Pronunciation of 'buoy'


#1

So, I’m laughing at the tutorial video announcer because when trying out EMET I notice she says ‘boo-ee’ when talking about the healing buoy. Then, when playing with an EMET, I hear him say it too.

Is this an American English mangling of the pronunciation, or just TRS getting it wrong?

In British English, at least, it should be pronounced ‘boy’.


#2

Just different pronunciations of the same word.


#3

In the US, we have different pronunciations. It’s how it is. We’re not wrong just because you say it differently.


#4

Boy or Boo-e. Either way, it’s correct.


#5

I prefer to call them Healing totems :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

You guys pronounce everything wrong. Here in America we pronounce things THE AMERICAN WAY!


#FREEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM


#7

When you’re in the heat of battle, it doesn’t matter what you call them.

“Throw a thing at me!” - skills4u2envy, 2016


#8

Throws toxic grenade :smile:

But yeah, either pronunciation is correct.


#9

Emet calls them boo-ees in the new audio since the patch but the subtitles call them spikes. Am I the first to notice this?
Also (bit off topic) Emet is the only one, when played as a bot, when showing the hunters, will have his name not all in caps. For example: LENNOX JACK Emet KALA.


#10

OH MY GOD SOMEONE BROUGHT IT UP!
It’s “Boy” not “Booee” RAAAAAAAAGH
Flails


#11

I was watching @GrizzleMarine when Emet first came out and I originally thought he was mispronouncing it as well. Regional differences i suppose. We had to find some way to distinguish outselves from you British nobs (kappa)


#12

Even though we invented the language!! :wink:

Yeah to be honest I pronounced gobi and alot other characters wrong until I actually heard someone from TRS say them. Not really to do with the language or accent much more being misinformed.


#13

Look at that damn third pronunciation. That says “bu:i” AKA:
#BOO-EEE


#14

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOY
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#15

#Nope.


#16

'Murica, fuck yeah


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#20

Though* not know lol sorry I couldn’t resist


#21

Jesus that was a really stupid mistake. Yeah I do know that is correct I think I just derped out on myself