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How do you pronounce "oligosporus"?
oli-GOSS-porus 32%  32%  [ 13 ]
oligo-SPOR-us 61%  61%  [ 25 ]
other (explain in comments) 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
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 Post subject: Help me settle a debate #9
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This information is critical to the success of pandacookie's poetry and the resolution of Rhizopus O.'s identity crisis.

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oligosporus
eye of horus
lost in the forest
her feeties are porous

[gonna stop myself now and get back to work]

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OLI GO SPO RUS

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She's just Rhizo. I've never thought about the last bit!

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 Post subject: Re: Help me settle a debate #9
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Who are you having this debate with?


(please say yourself)

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 Post subject: Re: Help me settle a debate #9
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Fee wrote:
Who are you having this debate with?


(please say yourself)


Myself! (you told me to say that.)

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 Post subject: Re: Help me settle a debate #9
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(It's not a "help me prove who's right" debate, it's more of a "help the collective" debate.)

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 Post subject: Re: Help me settle a debate #9
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i have never pronounced that before but if i did i think i would do it the first way.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me settle a debate #9
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I always call her Rhizzo in my head, but if someone asked me to read it aloud, I'd put the accent on the second to last syllable.

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Never heard this word spoken before and I have no clue what it is, so I don't pronounce it all. I'm not helping...

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I say "oligo-SPOR-us" because the oligo- part is a prefix meaning few.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me settle a debate #9
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paprikapapaya wrote:
She's just Rhizo. I've never thought about the last bit!

Yeah up until this point in my head it's kind of an indistinct mumble starting with an "O" sound because I don't know how to pronounce it. But now that I think about it, "oligo-SPOR-us" sounds most logical to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me settle a debate #9
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choirqueer wrote:
(It's not a "help me prove who's right" debate, it's more of a "help the collective" debate.)

Yeah, it's not heated or anything. We just realized that CQ was pronouncing it the first way, while I was pronouncing it the second way. We don't know who is right. It's a debate in search of truth.

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As a fungus-studying type person, I say oligo-SPOR-us. And that is my Scientific Opinion (TM).


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I took a couple years of Latin way back when, and because of that, I'd pronounce it oligo-SPOR-us.

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oligo-SPOR-us!
It sounds like a Harry Potter spell.

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i've always pronounced it oligo-SPOR-us, but this discussion has confused me, and now i think oli-GOS-porus is a better word, or at least a better-sounding word. i'm pretty sure DrakeRedCrest is right, though, and i should have trusted my instincts.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me settle a debate #9
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oliGOsporus
tastes like phosphorus

obviously its oligoSPORus
cute like a walrus
slow like a lorus

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zensquiggle wrote:
I took a couple years of Latin way back when, and because of that, I'd pronounce it oligo-SPOR-us.

zaqette wrote:
As a fungus-studying type person, I say oligo-SPOR-us. And that is my Scientific Opinion (TM).

I suspect the PPKers who's names start with "z" are knowledgeable enough to be correct in this matter.

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I have no idea. I just came in to say that I had no idea what it was until I googled it just now.


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kilgore trout wrote:
paprikapapaya wrote:
She's just Rhizo. I've never thought about the last bit!

Yeah up until this point in my head it's kind of an indistinct mumble starting with an "O" sound because I don't know how to pronounce it. But now that I think about it, "oligo-SPOR-us" sounds most logical to me.


This was my method. On hard names I defer to the avatar...so I was actually pronouncing it "Rocky Horror"


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