Sometimes you just can't win when it comes to trying to pronounce certain names. That's the unfortunate predicament MMA announcer Michael Schiavello found himself in during a recent Resurrection Fighting Alliance bout. See, RFA 7 saw Danny Mainus take on Zac Chavez. If you're a teenage boy, or just someone that's been around the Internet long enough, you can probably already tell where this is going.
We geeks take pride in knowing every facet of our area of expertise, whether it's knowing that the murderous Marvel antihero The Punisher once teamed up with the lovable Archie, being able to recount all 86 endings of Star Ocean: The Second Story, or knowing what a grue's favorite diet is. Oddly enough, one thing of which we geeks may not be aware are the proper pronunciations to some of our culture's most prominent names and words. Whether the cause is rarely hearing them spoken aloud, or regularly hearing more than one widely-used pronunciation, the following is a list of words prevalent in our culture with pronunciations that are generally in contention along with their proper pronunciations.