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List of words the Narrator mispronounces

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    xTokiWartoothx

    [1]Jan 7, 2009
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    The Narrator, Robert Lee, constantly mispronounces words. can you cite any?

    Examples: Carburetor to "Carboretter," and fungi to "funjee,"

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    lja136

    [2]Jan 9, 2009
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    Just about all the japanese words, like mizu gumo, are mis-pronounced.
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    xTokiWartoothx

    [3]Jan 9, 2009
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    lol, just watched that one, hilarious. also found him saying "deci-bell" instead of decibel
    Edited on 01/09/2009 8:00pm
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    ITuneYoutout

    [4]Jan 10, 2009
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    In whirpool, snowplow he says LASSOO instead of LASSO
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    qertvbnpop

    [5]Jan 19, 2009
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    i hated how he said MEE-thane. instead of methane.
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    [6]Jan 31, 2009
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    qertvbnpop wrote:
    i hated how he said MEE-thane. instead of methane.

    I think sometimes he says things the way we say them in Ireland and Britain. Like I say mee-thane, there are so many words pronounced differently depending which side of the Altantic you're on! For example the one that always annoys me in in the USA is they say Al-uum-in-um for the element Aluminium. They leave out a whole letter! Over here we say Al-uum-in-EE-um

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    BTRAV

    [7]Jul 21, 2009
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    Superhero Myths: Centripetal as "sent-tra-peed-al", "careering" instead of "careening"
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    ravage84

    [8]Jul 30, 2009
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    The one that really drove me crazy was during the Diet Coke and Mentos episode. The round candies are not named "mentaas" and the flammable gaseous chemical used during the burning soap bubble tower section is not pronounced "meethane".

    The worst part is that the narrator would pronounce it correctly in one section and then incorrectly in another. Pronounce things consistantly wrong you moron!

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    critter42

    [9]Aug 5, 2009
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    Well, since he is actually Australian and only putting on an American accent, he's technically not mispronouncing them as far as he's concerned.
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    aldaros23

    [10]Aug 5, 2009
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    wow, i've never noticed these!
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    CharlieEvans1

    [11]Aug 13, 2012
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    He's constantly mispronouncing Tory's name (which is unforgivable in my book). He say's "TAHR-EE" instead of "TORE-EE". He should really know how pronounce all of the cast members' names!

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    GolfDude825

    [12]Aug 20, 2012
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    the explanation behind this is that the shows production actually takes place all over the world.. editing and the works actually take place in australia and england, so the narrator being from there has his natural accent when doing the show, the narrator is actually never in america..
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