee".. but it wasn't without saying Pilot (as in one who flies) for a long ass time!
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Originally posted by HelloAngel
I generally say "Pih lah tee".. but it wasn't without saying Pilot (as in one who flies) for a long ass time!
LMAO! I used to do that too! I signed up at my University for an Aerobics class but it had Pilates on the end and I didn't notice and I was like WTF is Pilates (pronounced it like Pilots) I ended up dropping it cos the word Pilates scared the crap outta me for some reason LOL (it wasn't quite popular in my city yet back then)
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I've always thought it was "peh-lah-tay"
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see i think it's pronounced like the excercise tapes, too... but many others around here are into saying Pilot.. and I don't know if should yell at them or not.
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The proper pronunciation is "Pilot".

As in Pontius Pilate. Which is where they got their name from. So sayeth the lead singer in an interview on Muchmusic.
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Old 03-11-2004, 04:22 AM   #8
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Yes, it's like Pilot.

I've seen them live.

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So it's not like the new yoga fad of pill-latte 's

Looks so funny when we all spell these out phonetically.
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It's definitely like Pilot.

Saw them live opening for David Usher. They were terrible with a capital T. Awful. May I never see them again.
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Their single is catchy though.
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Hey skeek hows it going...haven't seen you in a while buddy.
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pai-late...i think they take the name of a roman king called in latin pontius pilatus (pontzius peelatus)

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