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Old 02-08-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
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Do you correct people who mispronounce Bono?

People always say Bow no , Bon o, what's the difference?

To which I always respond, no difference as I mispronounce their name. They get so flustered.
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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I find it annoying when people say BO, then NO.
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Yes. I'd correct someone in the same way i'd correct them if they pronounced anything wrong. I'm one of those kind of people.
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It depends.

Some people mispronounce it on purpose because they dislike Bono and want to get a rise out of any U2 fans that might be present. I hate giving them their wish so I let it go and watch their faces kind of drop when they don't get a reaction.

If its someone who truly doesn't know, I'll nicely tell them the proper way to say it.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #6
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It does annoy me and I think its mostly due to uneducated music fans...even Tina Turner mispronouced it.
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yes, I correct them
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:46 AM   #8
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they always call him Boner to piss me off
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I don't... but then wish I did afterwards.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:54 AM   #10
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yes, all the freaking time.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:58 AM   #11
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Yes, esp. my husband who loves to do it to get a rise out of me. (it's getting old though.) A guy I work with says oh that guy married to Cher (same scenario as above--he thinks it bothers me.)
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I'm a corrector myself

I don't want them to confuse him w/ Sonny Bono
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Yes. I'd correct someone in the same way i'd correct them if they pronounced anything wrong. I'm one of those kind of people.
Me too. I'm dreadful like that - I'll correct people's spelling in posts and allsorts. I am trying very hard to give it up.

I agree that some people just say Bow-no to wind his fans up, so I just ignore them. Recently someone called him
Nobo. I am sorry to say that I giggled - it was nasty and unnecessary of them to call him that, and of couse I didn't approve, but it was kinda funny.
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Just did it a few days ago, not to be mean or anything, I just didn't want that person sounding like and eijit!
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Yes. It drives me crazy when people mispronounce his name.
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